FinMason hires 25-year industry veteran to launch new investment analytics consulting group

Maral Boyadjian tapped to lead team that works with clients to resolve analytics pain points and deliver customized relevant insights

Maral Boyadjian tapped to lead team that works with clients to resolve analytics pain points and deliver customized relevant insights. (PRNewsfoto/FinMason)

FinMason, a leading provider of investment analytics, announced today the launch of the FinMason Investment Analytics Consulting (FinIAC) group, a full-time team of subject-matter experts working with current and prospective clients to explain, optimize and deploy effective analytics. The group will also act as a conduit to the FinMason team of data scientists, communicating industry trends and contributing to the development of new analytics, thus ensuring the continued alignment between business needs and product development.

“We don’t want to be anyone’s vendor. We want to be their trusted partner,” said Kendrick Wakeman, founder and CEO of FinMason. “We are doubling down on our commitment to a consultative process and that means we will be delivering much more than just analytics. Implementation that is meaningful to the companies that we work with is just as important as the quality of the data and analytics that we provide.”

In 2017, FinMason announced their intentions to grow their investment analytics offering from roughly 700 different analytics to more than 1,400 and include sophisticated analysis on private securities and global, multi-asset portfolios.

FinMason has hired industry veteran Maral Boyadjian to lead the group. Prior to joining FinMason, Boyadjian was a consultant and investment subject-matter expert at Gerson Lehrman Group. Prior to GLG, she served as vice president of the U.S. product management division at Natixis; vice president of global product management at State Street; vice president of strategic advisers at Fidelity; product manager – performance attribution and risk at Charles River Development; and VP quantitative portfolio manager at John Hancock’s Independence Investments. She earned her B.A. in finance at Simmons College and her M.B.A. in finance at Suffolk University.

Wakeman continued, “Maral not only has a world-class knowledge base and a rigorous thought process, she can communicate that knowledge clearly and effectively to anyone, regardless of their level of sophistication.”

Boyadjian stated, “I have been following FinMason for a while now and 10 minutes into my conversation with Kendrick, I knew FinMason was the right place for me. It’s a young, innovative organization that lives and breathes investment analytics and client service. I am excited to help FinMason’s clients build great product.”

2017 was a year of record growth for FinMason, which announced numerous growth initiatives, strategic partnerships and key hires to accelerate the company’s expansion. Most recently, the firm earned the highest customer satisfaction score out of all software companies in the prestigious 2018 Advisor Software Survey. FinMason received an average user satisfaction rating of 9.25 on a scale from one to 10, with 10 being “would strongly recommend to a colleague.”

FinMason is the world’s largest independent investment analytics engine for financial services platforms. The Boston-based financial technology firm provides access to more than 700 calculations on every publicly traded asset in the world delivered through one simple API. Developed by FinMason’s team of seasoned data practitioners and nine Ph.D.s, the cutting-edge platform delivers institutional-grade analytics in milliseconds via two core products: FinRiver™ – a lightning-fast API that delivers any analytics anywhere in a user’s platform with just a few keystrokes; and FinScope™ – a bulk processing platform that can analyze millions of portfolios every night for compliance screening and performance attribution.