Wealth management solutions provider JHC has signed a contract with technology company APSU for cloud-based services to enhance its FIGARO Managed Service offering.
Through the FIGARO Managed Service, JHC offers clients a fully-integrated front-to-back office solution with a web front end for client and agent access, managed by its technical experts and hosted in APSU’s secure data centres with 24 hour technical support.
APSU’s global presence, expertise and experience will become increasingly important as JHC grows its business both within the UK and internationally.
FIGARO supports over 60 major financial institutions with over GBP130 billion assets under management and executing in excess of 50,000 trades each day.
Working in partnership with APSU to deliver an excellent, fully managed IT platform for Wealth Managers, JHC anticipates the FIGARO Managed Service will drive significant growth.
John Blackman, chief executive of JHC, says: “By partnering with APSU, we are ensuring that together we have the infrastructure and expertise to offer our clients the successful FIGARO Managed Service as a SaaS model, representing a highly flexible, secure, reliable and cost-effective option.
“The SaaS model empowers companies to break away from legacy systems that are costly to operate and maintain, to offload non-differentiating IT functions and to benefit from industry leading functionality and frequent upgrades, including the latest regulatory changes, without increasing their investment in technology and associated resources.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this service with the support of APSU, who bring vast experience and expertise in delivering fully managed cloud solutions provisioned on Europe’s largest privately-owned network and managed by an accredited cloud builder and cloud infrastructure business partner.”