Finscape will revolutionise business intelligence for investment distribution.
The marketplace for investment solutions is highly competitive, regulatory costs are on the rise and margins are under substantial pressure. To target the right people with the right product at the right time requires a comprehensive understanding of the company client book, the market and the opportunity.
Client data. There’s plenty of data available, but little intelligence – combining multiple sources of platform MI of into a single view is difficult to achieve without considerable resource.
Industry intelligence. A single view only tells you part of the story. Without competitor data, assessing your competitiveness is impossible.
Distributors. With resources stretched paper thin, a scattergun approach to distribution is no longer affordable or sustainable.To screen out noise and identify the accessible market and opportunity, investment providers need accurate, up-to-date distributor intelligence covering not only the basics, but also information on business models, activity, model portfolios, influencers and more.
The industry is crying out for a solution that combines three needs into one prompt, precise and pertinent source of information. A solution that will deliver market intelligence a week after month end.
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Finscape is the brainchild of two industry experts, Fundscape and Altus. Both are independent, stable businesses with long-term relationships with fund groups and platforms. Together they represent a unique and unrivalled combination of research, market knowledge and technology expertise.
Joint Managing Director Finscape
Guy has 20 years’ experience creating innovative B2B data and software solutions, starting with IBM and Experian QAS, spending the last 11 years focused on the Financial Services industry. In 2009 he joined Matrix Solutions as Product Director and created Financial-Clarity which became the leading market intelligence tool for fund managers and platforms.
Joint Managing Director Finscape, CEO Fundscape
Bella has 20 years’ experience in the research and analysis of the UK, European and Asian fund management industries. In 2010, she established Fundscape, a research house specialising in the end-to-end analysis of the UK fund industry. Fundscape is the publisher of the Platform Report, widely regarded as the platform industry’s official data source. Bella is an industry commentator on asset management, distribution and platform trends.
Director Finscape, Managing Director Altus
Kevin began his career as a software developer in the 1980s and worked on a wide variety of IT projects. He became convinced of the ability of technology to transform financial services and founded Altus in 2005 with that aim.
Guy left Matrix following its purchase by Strategic Insight in 2016. He subsequently worked as a consultant with leading asset managers and fintech firms where he gained first-hand experience of the gaps in the current business intelligence solutions. Unconstrained by legacy issues, he has designed Finscape from the ground up as a solution to address these gaps and deliver a holistic approach to market intelligence.
Guy achieved a 1st class degree in Economics and Management from Balliol College, Oxford University. He enjoyed Oxford so much that he now lives there with his wife, three kids and dog.
Prior to setting up Fundscape in 2010, Bella was Global Head of Research and Publications for Lipper (Thomson Reuters) and was the author of numerous publications and reports. Her financial services career started in investment banking followed by a move into a London-based consulting firm where she specialised in market entry strategies for fund managers.
Bella has a master’s degree in International Business and is fluent in four languages. She is married with two grown-up children, fussy about grammar and punctuation, loves literature, the theatre, disco dancing and pub quizzes.
Kevin has helped Altus become an integral part of the investment platform landscape both as a supplier of technology and operationally focused consultancy. He has developed an extensive network of senior contacts across the investment sector spanning providers, distributors and technology firms. He is now one of a small number of expert judges of the prestigious Schroders Platform of the Year award (along with Bella) and is a regular commentator on platform developments.
Kevin fell in love with Bath after visiting the city on return from a year-long backpacking trip in South America and now lives there with his wife, two children and a golden cocker spaniel. He is a keen, though underachieving, golfer and can regularly be found wandering the fairways of Bath Golf Club.