Monthly Archives: April 2015

An award-winning week for Eagle

Mal Cullen, Chief Executive Officer


AwardIn the space of a week we have won four prestigious industry awards. First, we were named Asset-Servicing Technology Vendor of the Year at the Custody Risk Americas Awards dinner. This latest honor represented the second year in a row that we have taken home this prize. The Custody Risk Americas Awards recognizes the outstanding achievers in the securities services industry in both North and South America.

To add to that, we were announced as winners in three categories at FTF News’ Technology Innovation Awards. Eagle was named the Service Provider of the Year and Best Outsourcing Provider, and for the third consecutive year Eagle Accounting won the Best Buy-Side Operations Solution.

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Millennials and the evolution of the financial services industry

Steve Taylor, Head of Technology & Architecture


I was at a conference recently and a fascinating topic was discussed at the keynote; the impact of the “hoodie and flip-flop” generation on how we work.  Specifically, what role will the Millennials play in financial services, and how will this generation and future generations change and shape the business processes within our industry?

From my viewpoint it starts with technology. Millennials have grown up in the Digital Age. They have always been familiar with the internet and, have ascended into adulthood during a period marked by tremendous technological advances, from the growth of the internet, to the development of smart phones and tablets. A recent InformationWeek article further hardens this observation “74% of respondents say there’s a difference in approach to technology between workers under 35 versus those over 35.”

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Engage 2015 Coverage: Investing for Growth

Stephen Johns, Manager of EMEA Services Delivery EIS


It’s an age-old question: what comes first, growth or the capital investments that drive growth? At a panel Tuesday morning, “Growing Assets Efficiently,” four executives discussed their approach to this strategy question and highlighted that while it can be difficult to make the leap and overcome certain challenges that come with doing so, their investments to gain control of their data have indeed paid dividends across their businesses.

A survey cited during the panel seems to imply that most organizations in banking and finance still view IT and technology as merely a cost of doing business. Indeed, 67% indicated they are increasing their “lights on” IT spend, while only 20% view this as an investment geared for growth. It’s no wonder that nearly one in three do not believe their IT budget meets an expected ROI, and, among those polled, the average spend on technology came in below 7% of revenue.

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Live from Engage: A Thank You!

Diane McLoughlin, Head of Relationship Management, Americas & Middle Office Outsourcing, Eagle Investment Systems


So Engage 2015 is over. For me, it was the quickest three days in recent memory. Over 500 clients from across the globe attended and participated in 40 sessions, six of which are panel discussions, including the entertaining and thought-provoking keynotes from technology strategist, Salim Ismail, and business management guru, Tom Davenport.

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