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



Why Did We Re-design Our Website?

Why Did We Re-design Our Website?

In 2016, thanks to our users, accelerators and network partners our product developed at a rapid pace. New use cases and inbound interests from new user segments provided the growth leverage. Our face to the world had to reflect the firm that we have become, and which required a re-design. Landing Page Our first impression! We wanted it to be simple, yet aspirational for

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How Did We Go from Singular to Plural Innovation?

How Did We Go from Singular to Plural Innovation?

January 2016: As the curtain was raised on the New Year, we started with a product in hand, a hungry team, high spirits, and eager prospective users doing trials. What started as an individual vision was about to transform into plural innovation. For that, we thank the BELIEVERS; the team executing towards a vision, accelerator and investors backing this execution, and clients counting on

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Goals-based Investing OR Modern Portfolio Theory

Goals-based Investing OR Modern Portfolio Theory

Hansi Mehrotra, who leads DiligenceVault in Asia recently posed a question - Has Goals-Based Investing (GBI) Ruined Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT)? Especially for retail investors? Read it on CFA's Enterprising Investor blog What has driven the recent popularity of goals-based investing for retail investors? The two key arguments on MPT that Hansi discusses are also relevant in the institutional investing space: Exclusion of Illiquid

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Fear of Investing

Fear of Investing

Investors are capable of rational decision making. But we often see investing behavior edge on the side of irrationality. If all investors were rational, we would not see severe drops in markets and / or asset price bubbles. But we do… so let’s settle for the fact that investors are motivated by self-interest, and I would argue driven largely by fear. I am no

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You call it creepy, we call it client service

You call it creepy, we call it client service

Historically, products traditionally won via a strong distribution and marketing, or the superior quality of the product; the client experience per se did not seem to be of focus. Increasingly the focus has shifted from feature functionality to overall experience. How do we see these aspects in driving adoption of current generation technology? We are an investment technology firm focused on one key element

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Track Record Investing

Track Record Investing

As the splashy spectacle that was the Rio Olympics slowly recedes into memory, the event can be looked at through an analytic lens. The BBC published a fascinating article: Why do swimmers break more records than runners? And who knew this was even the case?! Those who are schooled in analysis (that includes you, discerning reader!) may ask: what are the conditions that propel

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