FTF Performance Measurement Europe

26th Sep - 27th Sep 2018 from 09:00 - 18:00 , London

StatPro are proud to sponsor Financial Technologies Forum’s annual Performance Measurement Europe (PME) conference this year in London on the 26th and 27th September.

PME brings together executives and specialists in performance measurement from buy-side firms, banks and securities firms across EMEA to discuss EU regulations, client reporting, sourcing benchmark data, performance measurement technology/IT, risk management, fixed income attribution, GIPS compliance, performance measurement leadership and careers, how to reach optimal performance and more.

On Day 1 StatPro will be hosting the following workshop: 
Distributing Performance & Risk Analytics – How to enhance the middle office reputation 

  • Who are the key stakeholders of performance and risk analytics? ​
  • What do they want and expect from the middle office?​
  • What is the engagement process today and is it working?​
  • Workshop open survey: ​
  • What does self-service analytics mean?​
  • What can asset managers learn from Netflix?​
  • What are the requirements for true self-service analytics?​
  • Successful outcomes – what are the business benefits?​
  • Open Q&A session​


 Neil Smyth, Marketing and Technology Director, StatPro. 

Neil is responsible for global marketing at StatPro along with group IT functions including on-premise and cloud infrastructure, security, and info-sec compliance. Neil joined StatPro in 1997 after completing his MSc in Multimedia Technology culminating in a 6-month placement with SONY at their European R&D center in Brussels.

Neil has held positions in QA, Client Services and IT and was the CTO before taking up his current position in January 2011. Neil started the research project which became StatPro Revolution in 2008, leading an initial group of architects and developers to produce prototypes and public beta’s ready for the commercial launch in March 2011. Neil works closely with product managers, developers and sales to formulate StatPro’s marketing strategy.

Andrew Peddar, Chief Operating Officer, StatPro.

Andrew joined StatPro’s UK office in September 1999 as a Project Manager, he worked on client implementations and projects around the World.  In 2002 he became the Client Services Manager for clients in UK, South Africa, and APAC. Following StatPro’s early success in South Africa it decided to open an operation in South Africa and Andrew moved to Cape Town in 2004 where he co-founded StatPro South Africa as Managing Director.

Following four successful years in the Cape Town office he moved to StatPro Canada, based in Toronto, to become EVP North America.  In this position Andrew was responsible for harmonizing a large acquisition as well as building out StatPro’s North America business. As part of this role Andrew joined StatPro’s Group Executive Board. In 2013 Andrew moved to Boston where he became StatPro’s Group Chief Operating Officer. In that role Andrew is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Client Services and IT, globally.

Dr. Ian Thompson, Global Head of Portfolio Analytics, StatPro. 

Ian is responsible for Product Management for Revolution Performance and Analytics for StatPro. With over 30 years’ experience working in the Asset management sector and more than 26 years in performance measurement, Ian is a recognized subject matter expert in investment performance analysis and regularly speaks at international fund management conferences and seminars. Ian held previous positions at Bi-Sam as the Executive Regional Director for Asia Pacific, as Director of Business Development for Microgen Asset Management Solutions, Director of Product Strategy (Asset Management Solutions) for AFA Systems and Director of Strategic Asset Management Solutions (SAMS).


Carl Bacon, CIPM, Chief StatPro Adviser and Chair of GIPS Executive Committee, StatPro. 

Carl Bacon CIPM, founded Otos Ltd in April 2000. Otos Ltd provides advice to asset managers on various risk and performance measurement issues. Carl was Chairman of StatPro Plc from 2000 to 2017 and prior to that Director of Risk Control and Performance at Foreign & Colonial Management Ltd, Vice President Head of Performance (Europe) for J P Morgan Investment Management Inc., and Head of Performance for Royal Insurance Asset Management.

Carl holds a B.Sc. Hons. in Mathematics from Manchester University and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Performance Measurement. A founder member of both the Investment Performance Council and GIPS®, Carl is a chair of the GIPS Executive Committee, and ex-chair of both the Verification and Interpretation Sub-Committees, and founder of “The Freedom Index Company”. Carl is also the author of “Practical Portfolio Performance Measurement & Attribution” part of the Wiley Finance Series, “Practical Risk-adjusted Performance Measurement”, numerous articles and papers and editor of “Advanced Portfolio Attribution Analysis”

On Day 2 StatPro will be exhibiting at PME, so make sure you stop by our stand for a live demo of StatPro Revolution Performance which has been designed to:

  • Reduce the turnaround time for managing and delivering performance results to stakeholders,
  • It helps you manage and control data more efficiently,
  • Calculates results faster than any other system and
  • Allows you to validate and distribute results for analysis and reporting,