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Thomas Murray Covers Alphacution: Measuring the FinTech Payback

Originally published on the Thomas Murray website on August 20, 2018 Conversation with Paul Rowady, Director of Research, Alphacution Research Conservatory What is Alphacution? Alphacution is the first digitally-oriented research and strategic advisory platform focused on developing a centralized "market intelligence asset" by modeling, measuring, and benchmarking technology spending patterns, and the operational impacts of those investment decisions. The Alphacution platform is specifically designed to deliver an empirical and quantitatively-backed perspective on the effect of financial services industry spending for an institutional client network. This mission starts by modeling individual companies - banks, asset managers, hedge funds, solution providers, and others - using publicly available data. Our model library currently consists of more than 250 such companies. From there, sector composite models - like global banking, IT services, and asset management - are developed by aggregating individual models. Ultimately, sector composite models come together to represent the full view of the largest parts of the financial services industry. Where data on technology spending and other operational dynamics are not available, [...]

By | 2018-09-06T12:57:11+00:00 September 4th, 2018|News|

Aite Group Publishes Alphacution’s Asset Manager Tech Spend Study (Press Release)

< Originally published by Aite Group > According to Aite Group’s data and analytics partner, Alphacution, technical and human capital leverage benchmarks can be developed to represent a framework with numerous practical applications for all asset managers. Boston, April 25, 2018 — Understanding patterns in firms’ technology consumption offers unique insights into shifts in both business strategy and operational efficiencies. But the main challenge in discovering technology consumption for the asset management universe is that these firms are mostly private, if not highly secretive; therefore, accessing the right data presents some challenges. Alphacution’s latest report, Estimating Asset Manager Technology Spending: The Context Machine, examines what asset managers are spending on technology and the relation that those consumption patterns have with the scaling of headcount, assets under management (AUM), and strategy selection. “Alphacution believes that this research is a dramatic first step toward extending its techno-operational benchmarking framework to the global asset management universe,” explains Paul Rowady, director of research for Alphacution. “How strong the empirical context is from this initial data set—and the [...]

By | 2018-04-29T23:05:09+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Alphacution Feed, News, Press|

Feed Your Cognitive Taste Buds: Collaboration Will Expedite Validation

As you gorge yourself on the latest curated fire hose of content today, this post may waft onto your cognitive taste buds like a shameless plug. Fine. Like a herd of squirrels, here comes the next and the next and the next tweet anyways, just right for your canine attention span. It's all good, and no hard feelings. We will aspire to catch you with the next tidbit or on a different modality... But for those of you who care to pause and consider the deeper value here  - I offer this reminder and some inside baseball for your own creative purposes: In parallel with the mission to deliver uncommon and data-driven intelligence for the financial services (FSI) ecosystem, Alphacution was also founded to eat at its own kitchen - which is a practice that we have discovered over many years is rarely the case with research and advisory platforms. (By the way, not pointing any fingers - its not necessarily anyone's fault. Convention is a gravitational bitch.) Translation: If [...]

By | 2018-02-28T16:35:18+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Alphacution Feed, News, Press|