About a-team Marketing Services
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

Unigestion Selects AIM Software’s GAIN for Enterprise Data Management

Subscribe to our newsletter

Unigestion, a Geneva headquartered asset manager, has selected AIM Software’s GAIN enterprise data management (EDM) platform and business applications to provide an integrated front-to-back-office data management and operations solution. The selection of GAIN plays into the asset manager’s recent decision to implement SimCorp’s Dimension, an investment management platform that has already been integrated with GAIN by AIM and SimCorp.

Unigestion selected the AIM solutions in a competitive process involving a number of EDM vendors, a shortlist of AIM and Markit, and a final proof of concept. Alanh Husson, chief project officer at Unigestion, says: “We have chosen GAIN over its competitors because of its unique strategy to deliver targeted business applications rather than tool-based custom development. In addition, AIM was the only firm to actually address our needs over the complete lifecycle of financial instruments, from pre-trade research to the management of instrument data held in our investment portfolios.”

The asset manager has started to implement both GAIN and Dimension and will deploy AIM business applications covering static reference data, pricing, corporate actions and investment research data as the project moves towards its first milestone of delivering a book of record integrated with GAIN and the AIM business applications by mid-2015. Its ultimate intent is to develop governance across all its business processes and gradually replace in-house built legacy systems with a simplified, efficient and cost effective systems landscape.

Unigestion offers tailor-made investment solutions and manages $16 billion of assets using sophisticated strategies, making it a significant win for AIM, which has secured nine new clients this year – more are in the pipeline – on the strength of its business rather than technology led approach to data management.

Josef Sommeregger, global head of business development and strategy at AIM, explains: “Asset managers are under huge pressure to adopt best practices in a race to attract larger investors’ assets. We see a growing demand from asset managers to industrialise their data activities, so that they can improve business decisions, offer tailor-made investment solutions and, at the same time, reduce operational risks.”

Subscribe to our newsletter

Related content

WEBINAR

Recorded Webinar: Best practice approaches for corporate actions automation

Demand for timely and accurate corporate actions data is growing as volumes and complexity rise, and financial institutions acknowledge the increasingly costly gap between accurate corporate actions processing in real, or near-real, time and faulty processing caused by poor data and resulting in missed opportunities to optimise revenue. While many firms currently process parts of...

BLOG

DTCC and Broadridge Team Up to Automate Voluntary Corporate Action Instructions

DTCC subsidiary The Depository Trust Company (DTC) has enhanced its Reorganizations service to offer an automated process for submitting instructions for voluntary corporate actions in ISO 20022 format. The service is designed to replace manual submission processes and is expected to reduce risk associated with human error and provide cost savings for clients. Broadridge Financial...

EVENT

Data Management Summit USA Virtual (Redirected)

The highly successful Data Management Summit USA Virtual was held in September 2020 and explored how sell side and buy side financial institutions are navigating the global crisis and adapting their data strategies to manage in today’s new normal environment.

GUIDE

Data Lineage Handbook 2019

Welcome to our latest handbook on data lineage, a critical concern for data managers working to achieve regulatory compliance, deliver operational gains, and provide meaningful value to the business. The handbook covers the complete scope of data lineage, with a view to helping you win management buy-in and budget, decide whether to build or buy...