Business Agility Through Data Agility

The Problem The ability to use data is fundamental to an organisation’s survival. Despite an awareness that the effective use of data underpins corporate success, many organisations are struggling to use data as a valuable resource to support their corporate strategies. We consistently see many organisations still grappling with the basics, lacking a ‘fit for […]

Data agility

#Thomas Kuhn: the man who changed the way the world looked at science; Fifty years ago, a book by Thomas Kuhn altered the way we look at the philosophy behind science, as well as introducing the much abused phrase ‘paradigm shift’. I strongly believe that we are reaching an inflection point of the so called ‘paradigm […]

Data Migration and Data Management

THE PROBLEM Buy side Investment Managers and services firms continually struggle with data and the ability to confidently use it as a source of information to support their corporate strategies. This is a vital part of any organisation’s survival for the future. However, we consistently see many organisations  still struggling with the basics – the […]

Global fund data warehouse

The challenge With an IT infrastructure which had been built up over 25 years, the firm had several platforms in siloes to business/product lines and specific to distribution channels. With 9 separate environments maintaining product and asset data, operational overhead in managing and aggregating data gave rise to significant operational overhead and latency in creating […]

International custody data platform

The challenge 22 clearing houses and custodians serviced the settlement and custodian function throughout Europe, Asia Pac and Latin America for the firm. An aggregate view of trade date, value date and settled positions was needed to manage settlement risk and provide a single view by product and client. The solution Rationalisation of custodians reduced […]

COVID-19: Navigate the exit from lockdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a truly unique impact. Economies worldwide have all but shut down as governments have sought to halt the spread of the virus and prevent potentially disastrous consequences by locking down and imposing social distancing measures on their populations. Not since the Black Death has a disease so profoundly switched off […]