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New website launched for ViaNova
September 5, 2016
Idea Group's Steve Wallace is the co-chair of the ViaNova group, which is responsible for bringing greater operational efficiency to the UK's corporate pension funds industry. As the second half of 2016 has seen a significant increase in the amount of activity around the financial services messaging space, the group thought it should reflect this with a well deserved update for the ViaNova website. The original website has been in place since 2013 and has served the group well, but they wanted to take the opportunity to reflect the current approach to website design, as well as to introduce some new features to the site.
Idea Group designed the new site and have collected together the most recent documentation, minutes and press articles, but have invited group members to submit their own Thought Leadership pieces, or announcements that are relevant to ViaNova. They were also mindful of earlier discussions regarding which service providers can be reliably used to provide ViaNova solutions, and so have added a specific section which acts as a directory through which options can be identified. Clearly, no recommendations are made in this section, but that might be an area where the group's previous service provider certification discussions might be reconsidered and reflected over time. There is also a "Members Only" section, which is currently inactive, but has been put in place to allow consideration of whether there are items that should be made available at group member level, rather than to the general public.
Most important of all, Steve wanted to ensure that this website reflects the views and concerns of the ViaNova community, so is looking for member feedback around things that should be added, or content that could be improved. The industry faces a few busy months ahead with major market events such as the evolving UK Fund Trading & Settlement project, and the first ISO20022 funds message maintenance for many years, so Steve sees this site as an important foundation stone for our community moving forwards.