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In capital markets, fintech, retail and commercial banking, and insurance, InterSystems is helping the world’s most successful financial institutions meet their toughest challenges.

In capital markets, for example, rock-solid performance, scalability, and reliability amidst escalating data volumes are critical, even as markets unexpectedly spike.

InterSystems IRIS powers a wide range of mission-critical, high-throughput applications throughout the front, middle,

and back offices for the top banks worldwide, helping them meet their service-level agreements reliably, and at lower cost.

In retail and commercial banking, InterSystems IRIS enables our customers to manage risk across multiple products and regions, keep pace with changing regulatory demands, streamline operational processes and transform mountains of data into better business decisions.

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18th September 2020

News

InterSystems – September Newsletter

Please Opt-in to our newsletter InterSystems Insights – UK & Ireland news, product updates & events Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser %%dynamic_content_777%% InterSystems Insights As a valued member of the InterSystems community, welcome to our latest edition of InterSystems UK & Ireland newsletter.As we adapt to a new world, InterSystems stands […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

How Capital Markets Firms Can Mitigate Risk in Periods of Uncertainty

This article, written by the Head of Financial Solutions at InterSystems, was first published on the InterSystems global website (link). Please watch the full webinar in which InterSystems takes a deep dive into the challenges facing capital markets firms and how they can mitigate risk, alongside a panel of other industry experts from Northern Trust, Westwood […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

Podcast

How Data Bolsters the World’s Top Banks

Volatility has become the standard in stock markets across the world over the past several months. Ever since COVID-19 fired off an economic recession, capital markets firms have fought to stabilize their operations. But one key to success amid explosive markets lies within each organization: data. This week on Healthy Data, we host a discussion […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

Turbulent Markets: A Spark for Better Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent markets into chaos. In fact, 2020 has been the most challenging period in the modern era for financial services and capital markets firms. But there’s hope. Through better technology, capital markets firms can find a beacon to weather this period of volatility. And the right technology can provide new insights, […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

Infrastructure Amidst Market Volatility – Part 1: A Strange and Uneasy Time

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series by leading global capital markets expert Larry Tabb. This article was originally published on the InterSystems global website and can be accessed from here. It’s certainly a strange and uneasy time. Not only did COVID-19 force countries into lockdown, but also the combination of poor […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

Infrastructure Amidst Market Volatility – Part 2: A New Foundation

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series by leading global capital markets expert Larry Tabb. This article originally appeared on the InterSystems global website, and you can access it by clicking here. In part one, “A Strange and Uneasy Time,” we discussed how the volatility related to the COVID-19 pandemic put a strain on […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

How Old Industries Can Learn New Technology Tricks

Established industries such as banks and healthcare can innovate with blockchain and big data. From hackathons to crowd-sourced code development, today’s technology can go from an idea to reality in a matter of hours. Think of it this way: It only took the developer of Angry Birds 53 attempts (or about nine months) to get it right. This […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

Data Management in Capital Markets: An Ascending Priority

As an analyst at Aite Group, I frequently speak to business and technology leaders at capital markets firms to understand business strategy, the role that technology plays in that strategy, and the common challenges when striving for success. One of the talking points often brought up during my interviews is how far along the firm […]

8th September 2020

Success Stories

Webinars

Why the C-suite need to care about data

A webinar to learn about the recent findings from two research papers on the major trends in data management for capital markets firms. Key discussion points include: • The business landscape impacting data management needs for both buy-side and sell-side firms • Major challenges in data management and architecture, with a focus on data silos […]

8th September 2020

Success Stories

Use case equity trading platform

InterSystems Software Provides Ultra-Reliable, Real-Time Processing at Scale InterSystems Transactional-Analytic Database Chosen for Critical Application One of the world’s largest investment banks – which processes a significant portion of the entire world’s equity trades every day – migrated their main equity trade management application to InterSystems data platform technology. The organization has 50,000 employees and more than […]

