For the second year in a row, Blackstone was the only firm to win multiple awards at the American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs). Hosted by Waters Magazine at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square on Monday evening, winning the “Best Technology Executive, Buy Side” award was Blackstone’s Chief Technology Officer, Bill Murphy, and "Best IT Integration Initiative” award for “BX Workflows,” which streamlined business processes for Strategic Partners Fund Solutions, which Blackstone acquired in 2013. The AFTAs recognize excellence in the deployment and management of financial technology within the asset management and investment banking communities.
The award of "Best IT Integration Initiative" is given to firms which have successfully combined the technology of two or more firms such that the end result is stronger than the sum of its parts.
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The award of "Best Technology Executive, Buy Side" is given to senior technology executives who have spearheaded global infrastructure integrations, led projects that successfully managed operational risk, instituted IT programs and deployments to significantly reduce costs, and leveraged new technology in a unique way.
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Last year, Blackstone won the awards for the "Most Cutting-Edge IT Initiative" and "Best Reporting Initiative" awards for its transformative investor reporting portal, BX Access.
To view the complete list of all 2014 American Financial Award winners, click here.