Discussing Performance Attribution at the 2015 Client User Forum

Black Mountain Systems recently hosted a client forum at the TKP New York Conference Center in Manhattan. The forum was an opportunity for Black Mountain’s clients, 33 of whom were represented at the event, to network and exchange best-practices and to provide direction for Everest’s ongoing development. One of the topics discussed during the event’s…

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Excel integration in Black Mountain Systems’ Everest platform

On April 14, 2015, Black Mountain hosted its Third Annual Client User Forum. The event, held at TKP New York Conference Center in Manhattan, offered a unique opportunity for BMS clients to network and learn about the roadmap of the company. BMS provided access to the entire executive management team, in addition to representatives from…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Black Mountain Systems Acquired By Stone Point Capital

SAN DIEGO, CA, March 31, 2015: Black Mountain Systems, a software company that develops innovative data and process management solutions for asset managers and financial institutions, announced today that it has completed a majority recapitalization. The transaction was led by Black Mountain’s management and funds managed by Stone Point Capital, which is a leading private equity…

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Job demand in FinTech reflects the industry’s rapid growth

Job growth is one of the best indications that a particular industry is expanding quickly. That is the case with FinTech, which is now witnessing high levels of interest on the employment front. Today, many financial executives are leaving their companies to find work at technology startups. FinTech is a digital revolution that can transform…

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Financial technology may soon outperform human asset managers

The head of a sizeable hedge fund believes that human asset managers may soon be replaced by new technology. Trading systems and computer modeling have always had a place in the world of finance, but not with the purpose of supplanting humans. Are computers better at making investment decisions? CNBC reported that Leda Braga, head…

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Fixed income investors look for transparency

Newly-established bond trading platforms and recent investment activity in fixed income indicate there is a pressing need for transparency. Fixed income continually offers better trading and pricing practices, which are often the result of developments in the FinTech industry. A modern bond trading venue Banking Technology reported that a new trading venue called OpenBondX aims…

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