Confluence, the global leader in investment data management automation, today announces that it has acquired Belgium-based data solutions provider Orfival.
The acquisition will allow Confluence to leverage Orfival’s product expertise and networks to provide an even more comprehensive Fund Analytics offering to the global asset management industry. Orfival was founded in 1999 and has built up its network amongst European asset managers, insurance companies and pension schemes by offering solutions for portfolio management and analytics, performance measurement and attribution, risk and investment compliance reporting services.
In the U.S., where Confluence is the market leader in mutual fund performance calculation, Confluence clients will now have access to Orfival’s performance risk analytics and attribution functionality which will sit hand-in-hand with Confluence’s existing capabilities to provide risk metrics and comparative analysis against benchmarks. Confluence will also augment its global data-driven performance and regulatory reporting solutions with added risk metrics, composites and analytics capabilities.
Commenting on the acquisition Mark Evans, CEO, Confluence said, “When looking to grow Confluence we aimed to find businesses which have products or services that complement our existing offerings to add greater value to the global asset management industry. Orfival is just that, as it brings extraordinary subject matter expertise and research capabilities as well as a deep understanding of the European market. The region is one which we have strategically targeted for business growth and this acquisition makes our European networks stronger while allowing us to market Orfival products to our existing North American network.”
Philippe Grégoire, Managing Director, Orfival, said: “We are delighted to now be an integral part of the Confluence business success story. As a global and recognised name in our area of expertise, the Confluence brand is the ideal channel for Orfival to make the quality and efficiency of its products known internationally. We are looking forward to working closely with the Confluence team to provide the best possible data solutions to new and existing clients in our target markets.”
Orfival will operate under the Confluence brand and will integrate products and operations under the Confluence umbrella.