If you own a start-up, are interested in financial sales, or simply would like to learn more about the subtle art of persuasion, we encourage you to check out a panelist discussion from an Enterprise Sales event held on July 26th; just click the picture to the left to watch! This event kicked off with a discussion about ways in which sales professionals can improve current selling techniques to better meet the needs of modern clients. We at USAM especially enjoyed hearing long-time sales expert (and our CEO), Feargal O’Sullivan, offer his insight on tips and tricks to keep momentum going on large, complex opportunities. The evening wrapped up with an attendee networking segment, which featured some of the best sales people NYC has to offer.
This week, EACC NY released an interesting article written by USAM’s CEO, Feargal O’Sullivan. In this piece, Feargal offers his insight on factors that might impact the growth trajectory of FinTech startup firms, and steps they can take to inspire change and reshape the industry. You can check out the full article here.
Recently, our talented friend Peter Sealy stopped by our office with his piece, “Staircase”, one of the many modern “Artibles” in his unique portfolio. Each Artible is available as a durable archival print on aluminum, capable of lasting hundreds of years in direct sunlight without fading. The piece has been a big hit with clients and visitors, and adds the perfect pop of color to our modern workspace.
Check out Peter's other work at his website.
This year for FinTech week, EACC NY hosted a discussion and networking event at RISE New York. The event kicked off with a guided panelist session featuring six industry professionals, including our CEO, Feargal O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan emphasized the importance of FinTech entrants directing their efforts on solving consumer challenges before focusing on obtaining intellectual property. Some other topics touched upon by the speakers include effective market-orientation practices, external funding resources, and the international FinTech landscape. The gathering ended mid-morning with some light networking and coffee for attendees. Interested in engaging with a multi-national organization, forming new relationships, and discussing hot industry topics? If so, we encourage you to browse our site, as well as visit any links provided to the left; we hope to see you at our next event!
Our CEO, Feargal O'Sullivan, will be speaking at the European American Chamber of Commerce's Financial Technology (FinTech) event on April 25th, 2017. He will be providing his thoughts on market trends in the FinTech space. The event (which is open to the public) will be held at RISE New York, a curated Fintech community and Barclay's partner. It will kick-off at 8:00 am EST with attendee check-in, followed by panelist discussions and networking until 10:00 am. If you are in any way interested in learning about FinTech, and meeting key industry players, this is a great event to attend. We hope to see you there.
It’s fair to say that 2017 has gotten off to a great start for us at USAM Group. In addition to expanding our client-vendor network substantially, we welcomed London-based sales guru, David Hastings, to our growing team. Hastings offers a wealth of insight in the FX sales space, having held senior roles at State Street Global Markets, Flextrade, Lava Trading, and other firms. Since his start in January, Hastings has engaged with numerous UK-based clients, bolstering USAM’s growing international presence, while driving existing opportunities further down the pipeline.
USAM partner firm, Best Credit Data (BCD), received outstanding validation of the breadth and quality of their fixed income pricing feed last week: Eagle Investment Systems (a BNY Mellon subsidiary) and Investor Tools have both made BCD’s Municipal Bond Pricing feed available as part of their offerings. This confirms that BCD’s evaluated pricing is as good (or better) than the competition, and makes their flexible cost model and terms of service even more valuable to end-users.
USAM is proud to announce that it has recently joined the European American Chamber of Commerce New York (EACC NY), a nonprofit, trade promotion organization comprised of roughly 750 companies in the United States and Europe. USAM is looking forward to engaging with EACC’s large network of affiliates, and actively participating in its community-building events. “We are excited by the opportunity to leverage EACC’s services to bolster our growing European footprint, as well as better serve existing clients,” says Feargal O’Sullivan, USAM’s Chief Executive.
Our CEO will be moderating a panel on Technology Innovation at the Securities Traders Association of Chicago (STAC) Winter Conference at 3:30pm on January 12th in Continental AB room at the Hilton Chicago. If you are attending the conference please join this lively session to learn about some of the most pressing technology changes facing the Capital Markets industry.
London, Chicago, Toronto, and New York, were all represented at USAM's year-end team meeting, which we finished off with Feargal O'Sullivan as guest speaker at the FISD 2016 Annual Conference and Holiday Party held at the Thomson Reuters building in Times Square. 2016 was another strong year for our vendors and for USAM Group too; we look forward to continuing on this growth path in 2017 and beyond.
USAM Group Inc. (USAM), the firm already known for pioneering how Fintech firms most effectively grow sales in the US, is delighted to announce that TRG (The Roberts Group) has selected USAM to expand its sales and marketing efforts in the Midwestern US and Europe. Simultaneously, USAM has hired Ashley Daffin in London, as Managing Director, EMEA, adding to its existing presence in the US and Canada.
Just days ago Trillium launched Surveyor 2.0, a powerful surveillance tool and historical tick data archive that is changing the futures and equities compliance space. Surveyor’s patented analytical process has always offered dramatically increased accuracy by comparing orders against full-depth market data and identifying only necessary alerts. With the new release, it now delivers a storyboard explanation for each alert detected. It also provides detailed trend analyses of alerts by type, account, trader, and a range of other variables. Those looking only to view historical full-depth market data can access the free Surveyor website and iOS app.
USAM Group is proud to be supporting the entire Trillium team, as Nasdaq honors them at the closing bell ceremony on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 3:59pm. You can watch the closing bell ceremony at the following link.
Meredith Moss, CEO at Finomial has published an interesting discussion about the potential risks to Fund Administrators and Hedge Funds highlighted by the leak of the 'Panama Papers'. She states that "given the complexity and scope of the tasks involved, automated electronic processes will be essential for operations groups to be certain they are in compliance."
The Street published an interesting article regarding spoofing.
"Authorities are calling on both buy- and sell-side firms to do more in the struggle against this particularly manipulative tactic."
Waters Technology has written an article about how Axon Financial Systems has added a new module to its PEAR (Policies, Explanations and Reporting) platform. You can read the story by clicking the link on the left.