Blogs by Monel Amin New York, NY

Hello I'm Monel Amin.

Founder of DIligenceVault, Arthance. Former head of liquid investments risk @ Citi, CMU/Tepper and BVM Engineering alumna



Disrupting How We Manage Documents

Disrupting How We Manage Documents

A document is a representation of thought that is written, drawn, presented, or memorialized. Over the years documents have evolved as a means to structure a finite set of information to be shared or stored. In asset / investment management, documents constitute the code to life, and they are central to all transactions. From Containerization to Source of Information Loss The proliferation of documents started

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Women Leading Investment Management & Tech

Women Leading Investment Management & Tech

As an entrepreneur at the intersection of Investment Management and Technology, I experienced unconscious gender biases when we started pitching the DiligenceVault platform to users and investors. Our ability to succeed despite these biases inspired this blog and research around women-led investment offices, asset managers, and InvestTech / AssetTech firms. It’s been both educational and inspiring to recognize and celebrate diverse risk takers who

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Why Did We Adopt Microsoft Azure?

Why Did We Adopt Microsoft Azure?

When we started building our SaaS platform in mid-2014, it was clear that we were going to the cloud. As many of you contemplate hosted offerings, the path we traveled may be of interest for you. Following extensive research and discussions around architecture customization and control, security considerations, and ROI, we concluded that our time was better spent building a platform that addresses key

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The Rise of Integrated InvestTech

The Rise of Integrated InvestTech

Almost one year ago we published our first blog on InvestTech. Over the past year we have seen significant development in this dynamic space. The universe has consolidated as some firms have been acquired, others have merged, and a few have ceased operations. Salient strategic transactions include: Blackstone, CPPIB and GIC form a consortium to acquire 55% of Thomson Reuters finance & risk business

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As Good As It Gets - 2018 Outlook

As Good As It Gets - 2018 Outlook

'Tis the season of macro and investment outlooks as folks consider what’s in store for 2018. So we decided to take some 15+ views from various banks and investment houses, and to juxtapose two analyses – human review and machine review. The overall theme is nicely summarized by Howard Marks in his memo – Latest Thinking: The U.S. economy is chugging along, and the

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We Are Growing! - 5 Things to Know About Us

We Are Growing! - 5 Things to Know About Us

Closing out a fun filled 2017, we are looking to grow our team by at least 30% in 2018. As we expand, we are taking the time to pen what you have told us is most important to you, our clients and our community, which has driven the 5 core things that we do, and will continue to do in years to come: 1.

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