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Halfway through 2017 – how has it been?

Time flies when you are doing great things, working towards common goals and enjoying the growth journey. Being already in the halfway of 2017, it is time to look back and review what we have achieved during these past six months.

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The year started nicely by deploying FA into two new countries, the Bahamas and Cyprus, in addition to our deployment projects in the Nordic countries and Europe. During these first six months of the year we have closed multiple new customers, such as family offices, asset managers and fund managers. For more detailed information, see links below.

» FA Solutions signs multiple new customers during the first half of 2017
» FA Solutions signs a customer in the Bahamas
» FA Solutions expanding into Cyprus

FA events
We are glad to have once again arranged a successful bunch of breakfast seminars this spring. As the upcoming regulatory changes are a huge topic for the year, we teamed up with PwC and arranged a seminar series in Finland, Sweden and Norway to help our customers and other contacts to learn more and get ideas on how to solve the issues caused by the changing regulatory landscape.

» Key learnings from our seminars on MiFID II, GDPR and PSD2
» Transforming regulatory challenges into opportunities
» International tax reporting standards fighting tax evasion
» This is how MiFID II makes you rethink your business model
» Realtid: “Tuffa EU-regler väntar bankerna”

FA trends
“Behind the scenes” our product development team is working hard to develop our FA Platform even further. The latest version FA 2.4 was released around mid-March, bringing improvements in document management and trade order management, a variety of new criteria for our extensive rebalancing functionality, and introducing new shortcuts to make our users daily work even smoother. The next version release FA 2.5 is right around the corner with thrilling new functionalities – stay tuned for more information!

We are proud of our top-modern, highly competitive FA Platform, and we are not the only ones. Our product was facing a comprehensive security testing conducted by a third party and FA Platform survived that test excellently. Also, the Wealth & Finance International recognised us as the Most Innovative Software Provider of the year.

Picture above gives you a glance of our renewed FA Online module – an interactive alternative to traditional customer reporting, providing your customers with immediate online access to their investments.

» FA Solutions selected as the Most Innovative Software Solutions Provider by Wealth & Finance International
» FA Platform succeeds in a penetration test

FA team
Since the beginning of the year, we have got even 8 new colleagues – which is a lot for a company with close to 40 employees! However, this is not it for the year, as recruitings are about to continue. The picture above was taken in Tahko, Finland at the beginning of this year where we all gathered to kick off the year 2017. It’s only 6 months away, but based on everything that has happened during that time, it feels so much longer – what a journey have these past 6 months been!

» Say hello to our newest colleagues!
» Introducing new FA team members
More introductions coming after the summer break

FA events
In addition to arranging our own events, we have also actively participated in events arranged by other parties. Especially this spring we have boldly looked into new growth areas globally by visiting Southeast Asia, Middle East and UK.

» The growth of Islamic Finance – how to stay ahead of the competition?
» FA Solutions seeking for growth in Asia
» Meet FA Solutions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this May
» Redefining Robo Advice – The latest Robo trends in Europe
» FA Solutions goes to Singapore and Thailand with EU Gateway
» Meet us at Robo-Investing Europe 2017!

FA events
Everyone has to take it easy at some point and do not forget the fun part in their working. To celebrate the beginning of summer, we arranged our traditional FA After Work in Stockholm and FA Summer Party in Helsinki, and invited our customers and other contacts to join. Both of the evenings were full of joy, good mood and networking with old and new friends.

For us this was a great opportunity to meet with our customers and other stakeholders at least once more before everyone is heading to the countryside and summer cottages to enjoy the Nordic summertime. Greetings and thank-yous to our guests from the entire team at FA Solutions!

As the summer vacation season is approaching, our blog will also have its well-earned summer vacation starting in July. Before that, we still have some interesting content to share with you, so stay tuned!

– the entire FA team

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