8th September 2020

Success Stories

TABB webinar- Data, Speed, trading

Proven Speed, Scalability, and Reliability for the Financial Services Industry In capital markets, fintech, retail and commercial banking, and insurance, InterSystems is helping the world’s most successful financial institutions meet their toughest challenges. InterSystems has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. Webinar: Why the C-Suite Needs to Care About Data: A Capital Markets […]

8th September 2020

Success Stories

MFS Investment Management Improves Performance, Reduces Risk

Switch From Relational Database to InterSystems Data Platform Accommodates Growth Risk is inherent in investing, and minimizing that risk is a common goal for money managers. MFS Investment Management®, a global asset management firm based in Boston, Massachusetts, manages more than $410 billion in assets for clients worldwide. When operating at the level of MFS, any trading […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

Recognition

InterSystems is a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice

In 2020, we were recognized as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Operational Database Management Systems. We couldn’t be prouder of this recognition because it’s based on over 300,000 customer reviews regarding speed, security, service, and deployment. What our customers had to say: “Leading-edge software technology that deliveries a rock-solid application platform backed up […]

8th September 2020

News

The need for speed: What if tech could work as fast as your imagination?

The global spread of COVID-19 has had seemingly unimaginable consequences on business. Entire industries have been shut down. Workforces have been sent to work from home. And many businesses are scrambling to shift their operations online. It’s ironic that as the world slows down and stays indoors, how quickly businesses respond to the impact of […]

8th September 2020

News

Why banks must reduce tech complexities to offer open banking

Open Banking ecosystems present customers with the opportunity to view multiple account details from different financial organisations to access all their financial information in real-time and in one place, most commonly an app. However, it is reliant on these different institutions being able to surface and share data in a timely manner and this is […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

Webinars

Data, Speed and Trading: Modernizing capital markets infrastructure

Markets have always revolved around data. As computing becomes more ubiquitous, however, both the markets and their data expand exponentially. The explosion in data taxes firms’ infrastructure as they acquire, aggregate and analyze it. In addition, as competition increases, the demand to directly trade off the information is compressing decision times. Firms have more pre-trade […]

8th September 2020

News

Interview, News, PR

Interview with Scott Gnau of InterSystems

VMblog recently connected with Scott Gnau, VP of Data Platforms at InterSystems where we learned more about InterSystems IRIS data platform, solving challenges related to data management, and tips for capital markets firms undergoing digital transformation. VMblog:  What are the biggest challenges related to data management for capital markets firms and how does InterSystems IRIS address these […]

8th September 2020

News

PR

Survey of Leading Capital Markets Firms Uncovers Top Data Management Challenges

Research conducted by Aite Group and commissioned by InterSystems provides C-suite executives with insights into the competitive advantage of effective data management technology CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 6, 2020 –The leading data architecture challenges for capital markets firms center around data quality and delivering relevant data to the business, according to new research from leading global research […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

White Papers

Why the C-Suite Needs to Care About Data

Why the C-Suite Needs to Care About Data: A Capital Markets Sell-Side Impact Assessment Survey, commissioned by InterSystems and produced by Aite Group, highlights the impact of poor data support on business processes, including financial, regulatory, and risk management. This white paper is based on conversations with executives with knowledge of their firm’s data architecture […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

White Papers

A Capital Markets Buy-Side Impact Assessment Survey

Why the C-Suite Needs to Care About Data: A Capital Markets Buy-Side Impact Assessment Survey, commissioned by InterSystems and produced by Aite Group, highlights the impact of poor data support on business processes, including financial, regulatory, and risk management. This white paper is based on conversations with executives with knowledge of their firm’s data architecture […]

8th September 2020

Videos

Operationalising AI

 At InterSystems, we can help you make sense of your data. The InterSystems IRIS® data platform offers speed and scalability to help you overcome these challenges, using AI and ML to help you access and analyse your data in real-time. Please get in touch with us to know how we can help you do it.

