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Avaloq Partner Newsletter
Issue III - 2016

Avaloq Partner News

Dear Partners,

We would like to welcome you to the third Partner Newsletter of the year.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions or comments.

Enjoy reading!
Your Global Partner Management Team

Successful Avaloq Events – Partner Day and Community Conference Held on 6 and 7 September

The Avaloq Community gathered at Bocken seminar centre near Zurich for this year’s Partner Day and Community Conference on 6 and 7 September.

During the Partner Day, senior management of more than 70 partner companies got the latest insights from Avaloq.

At the Community Conference, customers, partners and analysts joined us to learn more about Avaloq’s offering. The conference consisted of three streams: Digital Transformation, Operational Excellence and Business Transformation. We welcomed around 300 guests.

Quotes from the Partner Day

“What is very close to my personal agenda is operational excellence. It is meaningless if we actually innovate together and build great stuff, but we can’t deliver it or we kind of deliver it with flaw concepts. ... We need to find ways of keeping it more effective and more efficient.”
“Innovation is not just about money. Money doesn’t solve the problem. What really solves the problem is the courage, the power and the empowerment of the people. I think Avaloq is in a very good position to have all that to boost innovation.”
Jürg Hunziker, Group CMO

“We (Avaloq) are not able to build an ecosystem on our own. We need you, our partners. An ecosystem for us is an open platform where technology providers, financial services providers, product providers and even developer communities can meet for the benefit of our customers.”
Thomas Beck, Group CTO

“The Avaloq organisation has changed to acknowledge the demand of the large customer base and the new markets. This has an impact on our partners and it is essential that we further align and continue to strengthen our joint delivery capabilities. In order to accommodate this, we have kicked off a joint supply and demand management initiative to bring the best teams to our customers. Furthermore, we will bring an upgraded, configurable Global Implementation Method which is closely linked to the Avaloq Banking Standards.“
Tobias Marbler, Head of Consulting, Implementation Support & Quality Assurance

See some impressions from the two events on Avaloq Youtube channel and on Twitter #avaloqcommunity. The presentations as well as the photo galleries are available on the Avaloq Community Site.

Thanks to everyone who contributed – we look forward to next year!

More upcoming Avaloq events.

Avaloq Enlarges Innovation Ecosystem through Launch of Developer Portal

The Avaloq group is opening up to developers to further enhance digital banking solutions and user experience.
Freelancers, start-ups, fintechs and bank
s of all sizes will be able to innovate jointly using a dedicated portal (developer.avaloq.com).

The developer community can commercialise their innovative technologies and share results within both the developers’ community and the entire Avaloq Community, which includes 450 banks and wealth managers throughout the world. Read more here.

Avaloq Front Platform as a Service Available to Partners

As announced at the Partner Day in September 2016, we are excited to give our partners some information «prior to availability» regarding AFPaaS below.

AFPaaS for developers in a nutshell:
• Starting this year, Avaloq will provide AFPaaS development environments (Development AFPboxes) to enable partners to freely configure and develop new BankletsTM and do styling by leveraging the Avaloq Front Development Kit.
• The Development AFPbox is a cloud-based full AFPaaS stack providing a real end-to-end environment with an Avaloq Core installation and synthetic data running in the back.
• Development AFPboxes can be requested through the AFPaaS self-service portal.
• The pricing model for the Development AFPbox is based on a monthly subscription with a minimal period of one month.
• Development AFPboxes will be available as of December 2016.

Please register on developer.avaloq.com to request enablement and more information directly via the portal.

Asubium - New Official Avaloq Special Service Partner

Asubium joins Avaloq Comm
unity. Asubium is a business and IT consultancy company in the national and international banking and fina nce sector . The company was founded in Switze rland in 2014.

Their consultants have 12 years' average experience with Avaloq and business consulting and have successfully supported more than 20 Avaloq implementation projects in Europe and Asia.

Asubium is specialised in trading, compliance and payment combined with Avaloq solution architecture and offers a broad range of services for evaluation and implementation projects from business and Avaloq consulting up to data migration. Its proven data migration method covers the entire process of a migration project. For more information follow the link: asubium

Welcome Greifzu Associates as Avaloq Special Service Partner

Greifzu Associates management consultants (GA) is an established consulting company with offices in Germany and Switzerland. GA follows an integrated management consulting model for corporate strategy, operations & implementation as well as investment advisory and M&A.

Providing broad functional, industrial and methodical skills, GA has developed a consulting approach which focuses on local markets, legal and market-driven requirements and common practice in the financial services industry. In addition to its Avaloq expertise, GA has managed several large and mid-scale transformation projects dealing with core banking platforms and capital market applications, merger integration, outsourcing and migrations.
Read more here.

Sanostro Becomes Avaloq Software Partner
Sanostro teams up with Avaloq to provide scalable foreign exchange (FX) robo-advisory solutions to Avaloq's customers.
The latter will be able to implement FX hedging signals from leading quantitative managers on Sanostro's platform directly in high net worth customers' portfolios.
Sanostro's adapter allows a bank using the Avaloq Banking Suite to choose among the best quantitative managers, including external and in-house experts to manage FX risk within predefined limits, thus stabilising the asset base in a higher volatility environment and allowing portfolio managers to focus on their core investment competence, such as stock picking and bond selection.

