Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 market crash, ESG investing was followed by many clients who wished to direct the way that their portfolios were invested, driven by a desire to positively influence Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) progress. Investment firms considered some of the ESG factors as part of their basic company analysis, with some firms going further, focusing in depth on ESG factors and developing a range of ESG investment approaches.
New York City, September 21, 2021 – corfinancial®, a leading provider of specialist software and services to the financial services sector, announces today that after a highly competitive evaluation process the Department for International Trade (DIT), alongside the City of London Corporation, The Investment Association, and the Green Finance Institute, has selected BITA Risk® (part of the corfinancial group), and ten other UK-headquartered FinTech companies specializing in ESG and #sustainability to join a virtual trade delegation to an international climate summit in New York during September 2021.
The UK Department for International Trade is partnering with Climate Week NYC for a series of events concerning climate change from September 20th to 30th. The DIT will be showcasing BITA Risk’s award winning BITA WEALTH® software during the trade mission. BITA Wealth delivers a full spectrum of ESG Management capabilities to the advisor and investment manager.
A DIT spokesperson said: “These FinTechs have developed ground-breaking products and services that are already helping companies, investors, consumers, and regulators around the world overcome key challenges in ESG adoption.” Additionally, Daryl Roxburgh, President and Global Head of BITA Risk will be taking part in a roundtable discussion hosted by Rt Hon William Russell, Lord Mayor of London, on the future of financial services innovation as it applies to ESG. This roundtable will bring together FinTech experts from the UK and the US as well as ESG leaders in banking and asset management.
“ESG data, including carbon emissions, is key to investment management, whether viewed from client preference or investment risk and opportunity perspectives. Managing the complexities of this data and delivering bespoke, mass-customized solutions requires good FinTech. We are proud to be helping the transformation in investment transparency and are delighted that BITA Risk has been selected by the DIT for this historic event,” says Daryl Roxburgh.
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As our CEO Bruce Hobson explains in this article in the UK’s eminent Sunday Times newspaper, ESG is now mainstream and wealth managers must meet the expectations of a new breed of socially-conscious investor, including the most sophisticated clients.
As clients take more interest in how their capital performs and the wider impact of their portfolios on society, investor demands are only going to grow. Effective software that can automate these complex processes lies at the heart of this mission.
Our BITA Risk solution is helping successful wealth management businesses to not only compete, but to excel in this area.
London, February 2021 – BITA Risk, part of corfinancial, announces that Charles Stanley, one of the UK’s leading wealth management firms, has signed up for the BITA ESG Manager application.
BITA Risk built its reputation on taking complex risk and portfolio data and making it highly accessible within its efficient portfolio management applications. Now it has applied this approach to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investment, automating many manual steps through exception management and integrating key data as part of the client profiling and investment processes.
Charles Stanley’s COO, Michael Bennett, commented: “BITA ESG Manager has taken the complexity of ESG factor data and presented it with such clarity that it can be efficiently managed and monitored across large numbers of our clients, forming an integral part of our investment strategy.”
Charles Stanley’s investment managers will benefit from detailed visualisations, helping them to understand exposures, check preference conflicts and assess the impact of ESG-driven changes on risk, yield and return.
Daryl Roxburgh, President and Global Head, BITA Risk: “Recognising a client’s ESG preferences and understanding asset exposures are key to effective portfolio management and analysis. Using exception management to identify any conflicts is the most efficient way of keeping a portfolio within mandate and this, together with innovative client reporting, is how BITA ESG Manager can manage the process with flexibility and on the scale required by Charles Stanley.”
December 2020 – corfinancial, a leading provider of specialist software and services to the financial services sector, announces today that it is collaborating with Digiterre, a software and data engineering consultancy, to build the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) functionality for its BITA Wealth platform.
Ian Murrin, CEO and Founder, Digiterre, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with corfinancial to help build a technology solution for investment managers who increasingly demand the integration of ESG factors into their investment processes. We look forward to providing advanced software and data engineering services to complement corfinancial’s deep domain knowledge and expertise in investment management. The end result is products that are both technically proficient and transformative in nature.”
corfinancial has been significantly investing in its flagship solutions in recent years, acknowledging that the software world needs niche firms like Digiterre with cutting edge skillsets that can help place a product ahead of the changing market demand.
Bruce Hobson, CEO, corfinancial, said: “Digiterre’s specialist data transformation skills and our understanding of what wealth management firms require in order to reduce manual processing and improve the client experience is a powerful combination. We look forward to further projects with Digiterre to ensure that our products are forward-looking and best-in-class.”
Boston, June 22, 2020 – corfinancial, a leading provider of specialist software and services to the financial services sector, reports that it has hired wealth management consultancy F2 Strategy.
The agreement will further enhance the functionality and market penetration of corfinancial’s wealth management business, BITA Risk.
With client AUM in excess of US$200bn, BITA Risk is a leading provider of integrated private client suitability profiling, portfolio and ESG management, risk and monitoring applications in the HNW and UHNW sectors. The software gives managers freedom within a framework to construct and manage portfolios in the context of risk, policy and mandate, so they achieve suitability whilst delivering control and transparency to management.
Based in California, F2 Strategy is a technology consultancy that addresses the widening gap between expectations of affluent clients and their wealth management experience. Staffed by former executives from top-rated wealth firms and family offices, F2 Strategy provides technology roadmaps, innovative digital client interactions and the automation of investment and operational processes. The company was founded by accomplished veteran wealth CTO Doug Fritz.
“As strategic advisor to the BITA Risk business, our first objective is to shed light on the potential automation of Regulation 9 compliance – an area where bank trusts have been underserved by technology for decades. BITA Risk brings a way of making the Reg 9 process far more streamlined through a powerful exception management engine,” said Doug Fritz. “Our second objective is to communicate the value of ESG management to wealth management firms that are trying to address client demand in this area and to differentiate.“
Daryl Roxburgh, President and Global Head, BITA Risk: “Doug and his team are renowned globally for their expertise in making technology work better for wealth managers and improving the client experience for their investors. Their unique thought leadership and extensive network will be vital to us as BITA Risk continues to make significant inroads within the wealth management arena.”