aixigo has relaunched its high performance portfolio management system for the fully digital wealth manager investify.
aixigo has further expanded the features of the high performance portfolio API. It accepts large amounts of data as raw material from legacy systems, refines them quickly, on a mass capable and flexibly into information and makes it available to all customer systems.
The aixigo API currently comprises just under 100 services. Each of these services can be configured individually using call parameters. For digital wealth management, the API provides all the processes and functions required for volume business. This makes wealth management services suitable for the masses and is no longer reserved for very wealthy clients. The flexibility of the REST API allows financial service providers to innovate even the digital customer experience. Be it via apps, chatbots or voice interfaces.
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.
The market for personal investments will change radically: Digitalisation, competition, regulation and clients are pushing financial service providers towards innovation in the field of investment. Channels, services and techniques need to be newly invented to comply with the given requirements.
With the provisions of MiFID II / FIDLEG, which came into force at the beginning of this year, banks and financial service providers face challenges such as cost transparency. In addition, innovation pressure from FinTechs and the massive expansion of ETF offerings are driving institutions to action. The changes made by the ECJ ruling in 2017 and new channels such as Alexa & Co. are giving banks and financial service providers new opportunities in sales.
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.
These last weeks have been incredibly exciting here at aixigo. We were able to make a giant step in the utilisation of our technology. Until now our single largest installation has held 1.3 million clients and their securities accounts. Now this product has been expanded to over 4 million clients. This really makes us proud – and we will continue to see the technological development of our products as unique part of our positioning.
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.”
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.