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The 2017 Tech 40: Tyler Kim

  • By Peter Vasiliev

37. Tyler Kim
Global Head of
Fund Services
MaplesFS
Last 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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5. Lance Uggla
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6. Shawn Edwards & Vlad Kliatchko
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7. David Craig
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8. Michael Spencer
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9. Don Callahan
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10. Elisha Wiesel
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11. Michael Bodson
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12. Terrence Duffy
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13. Charles Li
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14. Sean Belka
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15. Chris Concannon
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16. Guy Chiarello
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17. Steven Lieblich
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18. David Rutter
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19. Blythe Masters
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20. Alfred Spector
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21. Neil Katz
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22. Lee Olesky
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23. Richard McVey
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24. David Gledhill
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25. Seth Merrin
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26. Antoine Shagoury
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27. Peter Brown &
Robert Mercer
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28. Lou Eccleston
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29. Peter Cherecwich
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30. Mike Chinn
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31. Chris Corrado
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33. Gary Norcross
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34. Steven O'Hanlon
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35. Sebastián Ceria
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36. Brian Conlon
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37. Tyler Kim
MaplesFS
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