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AFTAs 2017: Best Cloud Initiative—Northern Trust

It’s easy to think that after years of discussion, cloud is old hat for financial services firms. But the process of fully moving to a cloud-based architecture requires not only a change in technology but also in the mindset of developers, as Northern…

AFTAs 2017: Best Reporting Initiative—State Street Corporation

From June 2018, the largest registered investment companies—those with net-asset values of over $1 billion—will be required to comply with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rule. Existing forms,…

AFTAs 2017: Best IT Integration Initiative—Cowen

When Cowen announced that it was acquiring Convergex in April 2017, it was looking for a swift close to the deal—in just three months, the agency broker would become a full part of its new parent, renamed and rebadged to reflect that change. For CIO Ann…

2017 AFTAs Winners' Circle: Imagine Software

After winning the coveted vendor innovation category for risk, compliance and reporting at this year’s AFTAs, James Rundle sits down with Imagine Software’s CEO, Lance Smith, to talk about risk, regulation, and what’s coming up in 2018.

AFTAs 2017: Best Use of the Agile Methodology—Confluence

The prominence of the Agile development methodology has exploded within the financial technology sphere in recent years as both vendor and end-user firms have looked to release new functionality on a continual basis, with release cycles being reduced to…

2017 AFTAs Winners' Circle: SmartStream Technologies

Historically, collaboration between banks hasn’t yielded much success—except, perhaps, when it comes to reference data. James Rundle talks with Peter Moss, CEO of SmartStream’s Reference Data Utility (RDU), about how the project came about, and how it’s…

AFTAs 2017: Best Middle-Office Initiative—RIMES Technologies

This year RIMES Technologies takes home the award for the best middle-office initiative in the vendor section of the AFTAs, thanks to its work with institutional asset manager Fort Washington Investment Advisors. RIMES’ project with Fort Washington,…

AFTAs 2017: Best Third-Party Technology Vendor IT Team—Axioma

New York-based risk management solutions provider Axioma makes it into the winners’ circle at the 2017 AFTAs, bagging the best third-party technology vendor IT team award. The company has two IT teams—platform development and implementation. These two…

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