Synechron launches InvesTech accelerator

Synechron has unveiled a new accelerator programme which consists of five real-world solutions that meet growing demands and pain points of the institutional investment management industry.

This is the eighth such initiative that the consultancy firm has launched in the last five years, with this one aimed at solving current challenges including shrinking margins, the need to create operational efficiencies, addressing risk management issues and meeting the growing demand for personalised investment services.

The solutions are designed to address the need for evolving technologies and digitised ways of working with and for clients, as well as automating processes for buy-side firms that include tracking regulatory compliance requirements.

The offerings include an ESG Booster to help score environmental, social and governance portfolios and individual companies based upon multiple external data and inputs; the WillPower solution, which safeguards digital assets for an easier estate planning process, via a blockchain-led centralised digital safe deposit box.

There's also the VisualRE tool, which provides a predictive analysis model of real estate funds, commercial real estate properties and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) securities; and digital compliance tools that enable the automatic intake of all new and changing detailed regulatory promulgations and mandates applicable to the investment management industry.

In developing these solutions, Synechron partnered with "some of the largest, most innovative and forward-thinking data and technology firms" to help power the tech.

“Leveraging our global Financial Innovation Labs, we collaborated with leaders across the investment management industry, as well as numerous external innovation partners, to innovate artificial intelligence and predictive analytics-driven solutions for these firms real-world struggles,” said Sandeep Kumar, managing director and head of Synechron’s InvestTech Accelerator Program. “These will address multiple use cases and can be fully-customised to the particular needs and nuances of each firm, utilising the underlying technology components as building blocks."

Faisal Husain, Synechron's co-founder and chief executive, added: “Since 2016 when we launched our first Blockchain Accelerator program for the benefit of the financial industry, Synechron continues to invest heavily in R&D and develop ways to apply new, cutting-edge and digitally-forward accelerated technology solutions to solve many of the global financial services industry’s most difficult business and operational challenges.

“We don’t invent solutions then chase problems to back them into, instead, we actively work with the financial services industry’s participants to identify pain points and business blockers, then leverage our digital and technological expertise and our technology innovation partner firms to ideate, build and deploy smart and targeted solutions," he concluded.

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