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Investment Data Integrity

The IKINDI KTier™ solution provides an innovative bi-directional, rules-based data engine that is organized around operational processes.  It is agnostic to investment product type, system, data source and vendor thus ‘turning the verticals’ so a streamlined, automated approach can be leveraged for enterprise-wide data integration and data management functionality.  Secure, Scalable, Affordable, Fast and Reliable it empowers clients and vendors alike to complete painful transformational change such as outsourcing, deployment of new systems, replacement of systems eg POINT alternatives, and providing a framework for Enterprise Reporting.

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  •  Front Office Advantage 
    • Front Office Advantage for Asset Management companies requires investment data integrity, timeliness and enrichment.  To fuel further growth and competitiveness, asset managers increasingly target and acquire select businesses that expand their investment expertise and capabilities as well as global reach.

      This adds complexity to investment data management and data integration, as each business has its own business model and investment infrastructure and may require differing regulatory and financial reporting requirements.

      The integration of mergers and acquisitions into the global infrastructure of a firm creates complex and painful operational change.  The IKINDI KTierTM resolves the critical data pain points of operational change.

      Talk to us at the very earliest stage of your plan for operational change.

  •  Data Management & Control 
    • Providing a solution that solves a relentless data validation requirement with all of its complexities and nuances is the critical value IKINDI offers with KTier™.  This system has helped rescue outsourcing projects that were being badly delayed due to prolonged and continuing data differences in the parallel stage, enabled key Fixed Income clients optimize their use of POINT for Performance, Attribution & Analytics and Risk & Compliance reporting, and has also enabled ground-breaking enterprise-class software solutions to be successfully rolled out for Real Estate asset management as an example (a wholly under-served section of the industry from an automated perspective).  To this end, IKINDI also works closely with OSCRE, the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate, to help progress and advance the use of standards to better serve this market.

      Talk to IKINDI today to learn more about KTier ™.

  •  Operational Change 
    • Every business strives to provide greater value to its clients and stakeholders by continuously working to reduce operational overhead, leverage its strengths, and enhance its product/service offering.  In the Asset Management business this has led to an increasing use of strategic alliances and partnerships, and to key acquisitions and divestitures – all of which cause transformational operational change within the firm.

      Transformational change is extremely painful as it needs to happen in parallel with a very busy and already complex day-to-day environment.  Frequently businesses under-estimate the workload involved in making this change happen – focusing more on the systems costs or the future savings expected.  As the project advances the data management and business flow issues start to raise their ugly head, invariably causing cost and time overruns – sometimes measured in years with the enormous cost this can bring.

      Talk to IKINDI today to get best advice on your data integration challenges.

  •  Systems Integration 
    • As businesses grow and change, and as systems solutions become more specialized and scalable within their specialty area, Asset Management companies are increasingly integrating best-of-breed niche systems solutions into their infrastructure platform rather than trying to build specialized systems functionality in-house.

      The work of the IT and Operations teams is focused more on the successful integration of these applications and on the ongoing management and control of data flows, with the need for a powerful middleware tool to automate and streamline this otherwise highly manual process which is prone to failure.  This is where IKINDI’s KTier™ platform can help.

  •  Outsourcing 
    • With the benefit of experience over the last ten years, Asset Management companies have become more discerning about what could and should be outsourced and what should be retained in-house from either a control or Intellectual Property perspective.  Repeatable, automatable and low-value functions should be outsourced to a reputable service provider – typically in proven emerging economies where significant savings can be achieved.

      In a successful outsourcing arrangement, once bedded down, the remaining challenges can revolve around time-zone and cultural differences where companies could help bridge this gap with the benefit of ‘IKINDI in the Middle’.

      Talk to IKINDI today to learn more about our cross-border/cross-time zone operational support.

  •  Product Innovation 
    • Asset Management companies are constantly evaluating their performance and their product mix to ensure they are positioned for strategic growth and retention of hard-won client mandates.  Periodically firms will innovate and introduce new strategies and models which require changes to data and business flows.  This type of change requires nimble data integration solutions that can enrich, validate, reconcile and distribute data on the fastest turn-around time possible to gain a competitive advantage.

       

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      The IKINDI KTier™ FinTech solution provides this dynamic, flexible and scalable data integration management tool enabling a much faster and reliable path From Data to Wisdom.

  •  Reporting 
    • We’ve all experienced the implementation of a brand new system that has taken months and sometimes years to deploy, and often at a very high cost, only to find that the data is stale or inaccurate, creating a large manual burden to ensure quality reporting.

      This can create a distrust of the new system and a debilitating slowness for Portfolio Managers and other business units to adopt.  Costs continue to mount while the new system remains unused and senior management get more and more frustrated regarding the shifting live date.

      IKINDI’s expert team is drawn from key positions in the Asset Management business and can help a firm deploy use of The IKINDI KTier™ system which provides the dynamic power and controls to collect, cleanse, enrich, validate and distribute data so that only clean timely data reaches the business with exceptions being exposed for research and reconciliation much earlier in the business flow chain.  This allows businesses to use their highly automated systems solutions without the risk or overhead of manual workarounds.

Our Team

Our Team

We are a team of senior operational and technical professionals drawn from the Asset Management business with a specialized focus on Data Management & Integration solutions. We offer a smart and powerful cloud-based platform – Knowledge Tier™ – which we continuously develop to meet changing client and market demands. Our people are subject matter experts who work as part of your team on a short-term concentrated basis to successfully complete difficult data integration change initiatives.

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