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Broadridge strikes deal with Spence Johnson

1471411231Fintech outfit Broadridge Financial Solutions has announced an agreement with global institutional data and intelligence collector Spence Johnson.

The big idea is to bring together retail and institutional data, benchmarking and analytics. The joint capabilities will generate a unique global view of the global asset management market.

This strategic alliance uses Broadridge’s Global Market Intelligence and Spence Johnson’s institutional Money in Motion dataset that offers detailed analytics on institutional assets, flows and sales, tracking over $7 trillion in institutional flow.

Dan Cwenar, president of Broadridge’s data and analytics business said that: “this alliance with Spence Johnson furthers Broadridge’s commitment to helping asset managers identify growth opportunities – providing them with broad data and analytics for both retail and institutional channels globally.”

Nigel Birch, managing director, Spence Johnsons said his outfit was excited to form an alliance with Broadridge and continue our mission to put data and intelligence at the heart of successful asset management businesses.

Fintech could poach business from bankers


Bank CrisisLarge financial institutions
across the world could lose 24 percent of their revenues to financial technology companies over the next three to five years.

Beancounters at PriceWaterhouseCoopers have added up some numbers and divided by their collective shoe size and decided that the finance industry is about to get a big kicking from FinTech outfits.

Of the more than 1300 financial industry executives polled by the professional services firm, 88 percent said they feared their business was at risk to standalone financial technology companies in areas such as payments, money transfers and personal finance, the study found.

PwC’s annual Global FinTech Report said that consumer services such as personal loans, were seen as most at risk.

The new companies take advantage of new technologies to offer better digital services to customers, in areas ranging from financial advice to life insurance.

To counter the threat, financial institutions expected to increase their collaboration with fintech companies, with 82 percent of respondents saying partnerships with tech-savvy firms would increase over the next three to five years, the PwC report found.

To improve their digital offering and remain competitive, large firms have been looking to work more closely with young technology companies through a number of initiatives such as corporate venture arms and innovation centers.

In his annual shareholder letter published on Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase & Co chief executive Jamie Dimon highlighted some of the bank’s most recent collaborations with fintech companies in areas including mortgages, small business lending and payments.

While collaboration is on the rise, entrepreneurs and executives often note that several hurdles are hindering more effective cooperation. IT security, regulatory uncertainty and differences in management and culture, were cited by respondents to PwC’s report as major challenges hindering partnerships.

While adoption of the nascent technology is not expected to happen quickly, the survey found 55 percent  of respondents planned to adopt it by next year, and 77 percent by 2020.