Data Management Benchmarking Survey Results 2020 - Executive Summary
Judy Blackwell has more than 30 years of information technology experience in the investment management industry. She joined Cutter Associates in 2006 and has worked as part of Cutter Research since 2007. Prior to Cutter, Judy worked for a number of investment management firms as a consultant and in project management roles. Her experience includes IT strategy, technology outsourcing, and business process outsourcing programs. She has worked in institutional asset management, retail, and private client business, and has managed large-scale projects, developing and implementing front and back office systems.
Recent research assignments and publications include the following:
- Alternative Data and the Expanding Universe of Investment Information
- Automating Business Processes
- Collateral Management
- Data Science and Analytics in the Front Office
- ESG Investing
- Integrating Investment Systems
- Managed Data Services
Principal – Head of Consulting
Arnie Wachs, Head of Consulting at Cutter Associates, brings extensive business and technical knowledge to the role, with over 30 years of investment management industry experience. Arnie advises clients on their strategic technology direction, data governance practices, trading platforms and practices, portfolio management tools, and operational organization, as well as data management architecture, tools, and practices. He has extensive experience working for investment management firms, financial software vendors, and consulting firms, in roles that included business analyst, developer, system architect, development management, project management, product management, sales, and executive positions. He has a deep understanding of investment management system use and design. He also leads the firm’s Technology and Architecture practice.
Prior to joining Cutter, Arnie worked for ITG, where he led the product management efforts for the development of the next-generation OEMS platform. Prior roles include Head of Equity Systems at BlackRock Solutions, Senior Product Manager at Charles River Development, and Vice President at Fidelity Investments, where he designed and developed the firm’s global trading platforms. Arnie also led efforts at State Street Global Advisors to create an enterprise-wide, cross-asset class security and benchmark master. He holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from Clarkson University.