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SmartStream Technologies Overview

London, England (UK)
51 to 200 employees
2000
Company - Private
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
SmartStream is a global software and managed services provider that in challenging markets conditions has outpaced its rivals in the financial markets sector, creating an impressive base of more than 1,500 customers. This includes more than 70 of the world’s top ... Read more

SmartStream Technologies – Why Work For Us?


SmartStream is a global software and managed services provider that in challenging markets conditions has outpaced its rivals in the financial markets sector, creating an impressive base of more than 1,500 customers. This includes more than 70 of the world’s top 100 banks alongside the world’s leading asset managers, custodians and broker dealers.

At the heart of this success is the ability to react to client, market and regulatory changes through innovative solutions. That is why, even in challenging market conditions, the company continues to invest more than 20% of revenue back into research and development.

The combination of SmartStream’s post-trade processing solutions, together with its unique Data Management Services, creates a real-time and pre-emptive approach to reducing trade failures while also accelerating and automating trade processes.


Company Vision

The recent financial crisis has highlighted financial institutions’ underinvestment in the middle and back-office. This has resulted in ineffective operational controls, inflexible systems and the inability to respond to the economic downturn.

These inefficiencies have been magnified by increasing transaction complexity and fluctuating volumes; costing market participants around US$18 billion per annum. SmartStream addresses the challenges faced by financial institutions through solutions that cover the entire post-trade lifecycle enabling more efficient, streamlined and cost-effective middle and back office operations.

The adoption of SmartStream’s solutions enables firms to realise market leading match rates in excess of 95%, compared to the industry average of approximately 84%. Furthermore, SmartStream is the only vendor with the ability to link reference data management to reconciliations to deliver enhanced cross-instrument processing across the enterprise.

As a result, our solutions are critical to the retooling of post-trade environments demanded by new regulations – whether it is liquidity transparency, visibility into OTC derivatives positions, removing operational risk or moving operations to true intra-day transaction processing.

SmartStream’s approach to creating, delivering and supporting a range of industry leading solutions delivers significant value to firms, ensuring a rapid ROI and lowering their TCO. This enabled us to outperform our competition during the financial crisis, sustaining our market leadership whilst securing flagship customers for new products and services.

Flexible Delivery Models and Utilities
SmartStream meets clients hosting requirements for post-trade processing services by providing a complete range of delivery models.

Responding to the Regulators
SmartStream enables its clients to respond to forthcoming industry regulations, ensuring they have the necessary risk controls in place to assist with compliance rules.

Strategic Initiatives
SmartStream places considerable importance on investing in strategic alliances with third parties.

Technology Investment
As an organisation at the forefront of technical innovation, SmartStream has developed a technology strategy.

Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) Platform
SmartStream’s pioneering vision and technical innovation are at the core of banking, treasury and securities operations throughout all financial markets.

SmartStream provides enterprise-wide, real-time Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions to approximately 1,500 clients, including over 70 of the world's top 100 banks. SmartStream's solutions enable clients to tackle the barriers to Straight Through Processing and create more efficient, customer focused, cost-effective, compliant operations.

Founded in 2000, SmartStream has expanded and evolved from a dedicated focus on reconciliations to become a leading provider of software solutions that bring automation and control to post-trade operations. The company has grown rapidly, introducing new solutions and winning multiple industry accolades.

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    Great team of people to work with.

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    Challenging work environment due to senior management view on how things must be done.

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at SmartStream Technologies in January 2017.

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    Process was pretty simple. Firstly they will handover you a project to complete which you'll have to compete in limited time. Project requires intermediate knowledge of programming practices. If they are happy with your work you be asked for face to face interview divided in two part - first will be a questionnaire and a problem solution for a progam, in second phase you'll be asked about the project and further questions about it.

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