13 consulting firms join UnaVista's Partner Programme for consultants

06 December 2018 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read

UnaVista, a provider of regulatory technology platforms, has admitted thirteen consulting firms into its newly launched Partner Programme. 

With over 3,300 companies across 80+ countries using its software, UnaVista, which is part of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), is one of the larger regulatory technology platform providers globally. The firm’s software helps organisations reduce operational risk, while increasing business efficiency through enhanced compliance and regulatory management.

Building on the success of an existing Partner Programme for technology and software firms (over 50 partners to date), in September UnaVista established a Partner Programme specifically for consulting firms. “Creating a new pillar within the Partner Programme specifically for consultants was the next logical step,” explained Wendy Collins, Managing Director at UnaVista. “Providing consulting firms with access to a rich source of UnaVista content and knowledge enables them to increase the value they bring to clients and help clients to derive more value from UnaVista solutions.”

UnaVista's Consulting Partner Programme

Similar to other partner schemes of software providers, the programme is designed to add value to UnaVista (benefitting from the expertise and network of consultancies), consulting firms (access a wide pool of resources, knowledge and skills to augment their services) and client organisations (working with external providers that have demonstrated capabilities in advisory and execution). Collins added: “Our consulting partners are among the leaders in the landscape and have experienced professionals who are passionate about solving issues from technology, regulatory and operational risk.”

Over the past months, UnaVista has admitted thirteen consulting firms into the network: Axis Corporate, Bovill, Citihub Consulting, Compliancy Services, d-fine, Duff & Phelps, Excelian, Luxoft Financial Services, Gordon Dadds Financial Markets, IMP Consulting, JDX, K&E, Leading Point and Talos Management Consultants. According to UnaVista, all firms boast a proven track record in advisory and implementation services across regulatory topics including European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), MiFID II / MiFIR and Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR).

Commenting on joining the scheme, Pablo Beivide Cavia, Director at Axis Corporate said, “This partnership is a strong endorsement of Axis Corporate´s breadth and depth of consulting experience in guiding clients through the fields of governance and regulatory compliance.  It also strengthens our own proposition by leveraging UnaVista´s industry expertise. We look forward to working closely with UnaVista over the coming years to deliver a deeply collaborative service for their clients.” 

Chris Beer, EMEA Regulatory Practice Head at Excelian, Luxoft Financial Services, remarked, “At Excelian, we leverage our collective product, technical and regulatory knowledge to help clients deliver compliance with a broad range of financial regulations. Combining this approach with the UnaVista platform, its deep repository of reporting data and the marketplace expertise of the London Stock Exchange makes this an ideal partnership.” 

Jane Stabile of IMP Consulting, a US-based consulting firm specialised in trade order management and compliance system implementation, said: “IMP helps North American asset managers to capture the information that they need to meet MiFID II/MIFIR reporting requirements. Leveraging the partnership, IMP is better able to ensure a successful and on-time implementation at our clients.”