The Investment Association selects ipushpull to be part of new UK fintech accelerator

ipushpull, an enterprise platform that improves efficiency by allowing secure live data sharing and workflow automation, has been chosen by The Investment Association (IA) to be part of its latest fintech hub ‘Engine’. 

The accelerator programme is aimed at connecting 'best-in-class' fintech innovators with investment managers looking to transform the industry. It will act as a catalyst for industry transformation and bring together focused tech solutions.

Matthew Cheung, CEO of ipushpull, says: “We are delighted to be part of the IA’s unique programme driving greater adoption of new technologies across investment management. ipushpull and our data-as-a service solution has been recognised for innovation, quality of solution and our focus on key industry problem areas within the investment industry.”

ipushpull transforms data-driven workflow and improves efficiency across capital markets with real-time data sharing and workflow automation, delivering fast time-to-market and cost savings for data producers and services. 

Working closely with the buy-side, the data as a service solution standardises and automates workflow using an innovative approach of bots and widely used chat applications. ipushpull has seen a dramatic increase in adoption of these solutions as buy-side traders are forced to work from home due to COVID-19.

John Macpherson, Deputy Chair of the IA Engine Advisory Panel, says: “We have certainly witnessed transformational changes over the last couple of months and have seen technology enable firms to operationalise and compete in these unusual and difficult times. We’re thrilled to offer ipushpull access to our industry-recognised programme and excited at such new and innovative technology which the IA can showcase to trading desks of UK based asset managers.”

ipushpull will work with the IA and harness the industry expertise of its partners and networks. Also, as part of the eight-month accelerator programme, the participants will receive mentoring from an industry-expert Engine Advisory Panel to help unlock potential for solutions throughout the sector, including Schroders, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Insight, Legal & General, M&G and UBS Asset Management. 

Alongside ipushpull, the firms chosen are Exabel, Fundipedia, KiteEdge and Rungway.