Interview with Kai Friedrich – Consorsbank & BNP Paribas

In the context of the project “Digital David” of the Consorsbank and BNP with aixigo, Mr. Friedrich, CEO Consorsbank and DAB, gave detailed information about the development of the market and told Christian Neuenhaus, Head of Marketing and Communications at aixigo, how the Consorsbank and BNP react to this development.

Neuenhaus: Mr Friedrich, you have once in an interview to the question “How digitalisation changes the relationship with the customer?” responded that customers today are taking a much more active role than before and are, simultaneously, cooperation partners. What is the role of the digital consulting project in this context?

Kai Friedrich, CEO Consorsbank
and DAB, BNP Paribas Group

Kai Friedrich: In our project, we already involve future users of the system during the specification phase. Here, various user tests are carried out with customers in order to be able to react to the customer’s wishes as early as possible.

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aixigo at the FinDEVr London – Review

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.

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aixigo’s High Performance PMS – Digital Wealth Management with APIs

Digital financial investment and wealth management are currently central underlying themes in the financial market. aixigo has developed a suitable solution for both of these — our high performance portfolio management software via APIs.

To precisely and simply explain this software in just a few seconds, we have produced two short films during recent months. The first part covers the connection between our technology and Amazon Echo; since with the digital portfolio management solution by aixigo, you can not only perform mass calculations for millions of portfolios within a few minutes but can also provide high speed responses for human speech interaction. See here: aixigos digital solution with the amazon Echo!

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Fintech Finance – Interview with aixigo

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.

Read the Interview.

Finovate Europe – Review from a developer’s and presenter’s point of view

Well a month ago, aixigo took part in the Finovate Europe in London and presented its high performance portfolio management system based on APIs : http://blog.aixigo.de/high-performance-api-services-for-portfolio-management.html?lang=en

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?”.

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investify is live …!

Christian Neuenhaus: Yesterday, after a long and hard journey, investify went online. How does it feel?

Christian Friedlich: It is a ‘we’ve done it’ kind of feeling. The road for us was full of surprises, how difficult it is as a digital asset management service to get a licence for example, or how many processes and things there are to do that require asset management. In the end we are happy of course to have brought this very complex process under our control and to be able to offer a comprehensive service. It was a lot of work and we have learnt a great deal. We are convinced that we can now offer an excellent service to the customer.

Christian Neuenhaus: In the meantime, Robo Advisor has imposed itself en masse on the market. Why will investify have greater success than the existing services? What is different about investify?

Christian Friedrich: investify has a few clear, distinctive features.  investify is one of the few digital asset management services that is operating with a licence. Only a quite small group in the market has this privilege. What really differentiates investify, is the emotionalisation and personalisation of the investment that we offer. We don’t offer a standard investment, rather for the first time worldwide the client is in the position to receive a personalised digital asset management service. This is completely new to the market. Read more

Digital Investment – Study by aixigo AG

During the FinTech wave two years ago, we began an intensive and continuous evaluation of all emerging and existing robo-advisors.
Our study is based on more than 80 robo-advisors. The creators of these robos are FinTechs and banks. The aim of this study was and still is to put the market of online advisory offers under the microscope; and at the same time identify successful companies and understand the reasons for their success. Our focus is globally oriented. Most of the robos under observation come from Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia.

What data was collected?

We conducted initial extensive research into the provided tools and associated websites. We were also concerned with the construction of the tools.
Are questions being asked about risk-bearing capacity, risk-bearing settings, experience and knowledge? If so, to what extent? What is the minimum investment amount? Can I maintain one or even several investment objectives? Read more

Serverraum-Überwachung

Server Room Monitoring: the project

Server room monitoring

Breadboard with sensors for temperature monitoring

Since 1st March 2016 I am working on my final paper for certification as qualified IT specialist system integration. The topic is the “Introduction of server room monitoring based on cost-efficient and self maintainable, preferably open software and hardware”.

I decided to implement the process with Raspberry Pis in order to be able to control the correspondent sensors. These should be integrated in the network and transmit the current temperature data of our server rooms and the relevant air conditioners to out IT department. Ideally I will also embed humidity sensors, which will, a big surprise, measure the air humidity in the rooms.

Server room monitoring

from left to right: temperature sensor, temperature/air humidity sensor

The current plan is that there will be two Raspberry Pis in every server room, which will manage an until now not determined number of sensors. These altoghether four Pis will be placed reasonably throughout the server room in order to guarantee the as much as possible all-over monitoring. A fifth Pi should be provided with an 8 inch display and will graphically illustrate the progression of the temperature at our office.

We will use the DS18B20 as temperature sensors and DHT11 as temperature/air humidity sensor. In case of one of the sensors registering a deviation, which was determined beforehand by us, our department will be informed by e-mail right away so as to be able to react quickly to the matter.

I will turn in the paper probably around 15th April 2016, afterwards the project is going into production. Here at aixigo new innovative ideas are welcomed anytime, especially if they improve the monitoring of the already existing infrastructure. It will centralize the information management and shorten the processing time. This was a very exciting and challenging project with a lot of hadicraft work both in the hardware and software unit. I definitely enjoyed it very much and am glad that is of a modular structure so that the colleagues will be able to maintain and expand it.

Christian Werrmann