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Addressing the Challenges and Realising the Benefits of a ‘Cloud First’ Policy

By Andy Mather, European Financial Services Industry Specialist, Telstra. The move to a ‘cloud first’ policy by financial firms is a tantalising idea. After all, which chief technology officer wouldn’t want to seriously reduce their company’s on-premise compute and storage costs, while at the same time boosting agility and ability to profit from new, innovative,…

JHC Helps Wealth Managers Move into the Digital World with Digital Wealth Platform

Wealth management firm JHC Systems (JHC) has released Digital Wealth Platform, a product and service allowing firms to digitise key processes with a view to improving efficiency and end user experience, while giving wealth managers more to time to focus on client relationships and retention. Digital Wealth Platform combines a centralised database approach with a…

A Guide to Getting Data Management Right on the Buy-Side

Buy-side firms have developed data management capabilities exponentially over recent years, driven by regulatory requirements, but continually challenged by pressure on budgets, selecting suitable solutions, and sourcing and maintaining good quality data. Naomi Clarke, chief data officer at MSAmlin, and a speaker on a recent A-Team Group webinar sponsored by the SmartStream Reference Data Utility…

Excel in Data Management – Why it Still Has a Role to Play

By: Martijn Groot, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Asset Control. In the world of technology infrastructure, Microsoft Excel is often seen as both a blessing and a curse. That its usage remains so widespread today is testament to the power of the tool, as well as the quality of the marketing and distribution that…

Limited In-House Skills Drive Financial Services Firms to Focus on Outsourcing

Financial services firms continue to play into the move to outsource technology services, citing their reasons as a preference to use qualified experts with industry knowledge, limited skills in the market, and cost efficiency. According to research commissioned by Asset Control, 49% of senior decision makers in financial services organisations listed ‘we prefer to use…

Refinitiv Reviews Potential of Machine Learning and Problems of Data Quality

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have moved beyond the experimental stage to become core components of business strategy and investment. Key use cases include risk management, performance analysis and trading idea generation, ahead of automation and cutting costs. The whole is driven by growing numbers of data scientists employed by financial organisations. The barriers…

Data Management Innovation Delivers Significant Benefits, But it’s Not Easy

Innovation in data management can improve analytics, generate revenue potential, reduce costs, help companies monetise data and support digital transformation – but there are caveats, including the challenges of legacy systems, lack of budget and skilled resources, and cultural resistance. A recent A-Team Group webinar discussing how to leverage innovation in data management covered these…

Managing Data to Deliver Quality, Meaningful Analytics and Business Benefits

Data quality is critical to meaningful data analytics, and data analytics are key to business strategy – but with increased volumes and complexity of data coming into organisations, how can they ensure data is of the required quality and analytics are adding value to the business? A panel at A-Team Group’s recent Data Management Summit…

Saxo Bank and Brown Advisory Cooperate to Offer Ethical Stocks to SaxoSelect Clients

Saxo Bank, a fintech focused on multi-asset trading and investment, and Brown Advisory, a global investment manager with a history in sustainable investing, have cooperated to add a digital investment portfolio, Ethical Selection, to the SaxoSelect universe. The portfolio offers a cost-effective way to invest in a sustainable, all-cap, 30-40 stock portfolio comprising US listed…

Data Lineage is One of the Most Opportunistic Solutions for Financial Firms

Data lineage is a hot topic, but just how hot and what should you be doing to ensure you get it right at your organisation? How can you ensure it delivers return on investment and is, indeed, an opportunistic solution? A recent A-Team Group webinar answered these questions and more, underlining the importance of data…