Financial Services

Enterprise Smart Contracts and the Rise of Off-Chain Processing


2016 and 2017 saw enterprises in the banking and capital sectors implementing blockchain platforms, such as Corda, Hyperledger and R3, and the rise of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). Business units in these sectors see blockchain as a disruptive technology which will eventually dictate the way they do business. They therefore believe it’s critical to […]

Getting Out of the Data Center Business: Cowen’s Journey to the Public Cloud


Having historically operated in data center environments, Cowen recognized the importance of migrating to the cloud. We knew we needed an experienced partner to help train our staff and develop a plan for the migration. After thoughtful review and consideration, we engaged with Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) to help us through the process. A year […]

Turning Banking Upside Down


Virgin Money is a financial services brand used by three independent brand licensees in the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. Virgin Money UK offers savings, mortgages, credit cards, current accounts, currency services, pensions, investments and protection products to over three million customers across the country. Banking in the UK has traditionally been an old-school […]

The Practical Future of Blockchain


We discuss the historical cycles of computing and storage technologies over the last 40 years, and how Blockchain could be the start of the next industry-changing cycle. Blockchain may be one of the most hyped technologies today, but it’s practical use cases make it more then the next shiny object. We discuss what the technology […]

Pioneering Cloud in the Financial Services Industry


Natixis Global Asset Management ($874.5 billion AUM 1) is a multi-affiliate organization that offers a single point of access to more than 20 specialized investment firms in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm ranks among the world’s largest asset managers. Through its Durable Portfolio Construction philosophy, the company is dedicated to providing innovative ideas […]