The 2015 Tech 50: Tyler Kim

The MaplesFS chief information officer jumps to No. 40 on this year’s Tech 50 ranking.

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Tyler Kim
Chief Information Officer
MaplesFS
Last year: 43

Chief information officer of Montreal-based niche asset servicer MaplesFS since 2009, Tyler Kim in April took on the additional title of co–global head of its Maples Fund Services unit. “It underscores the fact that fund services is very much a technology business,” Kim explains. That fact is exactly what offshore law firm Maples and Calder, which formed the MaplesFS fund and fiduciary services group in 2005, had in mind when it hired the Stanford University industrial engineering graduate and former CTO of hedge fund Northwater Capital Management. Kim installed an architecture so robust that by last year MaplesFS had brought core functions, including Maples Fiduciary and the Geneva portfolio management system, in-house — unconventional steps for a firm with just $50 billion of assets under administration. But there is more to MaplesFS than AUA. Now sharing oversight of fund services with 11-year company veteran Toni Pinkerton and having turned day-to-day IT responsibilities over to Emilie Savard, Kim aims to break down administrative and middle-office product silos and think about a broader client set. “We see ourselves not as a mix of old and new businesses but rather one business that needs to evolve and serve markets in new ways,” he says. Ahead of the pack in supporting such international regulatory requirements as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, the historically Cayman Islands–centered operation has opened an outpost in Boston to attract onshore funds because “location matters for pension clients,” Kim, 41, says. MaplesFS is also on the ground in the San Francisco area, preparing to pounce on servicing and outsourcing opportunities arising from new instruments created by peer-to-peer lenders.

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The 2015 Tech 50

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1. Jeffrey Sprecher
Intercontinental Exchange

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2. Catherine Bessant
Bank of America Corp.

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3. Phupinder Gill
CME Group

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4. Lance Uggla
Markit

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5. Robert Goldstein
BlackRock

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6. Shawn Edwards &
Vlad Kliatchko
Bloomberg

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7. R. Martin Chavez
Goldman Sachs Group

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8. Deborah Hopkins
Citi Ventures

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9. Stephen Neff
Fidelity Investments

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10. Adena Friedman
Nasdaq OMX Group

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11. David Craig
Thomson Reuters

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12. Daniel Coleman
KCG Holdings

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13. Michael Spencer
ICAP

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14. Michael Bodson
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.

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15. Charles Li
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing

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16. Chris Concannon
BATS Global Markets

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17. Christopher Perretta
State Street Corp.

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18. Antoine Shagoury
London Stock Exchange Group

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19. Kevin Rhein
Wells Fargo & Co.

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20. Neil Katz
D.E. Shaw & Co.

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21. Lee Olesky
Tradeweb Markets

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22. Richard McVey
MarketAxess Holdings

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23. Seth Merrin
Liquidnet Holdings

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24. Robert Alexander
Capital One Financial Corp.

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25. Frank Bisignano
First Data Corp.

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26. John Marcante
Vanguard Group

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27. Joseph Squeri
Citadel

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28. Lou Eccleston
TMX Group

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29. Claude Honegger
Credit Suisse

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30. Chris Corrado
MSCI

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31. David Gledhill
DBS Bank

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32. John Bates
Software AG

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33. Michael Cooper
BT Radianz

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34. Gary Scholten
Principal Financial Group

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35. Sunil Hirani
trueEX Group

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36. Hauke Stars
Deutsche BÖrse

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37. Brian Conlon
First Derivatives

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38. Jim Minnick
eVestment

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39. Lars Seier Christensen & Kim Fournais

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40. Tyler Kim
MaplesFS

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41. Jim McGuire
Charles Schwab Corp.

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42. Steven O’Hanlon
Numerix

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43. Sebastián Ceria
Axioma

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44. Yasuki Okai
NRI Holdings America

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45. Stephane Dubois
Xignite

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46. Mazy Dar
OpenFin

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47. Brian Sentance
Xenomorph Software

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48. Mas Nakachi
OpenGamma

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49. John Lehner
BNY Mellon Technology Solutions Group

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50. Jock Percy
Perseus


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