8th September 2020

Videos

Overcoming Challenges – The Value of InterSystems Partnership

 After more than 40 years of problem-solving, we know that technology alone doesn’t ensure success—the right partner will outlast any individual technology. True, trusted partnerships enable the best decisions, and the best decisions lead to the best actions. Which is why InterSystems strives for excellence in everything we do. Only through partnership can you […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

The Everyday Investor Boom: Investment Firms Fighting Back vs Faster Fintechs

In February this year, fuelled by the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, stock markets saw one of the most volatile periods on record, reminding many of the 1987 crash. Why is that February period of volatility relevant now? Well, its impact is still being felt today and it’s changed the way large investment firms have had […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

Unlocking the power of your data

The market is shifting with incredible speed. Digital banks and new providers are bringing new products and offers to market, opening new market segments filled with consumers who are looking for enhanced, mobile-first experiences. Right now, you may be trying to provide customers with a richer experience – and customer’s expectations are rapidly changing and increasing. […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

On-Demand Webinar: Leveraging Modern Technology and Architecture to Unlock the Transformational Power of Data

End-to-end Enterprise Data Strategy for Broadridge Register here to watch the full webinar for free by Jitendra Lulla, VP and Innovation Architect at Broadridge Financial Solutions. This article was first published on the InterSystems global website and can be accessed from here.  Broadridge Financial Solutions spun out of ADP in 2007 to become one of […]

8th September 2020

Blogs

Machine Learning Success Starts with Healthy Data

This article was originally published on the InterSystems global website (link), written by Scott Gnau, VP of Data Platforms. Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming core functions of successful organizations, with data playing an increasingly important role in making or breaking these applications. The required fuel for effective and precise AI and […]

31st July 2020

News

InterSystems Introduces Certification Program for HealthShare® HealthConnect, InterSystems IRIS®

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 24, 2020 – InterSystems, a creative data technology provider dedicated to helping customers solve the most critical scalability, interoperability, and speed problems, has introduced the InterSystems Certification Program – a new credentialing program offered through the company’s Learning Services. The InterSystems Certification Program offers exams and digital credentials to prove individual and […]

7th July 2020

Blogs

Why Innovation is Key to Meeting the Challenges of the Modern Financial Services Sector – Part Two

As you’ll have read in the first part of this blog series, financial services firms are currently facing a number of critical challenges, such as complying with regulations like PSD2 and FRTB. Yet, until now, the majority have done very little to address these issues.   Here we’ll look at how they can overcome these […]

30th June 2020

Blogs

What Are the Key Challenges Facing the Modern Financial Services Sector? – Part One

Financial services firms are facing a number of critical challenges, including increasing trade volumes; periods of high market volatility; the introduction of new regulations, such as the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB); and the need to accelerate innovation.   Businesses across the sector are increasingly looking to address […]

22nd June 2020

Blogs

How Capital Markets Firms Can Mitigate Risk in Periods of Uncertainty

Currently, external factors like the COVID-19 pandemic mean that the global economy has become increasingly volatile and capital markets firms are having to work harder than ever to make sure users, both retail and institutional, can continue to trade without interruption. As these financial organizations look to mitigate risk in this period of uncertainty, gaining […]

28th April 2020

News

InterSystems – April Newsletter

Please Opt-in to our newsletter InterSystems Insights – UK & Ireland news, product updates & events   Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser %%dynamic_content_777%% InterSystems Insights We wanted to begin this month’s newsletter by sending you our warmest greetings. As a valued member of the InterSystems community, and in light of the […]

22nd April 2020

Blogs

Q&A with Tim FitzGerald – EMEA Financial Services Sales Manager, InterSystems

As part of our Q&A blog series, Tim FitzGerald, our EMEA Financial Services Sales Manager, tells us about his more than 30 years’ experience in IT sales and what it’s like to have dinner with an astronaut.   What’s your job role at InterSystems and what does it involve?  I joined InterSystems as UK Banking […]

27th February 2020

News

Coverage

techUK – Why banks must reduce technological complexities to offer open banking

As an impassioned solver of data and real-time transaction processing problems in financial services, our UK Banking & Financial Services Sales Manager, Tim FitzGerald shares his insight with Tech UK online into how banks can improve their ability to offer open banking. At the heart of this is reducing technological complexities so they can begin […]

6th August 2019

articles

Is Financial Services Regulation a Barrier to Innovation?

