Avaloq and Blackrock partner to advance investment tech for banks

Avaloq, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, and BlackRock, through its Aladdin Wealth business, have entered a partnership aimed at enhancing their investment technology solutions for wealth managers and private banks. As part of the partnership, BlackRock is making a minority investment in Avaloq.

This collaboration will enable wealth managers and private banks to enhance their operations throughout the client journey, encompassing onboarding, portfolio construction, client reporting, and risk management.

By combining Avaloq’s core banking, client relationship management, and mobile banking services with the Aladdin Wealth platform’s robust risk analytics and portfolio management capabilities, the two firms aim to deliver advanced technology offerings available to the wealth industry.

“Avaloq is excited to enter into this strategic partnership with BlackRock. Through our relationship with BlackRock and the integration of their Aladdin Wealth capabilities, Avaloq is further solidifying our commitment to providing innovative investment technology solutions for the wealth management industry,” said Martin Greweldinger, Co-CEO of Avaloq. “This partnership will help us empower our clients to streamline processes, enhance risk analytics, and make more informed portfolio decisions, ultimately delivering greater value to their clients.”

“BlackRock and Avaloq joining forces will help clients reduce the complexity and friction inherent in many of today’s digital transformations. Our combined offering will make it extremely convenient for clients to implement and adopt Aladdin Wealth’s industry-leading capabilities as it will be deeply integrated with Avaloq’s core banking solutions,” said Venu Krishnamurthy, Global Head of Aladdin Wealth Tech.

“We are delighted to have BlackRock’s investment in Avaloq as it demonstrates their recognition of the value and potential of Avaloq’s wealth management technology solutions,” said Tomoki Kubo, Chairman at Avaloq, as well as Corporate SVP and Head of the Digital Finance Global Business Unit. “This collaboration will not only fortify NEC’s strengthened position in the realm of digital finance but also reinforce its unwavering commitment to orchestrating a brighter world. NEC looks forward to working with BlackRock to grow the Avaloq business.”