Financial Services

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 […]

The Why of Cloud Adoption

We discuss a basic framework for cloud adoption in large enterprises based on learnings from over 400 client engagements at Cloud Technology Partners. Through these experiences, patterns have emerged that can be used to make strategies for engaging large enterprises in cloud adoption despite early fear and uncertainty.  A key step is to put together an […]

Blockchain and What it Means for Cloud

We discuss Blockchain, the underlying technology that makes Bitcoin possible by allowing all transactions to be shared on a single ledger for increased transparency. Use of Blockchain means that transactions no longer need to include any trust-based organizations and leads to a more efficient transaction that can be processed immediately, a lower cost transaction because […]

PCI & SOX Audit Readiness

Challenges Needed to prepare for a PCI (Payment Card Industry) and SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) audit from the U.S. Department of Treasury O.C.C. following the firm’s migration to AWS Internal teams lacked the quality assurance and regulatory affair professionals necessary to perform the audit preparation in-house Solutions CTP performed a complete controls assessment for AWS environments The […]

Natixis Global Asset Management Moves to AWS

“Natixis engaged CTP based on their expertise in building stable and scalable cloud infrastructure on AWS. Their end-to-end approach to cloud adoption, spanning strategy to production operations, combined with their experience of financial services firms, gave us the confidence we needed to move our business line to the cloud.” – George Marootian, EVP, Head of […]

Developing an Employee Intelligence Solution on Google Cloud

Challenges Unusual behavior among employees goes unnoticed in large enterprises leading to widespread problems (i.e. rogue trading in banks) Existing alert systems collect data and act separately from one another. Client needed a visually appealing, easy to navigate user interface for displaying and interpreting data Solutions Develop an Employee Intelligence Solution (EIS) demo that gathers […]