Case study

Pioneering cloud in the financial services industry

Natixis Global Asset Management 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 on asset allocation and risk management that can help institutions, advisors, and individuals address a range of modern market challenges.

The financial services (FS) industry is well-known for its risk-averse attitude. Reticent to adopt new technologies due to a continued concern over security breaches and complex regulatory restrictions, the industry has fallen behind the innovative leaps evolving in our digital world. However, we are finally seeing this begin to change as organizations fight to maintain a competitive advantage.

A changing paradigm

At AWS re:Invent 2015, Capital One, AWS' poster child for cloud adoption in the FS industry, presented its successful cloud journey, paving the way for its financial peers.
Broader adoption of public cloud across enterprises, as well as the significant shift towards consumerization of IT, is leading FS companies to rethink how they have traditionally approached IT operations. A significant portion of their IT budget, once allotted to maintaining their data centers, is now being refocused on innovation, reallocated to improving business agility, and delivering value to their customer.

An industry pioneer

Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), one of the world's largest assets managers, is now amongst a growing number of FS pioneers, transforming their traditional IT operations to increase business agility, streamline costs, and better align their business needs with IT capabilities.