Back Office IT Company of the year

of the year
A second time winner of the Funds Europe IT award, Omgeo is a leading provider of post-trade pre-settlement trade management solutions. In September 2005, it launched Omgeo Connect, a solution to provide pre-integrated connectivity to Omgeo and other third-party post-trade solutions for investment managers. {playerflv}/images/stories/awards_vids/clip10.flv|320|256|#ffffff|true|left{/playerflv}Shortlisted: Performa Consultants (COMMENDED)
The judges felt a special commendation should go to Performa Consultants. Established in 1999, Performa is a privately owned company based in London. It developed software suite, PerformaGlobal, to assist investment managers in achieving compliance with the CFA Institute's Global Investment Performance Standards. Over the past year, Performa has steadily grown its business with revenue up 20% on the previous year, facilitating an operating profit margin of 30%. Brown Brothers Harriman - Infomediary
BBH Infomediary's hosted/ASP model allows clients to improve STP without the burden of buying, installing and maintaining the infrastructure internally. Infomediary handles over 200,000 messages a day for over 300 client counterparties. Its open architecture technology has applicability for a variety of client types and models; clients use BBH Infomediary to streamline a broad range of operational processes, including trade instructions, payments, reconciliations, corporate actions, and fund order messaging. SWIFT
SWIFT is the industry co-operative providing comprehensive messaging communications to the financial community, across the industryââ?¬â?¢s most secure, resilient and cost-efficient network. Its provision of automated processing has provided significant savings to the European funds industry, which still loses an estimated ââ??¬5bn a year in indirect costs through inefficiencies.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.