Finastra’s Fusion Invest Goes in the Cloud, Compliments From Options

Finastra has put its Fusion Invest in the cloud, powered by Options’ technical infrastructure.

The solution provides increased agility to scale, grow and utilize new products and services at greater speeds.

Users will gain access to integrated portfolio and risk management, advanced analytics, cross-asset coverage and front-to-back processing capabilities, all through the cloud. Fusion Invest also includes access to a flexible operating model around a real-time investment book of record.

Options’ SVP, Managing Director, EMEA, Samuel Farmer said, “We are delighted to be working with Finastra to offer Fusion Invest within our hybrid cloud environment. As a trusted Azure partner and long-time collaborator with Finastra, we are excited by this development which will enhance the breadth of our joint offering to clients. This advancement has formed a scalable model between the Options and Azure cloud environments, allowing cross-platform compatibility with a market-leading security wrapper.”

Younes Guemouri, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fusion Invest at Finastra, added, “Cloud-based Fusion Invest eliminates challenges around cost, scalability and infrastructure support. In collaborating with Options, a company we have been working with in a private cloud environment for many years, we enable our customers to benefit from Options’ infrastructure expertise as well as fast onboarding and access to robust and secure, real-time investment management technology.”

Finastra has recently appointed Neil Blagden to serve as its Chief Customer Officer, where he is responsible for ensuring customer success by overseeing every aspect of all operations in the form ranging from design to delivery in order to ensure excellent user experience for the firm’s clients.

Blagden serves from the firm’s headquarters located in London and report directly to Simon Paris – Chief Executive Officer at the firm.

The firm also promoted Wissam Khoury to Senior VP & General Manager for MEA & APAC after more than two years now in the role of Managing Director of Finastra’s Middle Eastern and African market region.

Wissam is responsible for driving Finastra’s growth strategy, strengthening its already existing footprint in the two market regions and accelerating sales while also focusing on deepening customer partnerships across the two huge global market regions.