And the winner is … aixigo! With its Wealth Management Platform – the fastest on the market – aixigo wins the Award in the category Outstanding Front-End Digital Solutions Provider (Vendor) at the Private Banking Conference & Award Germany 2018.
aixigo at the Finanzdienstleister der nächsten Generation 2018, Frankfurt
Once again, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Conference took place in Frankfurt on April 11. Bernard Ehrlich, Head of Consulting & future lab at aixigo, revealed to the audience the background of aixigo’s trend-setting portfolio technology. Which trends dominate the market? Which requirements for banking technology do these trends entail? Moreover, how did aixigo implement these high requirements?
As an introduction, Bernard Ehrlich initially reported on three key trends in the securities business: Regulation. Digitalisation. Big Data & AI. Each of these trends places special demands on banking technology.
In the past three months aixigo was on the way to and at different events in London. Starting with the Robo Investing in London leading to the last event of the FinovateEurope at the start of March 2018. Finally, we can quickly outline the events in a few words:
Robo-Investing, 01. 02. 2018
With a presentation during a panel slot, Mario Alves presented and introduced aixigo to the attendees. In a very short Q&A session, the panel attendees discussed financial topics and questions asked by the audience on stage.
The “Banking IT-Innovation Award” is presented by the Business Engineering Forum of the University of St. Gallen and honours innovative and technology-based solutions that convince both at the customer front and the back office. aixigo accepted the most important IT award in Switzerland at the award ceremony in St. Gallen on 16 November.
The three winners of the 2017 Award were honoured at the Business Engineering Forum. Next to many high-caliber key-note speakers, the award winners presented their innovative solutions to the selected audience. For aixigo, Christian Friedrich, CEO aixigo, and Marcus Gründler, Head of Portfolio Management Systems at aixigo, presented aixigo’s new Wealth Management platform, which stands out for its speed and portfolio mass management and convinced the independent jury.
aixigo’s Wealth Management Platform manages to analyze and calculate millions of portfolios in minutes – no system on the market is that fast up to now. Even extremely broad portfolios (> 30,000 transactions, 10-year history) can be analyzed in milliseconds. Based on the APIs, the Wealth Management Platform is flexible – enabling both a cloud and custom solution. Currently, all functionalities covering the aspects of a digital asset management offer are included (eg. performance measurement, risk monitoring, rebalancing etc.).
Christian Neuenhaus, Head of Marketing and Communication at aixigo, managed the entire application process of aixigo. In September, the application to the University of St. Gallen went out and only a month later aixigo got the answer and announcement about the award:
“Aixigo’s High Performance Portfolio Management System demonstrates the importance of back-office innovation, which is often not visible to the end user. The cloud-based solution enables new use cases through its performance. On the one hand, asset management is democratised, as it creates an infrastructure that enables wealth management in the retail sector as well. On the other hand, the requirements of future technologies (e.g. KIs) are anticipated and enabled. All of this happens in a way that also makes it easier for traditional providers to transform to this new technology base.” Judgment of the jury of the Banking IT-Innovation Award 2017.
Ralf Steinhauer, Senior Sales Manager aixigo, and Christian Neuenhaus were also present at the award ceremony in St. Gallen on 16 November next to the presenters: “It has been shown that practical innovations that are extremely important – for both the bank and the customers – find a corresponding appreciation in the market. Even the key note speakers of the awarding show the importance for the Swiss area.”
Almost a month ago, aixigo was present in London at the FinDEVr, another format of the Finovate Group. In addition to many interesting presentations and dialogues, it was also a nice time in London. Marcus Gründler, Head of Portfolio Management Systems, and Jonas Pommerening, Software Developer, were out and about as a presenter team in London and have shown in a short presentation how to quickly create individual customer solutions with aixigo’s Digital Wealth Management APIs and a workflow engine “off the shelf”. As an example of this served a process that identifies portfolios that fall below a performance threshold and realigns them based on the individual investment guidelines.
In June 2017, aixigo will take part in another event in the Finovate Group series. The FinDEVr will take place on 12th and 13th June 2017 in London. The event will focus on innovative financial and banking technology, software development, and software architecture.
aixigo participated as a presenter in the Finovate Europe this February. Already during the event days there were some interviews with our colleagues. Included was a video interview with Fintech Finance – a magazine for the financial sector which is available in print and can be viewed on TV. Afterwards, there was a special edition in the Fintech Finance magazine on the Finovate event and aixigo was asked anew to for an interview.
Now, a few weeks later, we have written down our impressions of the whole process – from different points of view. All in all we can say, FinovateEurope was an awesome experience and we really enjoyed it! And now, have a look at our developer’s and presenter’s view of aixigo’s project “Finovate Europe 2017”:
Read what David, our participating developer, experienced:
At the beginning of December my manager placed an Amazon echo on my desk. “David, we have the idea to present at the Finovate Europe beginning of February. Can you get Amazon Alexa to talk to the PMS API until then?”.