Posts By: Justin Wheatley

Remain or leave? Head or Heart? A personal viewpoint I wrote a personal view that we should not Brexit but Fixit on 7th April. For me it is entirely logical that we should stay in the EU. Since then the arguments have seemed at times to have descended into an inchoate noise on both sides…. Read more » Read more…

Don’t Brexit Fixit! A personal viewpoint One good thing about the British referendum on 23rd June on whether to stay or leave the European Union, is that it has got everyone talking about it. Now we need to get serious about why to stay or leave. The people who are passionately against the EU have… Read more » Read more…

StatPro acquires 51% of InfoVest Why I am delighted with this win-win deal. I was chatting with Damian Handzy, (the CEO of Investor Analytics (IA) which we acquired in January and so now StatPro’s Global Head of Risk and all round brilliant and lovely chap) about the strange things he had done in the past…. Read more » Read more…

Why do acquisitions? We have just completed a great acquisition: great for us and great for the acquired business. How can I be so sure? Well, when people make acquisitions, they often draw up a long checklist of things to look for in a business. They seek perfection. They want a business that can make… Read more » Read more…

If fund administrators, large or small, wish to offer their clients a better service, then they need to consider their IT infrastructure and whether it will enable them to grow quickly or hold them back. It is totally clear that the cloud offers not only the scale that is required to process increasing volumes of data, but also that the deployment of multi-tenant solutions is the only technological way forward. Read more…

Asset managers struggle to offer their clients the sort of service they would like to offer and the reason they can’t is technology. That technology is here now. Solutions like StatPro Revolution, a self-service, cloud based, portfolio analysis service are changing the way people think about how they can transform their business. Read more…

The simplest ideas are the ones that inspire change the most. StatPro Revolution is based on a simple idea: why not let everyone have access to their own portfolio and let them look at whatever analysis they want, when they want? Why should we have to wait for someone else to send us a report? Who says that the report tells us something that we are interested in or is even up to date? Of course, because in the past, this nice idea was impossible, we put up with waiting, but now it is possible, well what are we waiting for? Read more…

The biggest pleasure of switching to a SaaS (“Software as a Service” with a multi-tenant deployment) platform for our products (in the form of StatPro Revolution) is the increase in the quality of service that we can give our clients thanks to the simplification of the delivery of the service. Read more…

The benefits on offer would have to be pretty substantial for any growing business to move away from a technology platform with an annual revenue stream of over £30 million. Either that or we’ve completely lost the plot. However counter-intuitive it seems, our decision to take such a tremendous strategic step does have long and short term benefits Read more…

When we first faced the question of switching to Cloud technology from traditional technology, the biggest question was around the business model. We were keen from the outset to change the model and adapt it to the technology. We ended up deciding to offer all the core functionality of StatPro Revolution to anyone who bought Read more…