Sanostro was founded in 2011 and has built a platform of leading quantitative managers, each of them has more than 10 years track record. For more information: www.sanostro.com or info@sanostro.com.
Avaloq Corporate News

Avaloq Roadmap 24 now available for download

Systematic and continuous innovation is a part of Avaloq’s DNA. That is why we are pleased to share the online version of the Avaloq Roadmap 24 with you.

This Roadmap 24 describes Avaloq’s key development and innovation areas planned for the next 24 months. It is published every year. The latest edition was launched and presented at this year’s Avaloq Community Conference and Avaloq Symposium Asia in September.

To access the Roadmap 24, all you have to do is to register using the link: Roadmap 24

As a premiere, we are publishing a comprehensive list of innovation ideas, classified by their level of maturity. This year we also invite the Community to give us direct feedback for the first time. You can share your views on our newly launched Roadmap 24 microsite here.

Your ratings will help us prioritise the items in the Roadmap 24. We also invite you to share your new ideas with the rest of the Community.

Let’s boost innovation in the Community with the new Roadmap 24!

Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank joins Avaloq Community

Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank (apoBank) and Avaloq have signed a contract for a project to evaluate future cooperation.

The project, which will run until the end of the first quarter 2017, will analyse and elaborate how far the execution of the apoBank IT strategy can be based on the Avaloq Banking Suite.

Read more here.

Axion Swiss Bank and Avaloq sign long-term contract for BPO services

The specialised asset manager Axion Swiss Bank has signed a long-term contract with Avaloq for full Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services. By partnering with Avaloq, the bank will benefit from the same advantages as its parent company BancaStato, which has been relying on Avaloq’s expertise and competence since 2012. The migration is expected to be completed by the beginning of January 2017.

Axion Swiss Bank is a private bank that mainly focuses on asset management and consultancy. The Swiss bank is fully owned by Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino (BancaStato) and renowned for its reliable, confidential, and sophisticated service. The bank’s main focus lies on assisting its clients in making the most of and further developing their assets. Read more here.

Tobias Unger Joins Avaloq

New CEO of Avaloq Sourcing (Switzerland & Liechtenstein)
As per 1 October 2016, Tobias Unger is the new CEO of Avaloq Sourcing (Switzerland & Liechtenstein). He joined Avaloq from Falcon Private Bank, where he served as Deputy CEO and COO. In this role, Tobias oversaw the outsourcing of Falcon’s core banking IT and back office to Avaloq.

Read more here.

The Business Debate - Interview with Francisco Fernandez

Business correspondent Emma Howard met Avaloq CEO Francisco Fernandez at the London Stock Exchange to discuss the challenge of innovation in the financial industry – and how to digitise the last mile of banking.

Watch here.

Update on Certified Adapters

D+H Rebrands Financial Messaging Platform

D+H announced the rebranding of its flagship financial messaging platform as Total Messaging. Previously known as Global Messaging Plus, Total Messaging is the technology gateway for D+H’s financial messaging service bureaus. In course of this, the adapters to the Avaloq Banking Suite also experience the following rebranding:

- The standard adapter connecting the Avaloq Banking Suite with IGTplus is now provided by the new generation product Total Messaging (previously called Global Messaging Plus).
- The standard adapter Global Compliance Plus (GCoP) TRX is now provided by the new generation product Total Screening TRX.
- The certified adapter Global Compliance Plus (GCoP) CIF is now provided by the new generation product Total Screening CIF.

Certified Adapters in the Avaloq Core Release 4.3 Pilot Project with Bank J. Safra Sarasin
In course of the pilot project with Bank J. Safra Sarasin, the following certified adapters have been tested on Avaloq Core Release 4.3:
• AIM Software GmbH “GAIN”
• Crealogix “CLX.E-Banking”
• SunGard “Ambit Focus”

Avaloq Core Release 4.3 – Adapter Recertifications/Technical Adapter Review

The regular tests for the recertification of all certified adapters against our reference customisation will start in November 2016 after the rollout of Avaloq Core Release 4.3 to the Avaloq Community. The planning information will be provided in October 2016.

Important Dates for Adapter Certification
Please be informed about the following dates and milestones regarding adapter certifications:

January 2017
Adapter Recertifications/Technical Reviews Avaloq Core 4.3

March 2017
Planning Adapter Recertification on Avaloq Core 4.4

July 2017
Completion of Adapter Recertifications Avaloq Core Release 4.4

Avaloq Academy News

„To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.“

~Winston Churchill

2016 is slowly coming to an end and we are thrilled about all the news that 2017 will bring!

Among other exciting things, we will be introducing additional certification programmes, day courses and new ways of keeping your Avaloq knowledge up to date.
If you would like to learn more, please stay tuned for the next Academy Newsletter in January 2017.

Are you looking to broaden your horizon by the end of 2016? Sign up for one of the following day courses!

• 11.11.2016 – 22.11.2016 – @Introduction to tax processing in Avaloq (TIN) – online
• 29.11.2016 – 30.11.2016 – Advanced Report Writing (RWA) – Zurich
• 01.12.2016 – Parameterising the Avaloq Anti-Money Laundering Solution (AML) – Zurich
• 08.12.2016 – 15.12.2016 – @Parameterising the Avaloq User Interface (PSC) – online
• 12.12.2016 – Repo Contract (REP) – Zurich

Further information and registration at http://avaloq.academy

Further Questions?
Please contact your Global Partner Management team.
Avaloq Evolution AG
Allmendstr. 140
CH-8027 Zürich
+41 58 316 10 10

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