A greater proportion of IT decision-makers in the financial/banking sector see key financial services regulations as a driver of innovation (34%) than regard them as a barrier to it (24%). First published in Finance Monthly, November 2018 More than a third (34%) of IT decision-makers across the UK financial sector regard key financial services regulations […]

6th August 2019

Success Stories

Leading financial services company enhances customer service by improving its database system

A need for better information management As one of the largest managers of financial assets in the UK, this InterSystems client has worked hard to build a reputation for financial security and investment success for over 150 years. However, they recognize that longevity alone is no guarantee of future growth. “While our experience and stability […]

6th August 2019

Success Stories

TD Ameritrade Clears 500,000 Stock Trades Per Day with InterSystems Data Platform Technology

In 1975, TD Ameritrade started as a small brokerage firm in Omaha, Nebraska. It was a pioneer in helping the self-directed investor, being the very first brokerage firm to institute trading by touch-tone telephone. TD Ameritrade was also one of the first to offer Internet trading to individual investors – and they saw their business […]

25th June 2019

Success Stories

InterSystems Data Platform in a Fortune 100 Investment Bank

CHALLENGE The development manager at a top global investment bank ($39.2BN revenues) needed to find a solution to meet the following demands of his organization’s business: The customer management application must support the ability to answer ad-hoc queries about an end customer’s assets The same system must support the ability to report traceability to show […]

25th June 2019

Success Stories

MFS Investment Management Improves Performance, Reduces Risk

Switch From Relational Database to InterSystems Data Platform Accommodates Growth Risk is inherent in investing, and minimizing that risk is a common goal for money managers. MFS Investment Management®, a global asset management firm based in Boston, Massachusetts, manages more than $410 billion in assets for clients worldwide. When operating at the level of MFS, […]

25th June 2019

Success Stories

Global Investment Bank Speeds Up Its Equity Trading System with InterSystems Data Platform

A leading global sell-side investment bank with 50,000 employees and more than $1 trillion assets under management had conflicting requirements for their transaction management and analytics platform to reliably handle increasing trade order volumes while lowering infrastructure costs. The globally distributed system had to be designed to accommodate billions of daily orders with sufficient headroom […]

25th June 2019

Blogs

Meeting the Challenges of the Modern Financial Services Sector

Currently, there are a number of critical challenges facing financial services firms. Among them are increasing trade volumes; periods of high market volatility; the introduction of new regulations, such as the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB); and the need to accelerate innovation. Businesses across the sector are increasingly […]

25th June 2019

Blogs

Why Innovation is Key to Meeting the Challenges of the Modern Financial Services Sector

Part 2 of 2 < Part 1 Financial services firms are currently facing a number of critical challenges, such as complying with regulations like PSD2 and FRTB. Yet, until now, the majority have done very little to address these issues. Here we’ll look at how they can overcome these challenges and why innovation will be […]

25th June 2019

Blogs

What Are the Key Challenges Facing the Modern Financial Services Sector

Part 1 of 2 > Part 2 Financial services firms are facing a number of critical challenges, including increasing trade volumes; periods of high market volatility; the introduction of new regulations, such as the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB); and the need to accelerate innovation. Businesses across the […]

25th June 2019

articles

PSD2 and the New Era of Open Banking

How Can Banks Prepare for the Age of Disruption The advent of the revised Payment Services Directive is a real game-changer for the European banking sector. PSD2, which went live in January 2018, is a directive adopted by the EU that is designed to regulate payment services and payment service providers throughout the EU and […]

25th June 2019

Blogs

Managing transactions and analytics simultaneously

Increasing trade volumes and periods of high market volatility create technology challenges for financial services firms This is especially true for sell-side firms, which can experience extremely high transaction volumes, since they partition already high volumes of incoming orders into an even greater number of smaller orders for execution. At the same time, they must […]

25th June 2019

Blogs

Triggered by Regulation

Why the Need to Comply is Driving Financial Services Firms to Adopt Data Management Best Practice Traditional database architectures are coming up short in today’s data-driven world. Part of the problem is that it is difficult for them to handle the tsunami of data coming into the organisation. Data volumes are growing rapidly. Analyst firm, […]