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Innovation

The Buyside: A Technology Evolution

The Buyside has undergone a massive evolution in the past few years. Indeed, a radical transformation has re-shaped all asset management firms – and the professionals who operate within them. As a result, the needs of the Buyside are quite different now than they were just 24 months ago.

Innovation

Maximizing Signal Velocity and Transforming Markets Voice Communications

On June 1, 2021, I joined Symphony as Chief Product Officer – the same day Brad Levy became our CEO. That same month, we announced the acquisition of Cloud9: a cloud-native, API-first approach to trader voice. It was a pivotal month in an exciting and eventful year for Symphony, and myself. One year later, we have made remarkable strides to convert Symphony’s potential energy into transformational value for our customers – and Cloud9, its people and its product, have played an integral role in our progress.

Tech4Fin

Introducing Symphony’s Technical Advisory Group

Since Symphony’s earliest days as a company, we have collaborated closely with our customers to ensure that our product both addresses their challenges and meets their needs. In that spirit of collaboration and in conjunction with Symphony’s board of directors, we recently formed a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) as a forum to discuss perspectives on technology with our customers and help to inform Symphony’s go-forward strategy. At its outset, the group committed to meeting twice a year to share knowledge and experience regarding technology trends and related Symphony initiatives, as well as to ensure that our development strategy aligns with our customers’ visions.

Tech4Fin

In Praise of Standardisation

Over the last 20 years, ops has reinvented itself for the better, faster, and cheaper, as well as vastly improved its interoperability with the rest of the financial ecosystem.

Tech4Fin

From Status Quo to Engine of Opportunity: 20 Years in Banking Ops

On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, I found myself reflecting on how much banking operations has changed since I joined my first ops team in 1998. Over the last 20 years, ops has reinvented itself for the better, faster, and cheaper, as well as vastly improved its interoperability with the rest of the financial ecosystem.