Confluence CEO and Chairman Mark Evans founded Confluence in 1991 with a vision of revolutionizing asset management through technology innovation and data management automation. Today, Evans forward-thinking vision is making a game-changing impact on the asset management industry.
Through his CEO Insights publications Evans shares his views on how leading asset managers should embrace technology and its impact on the future of the industry.
As the founder and current Chairman, CEO and President of Confluence, Mark Evans has built a global technology company that is relied upon by some of the world’s leading asset management enterprises. In this radio blog interview, Evans shares his philosophies on leadership and the lessons he has learned during his more than 20 years as the top executive at Confluence.
Listen to Evans as he discusses his views on leadership with Kira Copperman, President of KBC Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm.
blogtalkradio.com, November 2012.
After the crises of recent years, the financial services industry now faces a long-term future of increased regulation. Considering the costs that many will face in light of adapting and complying with these additional regulations, many financial services companies are also facing reduced profits. As the industry navigates this legislation and other new regulations, it’s imperative that companies find other ways to keep profit margins strong; the cornerstone to that is a renewed focus on the customer and their experience.
Fund administrators have a unique opportunity to use interaction to create differentiation.
Read the article. Wall Street & Technology, October 2012.
Meeting the realities of today's marketplace requires using the vast new technology available to distribute fund information more quickly, clearly, and accurately. Asset managers must exploit the potential of what I call "digital truth" - rapid, full information assembled by machines and systems with a minimum of human intervention, and human error.
In an age of largely free capital flows, it is true to say that the sun never sets on the financial markets. Starting in the Land of the Rising Sun itself in Tokyo, global capital follows the sun around the world in a long day that sees transactions in one market center cascading to the next.
For this reason, it is imperative for asset managers to be able to follow the sun, too.
Read the article. Waters Technology, January 2012.
Technology is changing everything. Fund administration is no exception. For industry leaders charged with keeping pace today and planning for tomorrow, the lesson of what happens to organizations that fail to embrace technological change is clear: adapt or die.
The speed at which changes occur in industry has grown exponentially, and is claiming victims among firms long considered leaders.