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Linedata acquires outsourcing firm QRMO

Linedata takes over QRMO

Linedata has expanded its outsourcing business into Asia with the acquisition of Quality Risk Management & Operations (QRMO), a provider of outsourced middle-office, shadow accounting and risk monitoring services to the asset management and securities industries.

Vontobel in digital banking transformation with Appian

Vontobel in digital banking revamp

Appian, a US-based provider of low-code application platform, says it has been enlisted by Vontobel Bank “to execute its digital transformation strategy across all business divisions”.

When large projects go bad: leadership, operational change and a dose of reality

Steve Young, Citisoft

Large-scale operational projects within asset management firms are notoriously ambitious, incredibly complex and extremely hard to deliver. Global system implementations are a common culprit, where often multiple applications (some legacy) are being replaced.

StatPro to acquire risk and performance analytics business from UBS

UBS and StatPro agree acquisition deal

UBS is selling its risk and performance analytics service, UBS Delta, to StatPro Group, a provider of cloud-based portfolio analysis and asset pricing services for the global asset management industry.

Vermilion Software and Cymba Technologies acquired by FactSet

Factset in shopping spree

Factset, a US-based provider of financial information and analytics software to the investment management industry, has completed two acquisitions. These are Vermilion Software, a client reporting and communications software specialist and Cymba Technologies, which focuses on asset and investment management software and solutions.

PriceMetrix acquired by McKinsey

McKinsey acquires PriceMetrix

McKinsey has bought PriceMetrix, a Toronto-based data and analytics company focused on the wealth and asset management sector. McKinsey says that “PriceMetrix will retain its management team, brand and identity, and will work in close collaboration with McKinsey’s wealth and asset management team”. PriceMetrix’s tools – ValueOne, CommissionCheck and FeeCheck – are complementary to McKinsey’s […]

M&A in investment management tech space: Linedata acquires Derivation

France-based Linedata has taken over fellow investment management software provider, Derivation. Derivation specialises in risk, analytics, and portfolio management solutions to institutional and hedge fund managers. It is based in the UK, employs 20 people and its pro-forma revenue for 2015 is £2 million (€2.5 million). The acquisition has now been completed. Derivation’s products will […]

Virtus Partners live with new lending platform from Misys

Virtus Partners in IT revamp with Misys

Texas-based asset administrator, Virtus Partners, has gone live with new back office lending system, FusionBanking LoanIQ, supplied by Misys. The new platform supports full-service agency administration and bank portfolio loan administration. It covers SME, commercial and syndicated lending. The contract was signed in November last year. The implementation work took around three months and came […]

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