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Eagle Responds to Asset Management Challenges with Move into Public Cloud and Plans to Extend Product Portfolio

Eagle Investment Systems is responding to the challenges of asset management by investing in public cloud technology, working with clients on outsourcing, and adding value to legacy systems. It is also planning to extend its product portfolio through vendor partnerships and offer an open ecosystem of solutions. Eagle CEO Mal Cullen identifies some of the…

SS&C Proposes Acquisition of Australian Financial Technology Provider GBST Holdings

SS&C is back on the acquisition trail, this time announcing a non-binding indicative proposal to acquire Australian financial technology firm GBST Holdings for approximately A$221 million (equivalent to about US$155 million). While the company made four successful acquisitions in 2018, this one may not complete as it is reported that FNZ, a wealth management specialist…

J.P. Morgan Partners StatPro to Deliver Portfolio Analytics for Asset Managers

StatPro is hoping to reach new heights through a strategic partnership with J.P. Morgan that will provide J.P. Morgan clients with access to StatPro’s Revolution portfolio analytics platform alongside the bank’s fixed income benchmark indices. The aim of the partnership, which has an initial five-year term, is to create a one-stop shop offering decision makers…

SS&C upgrades Advent solutions

SS&C Technologies has released version 19.1 of its Advent portfolio management solutions. The Advent products, acquired in 2015, include Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX), a portfolio accounting and reporting solution that includes a new API for portfolios and token-based authentication capabilities. APX regulatory reporting is also improved. Advent Genesis, a cloud-based rebalancing, portfolio construction and trade…

Fund Administrator Extends StatPro Contract

Another win for StatPro, this time a three-year contract with a top 20 fund administrator for Revolution. The minimum contract value is £2.44 million. The fund administrator currently uses Revolution to provide services to over 30 clients for performance, attribution and risk. This contract extension demonstrates its renewed commitment to Revolution and future expansion of…

Refinitiv Puts Data and Compute in the Cloud to Deliver PRIIPs Compliance Service

Refinitiv is building out cloud capability by providing a menu of data and services that breaks down its traditional product outlook. Clients can select the capabilities and content they need, compute is performed in the cloud, and longer term, cloud is expected to unlock some of the costs of platforms, people and processes. An example…

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,…

Asset Control Puts AC PaSS Managed Services Solution in Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Asset Control has made its managed services solution, AC Platform as a Scalable Service (AC PaSS), available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace having achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud status. The company confirmed its commitment to offer managed services earlier this year and is offering AC PaSS as a means for financial services organisations to achieve cost…

Data Governance a Top 2019 Priority, Says Syncsort

According to a new survey from Syncsort, a US-based provider of Big Iron (aka mainframes) to Big Data software, many firms are still struggling to make data accessible and get value from it, with 68% of respondents reporting that siloed data negatively impacts their organization. The 2019 Data Trends survey found that most IT departments…

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…