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The 2014 Tech 50: Jim Minnick

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Jim Minnick
Chief Executive Officer
eVestment

For asset managers looking to maximize their reach among institutional investors with minimal effort, eVestment CEO Jim Minnick has the solution: Omni, a web-based data collection and distribution system that lets managers update performance data and other information in more than 60 consultant and third-party databases with just a few mouse clicks. “We’ve invested a tremendous amount in getting a new version, Omni 2.0, released to the marketplace,” says Minnick, 44, whose firm’s own database consists of some 59,000 investment vehicles from more than 9,000 traditional and alternative-asset managers globally. Atlanta-based eVestment offers a variety of analytics packages — Quantum, Spectrum and Spotlight — that investors and asset allocators can use to screen for new managers as well as monitor those in existing portfolios. Minnick, who has an MBA from Atlanta’s Emory University and was a consultant with Watson Wyatt & Co. before co-founding eVestment in 2000, says his 250-person firm has been focused on “expanding and enhancing” its technology platforms to integrate its traditional asset management and hedge fund analytics. At the same time, eVestment looks to develop new proprietary data products based on the information it collects from its 2,500 customers. One such product, Advantage, delivers marketing metrics and forecasts future flows among different asset classes and investment strategies based on the research activities of consultants and investors within eVestment.

The 2014 Tech 50

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Thomas Secunda
Bloomberg
Jeffrey Sprecher
Intercontinental Exchange
Catherine Bessant
Bank of America Corp.
Stephen Neff
Fidelity Investments
Lance Uggla
Markit
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7
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9
10
Robert Goldstein
BlackRock
David Craig
Thomson Reuters
Phupinder Gill
CME Group
Anna Ewing
NASDAQ
OMX Group
R. Martin Chavez
Goldman Sachs Group
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15
Deborah Hopkins
Citi Ventures
Dan Mathisson
Credit Suisse
Daniel Coleman
KCG Holdings
Michael Spencer
ICAP
Michael Bodson
Depository Trust &
Clearing Corp.
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Joe Ratterman
BATS Global Markets
Dominique Cerutti
Euronext
Ron Levi
GFI Group
Gaurav Suri
D.E. Shaw Group
Charles Li
Hong Kong
Exchanges and
Clearing
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Lou Eccleston
S&P Capital IQ
Lee Olesky
Tradeweb Markets
Richard McVey
MarketAxess Holdings
Seth Merrin
Liquidnet Holdings
Antoine
Shagoury

London Stock
Exchange Group
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30
Christopher
Perretta

State Street Corp.
Kevin Rhein
Wells Fargo & Co.
Peter Carr
Morgan Stanley
Hauke Stars
Deutsche Börse
Robert Alexander
Capital One
Financial Corp.
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David Gershon
SuperDerivatives
Chris Corrado
MSCI
Joseph Squeri
Citadel
Tanuja Randery
BT Global Services
John Bates
Software AG
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40
Gary Scholten
Principal Financial Group
David Gledhill
DBS Bank
Simon Garland
Kx Systems
Cristóbal Conde
FinTech Innovation Lab
Jeff Parker
EidoSearch
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Kim Fournais &
Lars Seier Christensen

Saxo Bank
Kenneth Marlin
Marlin & Associates
Tyler Kim
MaplesFS
Jim McGuire
Charles Schwab Corp.
Jim Minnick
eVestment
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Steven O’Hanlon
Numerix
Sebastián Ceria
Axioma
Yasuki Okai
Nomura Research Institute
Niki Beattie
Market Structure Partners
Mas Nakachi
OpenGamma

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