We pride ourselves on setting trends and being at the forefront of change
In this era of unprecedented regulatory change, AQMetrics is focused on addressing the real needs and wants of today’s investment managers burdened with an ever increasing volume of financial services regulations
GERALDINE GIBSON FOUNDER & CEO
AQMetrics Platform is launched
Recognising that the accepted methods of managing risk and compliance were slow, out-dated, and inefficient, AQMetrics is founded by a blended team, with deep experience in delivering regulatory risk and compliance solutions.
Customers are onboarded
The platform starts to gain market traction. A global Swiss-headquartered bank chooses our integrated risk and regulatory compliance platform for Annex IV, Form PF, and Open Protocol reporting analysis.
UCITS investment restriction monitoring launches
In 2014, we welcome our first UCITS customer who chooses to use AQMetrics software-as-a-service for pre and post- trade investment breach monitoring.
AIFMs adopt AQMetrics for automated reporting
For the January 2015 AIFMD regulatory reporting go-live, both EU and Non-EU investment firms use AQMetrics to submit regulatory filings to regulators in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK, Germany, and Ireland.
External funding round is closed
Owing to fast-growing market demand, AQMetrics closes a $3.25m funding round in February 2016 and begins the process of creating 30 new staff positions at our Irish headquarters. Our new staff hires include Claire Savage, COO, and Steve Barnes, CTO – both of whom previously worked with AQMetrics CEO and founder, Geraldine Gibson, at BAE Systems.
AQMetrics becomes ISO certified
A year of many firsts, we announce the addition of US Bank, Mercer, and Investec as customers, sign our first flagship US-based tier one financial institution, and become ISO 27001 certified. Cathal Connolly joins our team as Head of Global Regulatory Reporting.
Regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland
In January 2018 AQMetrics is authorised under ESMA MiFIR legislation, by the Central Bank of Ireland as a Data Reporting Service Provider (DRSP). Customer base grows by 30% with MiFID II transaction reporting. Barry McCarthy joins AQMetrics as CFO, complementing the executive team with his experience in ITG group.
Further expansion of AQMetrics in Europe
This year we are planning to increase our presence in the UK and France. Also, as our growth continues unabated, we have hired a new Head of Sales, Darell Miller, in February 2019: a sure sign of our continued growth intentions both now and into the future.