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The 2017 Tech 40: Tyler Kim

< The 2017 Tech 4037. Tyler KimGlobal Head of
Fund ServicesMaplesFSLast year: 37

Maples Fund Services isn't making waves with trillions of dollars in assets. The MaplesFS unit makes its presence felt by carving out niches in the institutional investor marketplace "that have problems we know how to solve," says global head of fund services Tyler Kim, 43. For example, family offices are increasing allocations to alternative strategies and accommodating multiple generations of beneficiaries — all of which requires recordkeeping, data aggregation, and risk reporting at higher volumes and levels of sophistication. Maples has similarly focused on marketplace lending and private equity, executing its strategy on the technology foundation that Kim began building when he arrived at the firm in 2009 as chief information officer (a title he has since dropped). Kim says the payoff from bringing the processing and risk-management disciplines of third-party administration to marketplace lending, where loans are made peer-to-peer, has been slower than anticipated due in part to credit-quality issues at Lending Club and Prosper Marketplace. Still, there are encouraging signs, he says, and assets at Maples Fund Services are rising. Total assets under administration increased 18 percent to $70 billion in the year ended March 31, while the number of funds serviced jumped 23 percent to 736.

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America Corp.3. Robert GoldsteinBlackRock4. Jeffrey SprecherIntercontinental Exchange5. Lance UgglaIHS Markit
6. Shawn Edwards & Vlad KliatchkoBloomberg7. David CraigThomson Reuters8. Michael SpencerNEX Group9. Don CallahanCitigroup10. Elisha WieselGoldman Sachs Group
11. Michael BodsonDepository Trust & Clearing Corp.12. Terrence DuffyCME Group13. Charles LiHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing14. Sean BelkaFidelity Investments15. Chris ConcannonCBOE Holdings
16. Guy ChiarelloFirst Data Corp.17. Steven LieblichCitadel18. David RutterR3CEV19. Blythe MastersDigital Asset Holdings20. Alfred SpectorTwo Sigma Investments
21. Neil KatzD.E. Shaw Group22. Lee OleskyTradeweb Markets23. Richard McVeyMarketAxess Holdings24. David GledhillDBS Bank25. Seth MerrinLiquidnet Holdings
26. Antoine ShagouryState Street Corp.27. Peter Brown &
Robert Mercer
Renaissance Technologies28. Lou EcclestonTMX Group29. Peter CherecwichNorthern Trust Corp.30. Mike ChinnS&P Global Market Intelligence
31. Chris CorradoLondon Stock Exchange Group32. Neal PawarAQR Capital Management33. Gary NorcrossFidelity National Information Services34. Steven O'HanlonNumerix35. Sebastián CeriaAxioma
36. Brian ConlonFirst Derivatives and Kx Systems37. Tyler KimMaplesFS38. Michael CooperBT Radianz39. Robert SchifelliteBroadridge Financial Solutions40. Jim MinnickeVestment