Olmstead Associates is happy to announce the addition of Edward Bolles to our leadership team as Managing Director, Data Management & Analytics to continue to strategically build out Olmstead’s data-centric consulting capabilities. Ed brings over 25 years’ experience and perspectives accumulated at Hartford Investment Management (HIMCO), Invesco, Time Square Capital Management, Cigna Investments, SS&C, and The Hartford.
Stephen Alepa, CEO of Olmstead, commented “we are very excited to add one of the industry’s best data management thought and execution leaders to our consulting team. Ed has led large data transformation initiatives, including redesigning & rebuilding entire data platforms, initiating data governance programs, and designing innovative cloud-based data analytic solutions. Ed combines deep technology expertise, innovative design experience, and investment management business & technology strategy leadership.”
Bolles noted, “I’m attracted to Olmstead’s data-centric approach which has enabled our clients’ Operational Agility and has elevated their Client's Experience. Data technology innovation is driving investment management business results from research through distribution and Olmstead is in a unique position to help our clients design and build data platforms to make better decisions, identify risk, and improve overall efficiency.”
Bolles and Olmstead share a common view that Investment Management success is correlated to the effective use of data to make decisions which are leveraged and transformed from existing data capabilities into a competitive advantage and efficient business accelerator. As emerging technology like big data, predictive analytics, data lakes, and AI are rapidly changing, well-built data platforms that are governed with high quality and readily available data are the engine for a data-centric and data-driven asset manager.