Singapore, Shanghai | March 15, 2018 – eFront, the leading technology provider to alternative investment professionals, announced today a strategic partnership with Connext, a Shanghai-based digital and information technology service provider, to further support its current and prospective clients. As a result, Connext will be an exclusive distributor of eFront solutions in mainland China.
eFront has operated in China since 2010 when it opened its Hong-Kong and Beijing offices, and has rapidly expanded since. Over 40 clients from China now use eFront solutions, including some of the country’s leading financial institutions investing in alternatives. With a growing user base and high market demand, eFront needs a strong and recognized partner like Connext to further scale up. Leveraging its extensive experience and local presence, Connext is presenting eFront solutions to alternative investment institutions in China. With eFront’s support, Connext is also providing implementation and post-implementation services to the current eFront client base.
Mario Cusinato, Head of Partners and Alliances, Asia Pacific at eFront, commented on this occasion: “China is a key market for eFront, and Connext is the ideal partner for us in this region. The combination of eFront’s exclusive focus on the alternative assets industry, and Connext’s reputation as a trusted adviser in business consulting and IT, makes this a unique and powerful collaboration to the advantage of all Alternative Investment clients in China. We look forward to working with Connext as we expand further into China.”
Aaron Pan, General Manager of Financial Technology Service at Connext added: “Connext is investing dramatically in China’s blooming alternative investment market to keep its leading position in consulting services and solutions. With 18 years of experience in consulting and technology services, Connext recognized eFront as a worldwide leader in developing products with advanced R&D in alternative investment. United, eFront and Connext are combining the best products, solutions and services, which will empower clients’ digital transformation.”
Shanghai Lianwei Information Technology, also known as Shanghai Connext Information Technology, was founded in year 2000, formerly a subsidiary of Bertelsmann Arvato Group. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has more than 10 years of experience in the field of digital and information technology services. Based on deep industry experience and customer insights, the company helps financial, automotive, retail, consumer goods, high-tech, real estate and other industries respond to the ever-changing business challenges of the digital age. The company’s four core businesses are financial technology, e-commerce, CRM and digital marketing, and cloud services.