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



Building a Data Legacy for Your NextGen

Building a Data Legacy for Your NextGen

Given the significant investments of time, talent and money in the ecosystem around data, there’s no question that data is poised to be one of the critical assets for the future of work. Yet in the investment management world, data management is still in its infancy, and initiatives for building data competency are just getting started. Asset Manager Data Focus Asset managers have

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The Automation Within - from & for Millennials

The Automation Within - from & for Millennials

Speed and agility are competitive advantages that drive innovation. A counterweight is a competing goal of quality, which cannot suffer in the quest for speed. How can you achieve both with the same amount of resources? By: Automating repetitive, rote, manual tasks in internal operations Maximizing technological integration, enabling better flow of insights and reducing error Continuing to provide greater automation to our users

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Why 1000 Days?

Why 1000 Days?

As I was contemplating embarking on an entrepreneurial journey, my parents, both entrepreneurs, shared a few pearls of wisdom: If you don’t have the staying power for 1000 days, don’t bother quitting your current position. The importance of the 1000 days wasn’t evident pre-venture, but post-venture it became evident quickly and helped me turn early setbacks into learning lessons. When you

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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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