Tag: Business Process Management

[INFOGRAPHIC] 7 Enterprise Roles That Need Tailored Solutions

Depending on whether you’re a portfolio manager, compliance professional, trader, analyst, etc., the day-to-day activities and challenges you face on the job are very unique. At Black Mountain, we get that. Our infographic below takes a look at 7 distinct roles across an investment firm and how Black Mountain’s suite of solutions works to address…

Read More

Expert Q&A with Cindy Lee, Director of Product Management at Black Mountain

There is a reason why finance professionals have increasingly been pursuing jobs in the technology sector. Many who traditionally sought employment at investment banks and hedge funds are finding that financial software companies offer them the opportunity to put their experience and knowledge to good use, all while working in service of solving the pressing…

Read More

Loan issuers report a decline in earnings growth

Steve Miller from S&P Capital IQ’s Leveraged Commentary & Data recently explained the dip in loan issuer EBITDA growth and explored the broader economic influences at work. He named a strong dollar and weak GDP and energy sector performance as some of the reasons why earnings growth is a bit sluggish this quarter. Decline in EBITDA…

Read More

How PE firms and banks evaluate middle-market borrowers

Private equity investors and debt providers approach leveraged lending in different ways. Lenders do not benefit (above and beyond initial terms) when borrowers perform well and repay their loans. Alternatively, private equity firms can recoup their initial investment as well as multiples of that sum. Experienced managers underwrite to companies that may not have strong…

Read More

The right kind of FinTech development is anchored in partnership

The finance and technology sectors do more than just work well together: they have formed a business ecosystem where innovation and efficiency thrive. In recent years, the FinTech industry, in part through the efforts of its champions like former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has propelled New York City to near-Silicon Valley status. London, similarly, is transforming…

Read More

Black Mountain Systems’ 2015 Client User Forum

Black Mountain Systems’ leadership team and client partners recently gathered at the TKP New York Conference Center in Manhattan to network and exchange best-practices at the company’s 2015 Client User Forum. The financial technology company is unique, not only as a provider of a suite of leading edge investment management software, but also for its…

Read More

Healthy activity and better technology in fixed income

While fixed income offers risk-averse investors a certain sense of safety during economic downturns, it is curious why their interest in bond funds has not waned. The stock markets have rebounded, many company share values are at all-time highs and the Federal Reserve has discussed raising interest rates, yet investors are still unwavering in their…

Read More

An Easter meal with the homeless of San Diego

Organizations that engage in corporate social responsibility demonstrate an awareness of two important truths: Companies are part of a larger community and operating a business is just as much about giving as receiving. In this spirit, Black Mountain Systems’ San Diego office participated in volunteer efforts with the San Diego Rescue Mission, a nonprofit homeless…

Read More

Modernizing fixed income markets

Fixed income has always faced the problem of having too many manual processes. Additionally, compared to the stock market, it generally lacks transparency, with respect to asset pricing and inventory. Now, thanks to partnerships in the financial sector and innovative software solutions, information gaps are being addressed. Improving inventory sourcing and communication in fixed income…

Read More

Banks realize the importance of FinTech

Financial technology companies are now beginning to receive major funding from Wall Street. Addressing the lack of technological innovation in the finance industry, FinTech startups emerged to improve the way money is invested, managed and accounted for. At first, Wall Street banks considered FinTech startups a drain on their revenues, but that perspective has since changed.…

Read More