NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taliance, a Paris-based analytics platform focused on serving the alternative investments marketplace, today opened a New York City office to serve the burgeoning North American market for alternative-investment managers seeking to evolve beyond traditional spreadsheet-based solutions.
"Demand from North America and our multinational clients made opening a New York City office essential to tap into this global financial center," said Guillaume Fiastre, president and CEO of Taliance. "The alternative-investment field, our core expertise, is growing not only in terms of vibrancy, but also in terms of complexity, risk and the need for agility in forecasting. Investments are diversifying rapidly by asset class and spreading in terms of global reach. Firms are being forced to work more efficiently. Taliance's expertise is in helping clients anticipate and capitalize on these increasingly multinational variables and opportunities."
Taliance's recently issued whitepaper, "Managing Risks in the Evolving World of Real Estate: The Impacts of New Regulations on IT Systems," addresses the real or anticipated effects of AIFMD, Solvency II, Basel III, EMIR, FATCA and Dodd-Frank.
"Our Manhattan office will ensure Taliance addresses our North American clients' front-office needs, helps them prepare for risks, and helps to change the game in their favor," added Carol Penhale, Taliance head of operations, Americas, who will be supervising the New York office. "Rather than serving as an 'accounting solution,' Taliance effectively 'sits on top of' accounting platforms to empower portfolio, fund and asset managers in their roles."
Taliance (www.Taliance.com) is an analytics platform offering solutions specially developed for real estate and other alternative investment firms. The company's platform provides real-time forecasting, analytics, simulation/modeling/"what-if" scenarios and other dynamic front- and middle-office analytics. Some $200 billion worth of assets are managed by the firm's offerings. More than 100 clients in over 15 countries have used Taliance to improve their international alternative investment portfolios. Customers include AXA REIM, BNP Paribas REIM, Grosvenor, Canada Life, Hammerson, HSBC REIM, Generali Real Estate, Harrison Street, SCOR Global Asset Management and Cordea Savills. The company is headquartered in Paris with offices in London.