Cortland Capital Market Services is continuing to grow and expand its real estate business by employing Yardi Investment Management to deliver investor reports and automated accounting, allocations and financial consolidations.
Technology & software solutions
By George Ralph, RFA – According to Microsoft and 451 Research, most organisations are working with four cloud vendors, at least. Many firms are utilising public cloud services from the biggies like Amazon and Microsoft, but also want, or need more discrete services to house some applications, and for these services, will opt for private clouds. Today’s firms want applications that bring them business benefits, and if they need to bring on board other cloud services to house them, or to cope with the workload, that’s what they do. Our customers want infrastructure that just works as it should. They don’t really care what or where it is, as long as it is safe, secure, redundant, compliant and flexible.
By George Ralph, RFA – Outsourcing IT is a viable option for many private equity firms who are looking for high quality, enterprise grade technology without the headache of managing it in house.
By George Ralph (pictured), RFA - 2017 is as good a time as any to be starting a new alternative investment firm, certainly better than it would have been a decade ago, but there are some key areas of focus that start-ups should be on top of. Here are some thoughts on how to help set your start-up to be successful:
By George Ralph (pictured), RFA Financial Cloud and Technology Services – It’s a widely held misconception that heavily regulated industries are the least agile, and the slowest to innovate. In the financial services sector particularly, there is a tendency to see compliance and responsibility as a barrier to success, when they should be seen as the essential foundation.
By George Ralph (pictured), RFA Financial Cloud and Technology Services – The global financial crisis and subsequent recession happened almost a decade ago, but their legacy goes on and on, with more stringent regulations and bigger fines every year.
By George Ralph (pictured), RFA Financial Cloud and Technology Services – In RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Report, of 1002 respondents from companies of all sizes, primarily located in the US, UK and Europe, 95 per cent of respondents were using the cloud in some way during 2017. Of these, 89 per cent are using public clouds (22 per cent exclusively), 72 per cent are using private clouds (only 5 per cent exclusively) and 67 per cent are using a hybrid of the two.
Waymark Tech, a provider of regulatory intelligence software, has launched a new AI-powered tool that automatically identifies regulatory crossovers and conflicts between incoming regulations, such as MiFID II, GDPR, and PRIIPS.
MiFID II aims to increase the accountability and transparency of the financial services industry and represents the latest in a long line of regulatory developments since the '08 global financial crash.
Colt Technologies is a private telecoms company owned by Fidelity. It delivers secure, on-demand services designed to meet the stringent requirements and speed of the financial markets. Among the more than 400 capital markets firms it supports worldwide includes 18 of the 25 largest global banks and 13 European central banks. With both sell-side and buy-side firms looking for reliable access to market data under MiFID II, having the requisite market infrastructure in place is a potentially daunting task.