Cosaic and Reformis partner to drive interoperability on buy side

Dan Barnes
Dan Schleifer, CEO & Founder, Cosaic.

Workflow solution provider, Cosaic, has partnered with Reformis. is a technology consulting firm for the investment management industry to bring interoperability to buy-side firms via Cosaic’s smart desktop platform, Finsemble.

“From big asset managers to smaller hedge funds, interoperability is shifting from nice-to-have to imperative across the buy-side,” says Dan Schleifer, CEO and co-founder of Cosaic. “It’s Reformis guiding these firms and spearheading buy-side interoperability projects.”

Reformis works across data management solution, portfolio management system (PMS) and order management system (OMS) implementation. Interoperability projects connect these solutions with other core applications for smart, intelligent workflows. A smart desktop platform like Finsemble is a necessary piece to this modernised buy-side desktop.

Brian Woodham, CEO, Reformis.

“Our partnership with Cosaic came from a problem we see often,” says Brian Woodham, CEO of Reformis. “Clients want to integrate applications across the trading desk, but they lack the technical expertise and the tools to do this. Reformis can assist them with the implementation, and Finsemble provides the infrastructure. I’m confident the partnership will drive successful adoption of interoperability across the buy-side.”

With Finsemble, any type of application—legacy, new, in-house or third-party—can share data and connect for seamless workflows. Recently, buy-side firms have started to see the benefits of interconnected apps. Pictet Asset Management has enlisted Finsemble to overhaul fixed income and FX workflows. Buy-side IMS Charles River announced the firm is using Finsemble to enhance its partner ecosystem.

“Interoperability has proved successful for our buy-side clients,” says Schleifer. “Its value is clear. We couldn’t ask for a partner better than Reformis to bring this value to more buy-side desks.”

The DESK’s research into OMSs and execution management system (EMS) use has found that just 3% of these tools are integrated via desktop integration software such as Cosaic/Finsemble, or others.

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