The best of 2016: Growth and Hard Work

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Even though the heads are already turned to the new and promising year of 2017, let’s spend a moment to go through the highlights of 2016, which was a year full of interesting activities and great news.


During the year we expanded into new areas and territories. At the end of 2016 we had offices in 4 countries (red dots), partners in 4 countries (black dots) and customers in 8 countries (yellow dots).

» FA Solutions expanding into Middle East
» FA Solutions expanding into Singapore
» FA Solutions expanding into Norway


Finance Active and FA Solutions have created a new innovative solution which combines multiple engines in one system with a superior user experience.Pelle Holmertz, Kommuninvest

We were also busy with arranging and participating a bunch of events. Especially successful was the Breakfast Seminar Tour around the Nordic Europe this autumn. Thanks to everyone who have joined us so far and hope to see you again soon. New events are already under construction!

Best moments of our events in 2016:
» MiFID II for IFAs – Breakfast Seminar in Copenhagen
» Speaking at Nordic Post Trade Conference 2016
» Breakfast seminars introducing newest features in FA
» Speaking at MoneyNordic16
» Partner at Stockholm Philanthrophy Symposium 2016
» Housewarming of the new Helsinki office
» FA AfterWork in Stockholm
» Annual FA Spring Conference in Prague
» Participating ALFI Global Distribution Conference
» Robo Advisory morning in Stockholm
» Breakfast seminar on Discretionary Asset Management in Oslo
» Future of investing morning in Helsinki
» Speaking at ABBL Robo-Advisors conference


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The keyword for our year was clearly growth. At the very beginning of the year we moved our head office into bigger premises in Helsinki, which was followed by recruiting projects both in the spring and in the autumn. All in all, on the employee side we grew a whopping 30 percent during 2016 and more is to come!

» Latest recruitments in the growing FA Team
» Meet the newest team members at FA Solutions
» Our Stockholm team has grown

Our achievements were also noticed by local and international audiences, main topics being robo-advisory and new innovations in the FinTech scene. Here are the highlights of our press year 2016.

» Finextra: “FA Solutions launches ‘ledger-free’ network for financial services firms”
» Bobsguide: “Kommuninvest takes a leap with Financial Assets Management”
» Kauppalehti: “Ruotsin julkisia varoja hallinnoidaan suomalaisella fintechillä”
» Realtid: “Den personliga rådgivningens tid är förbi”
» Privata Affärer: “Ökat intresse för robotrådgivning”
» Kauppalehti: “Robottineuvojalla säästää helposti auton hinnan”
» Wealth & Finance: “Investment Solutions for Asset Managers”

“The year 2016 was again a great year of growth.

In one year, we were able to grow into six new countries and get new clients also in our Nordic home market. We did new releases for the FA Platform itself and also developed a variety of new extensions. We had a great pleasure to get into new partnerships where we see future growth potential in many markets. FA Solutions has been growing also by the new, talented employees, and this will continue in 2017.

The turnover of the company grew close 50 % p.a. in 2016 and this is the third year now in a row with a similar growth rate. The company is profitable and has a solid financial situation and excellent ratings.

The outlook for the fiscal year 2017 is very promising. ”

Hannes Helenius
Chairman of the Board, FA Solutions


A big thank you to everyone who was part of our journey in 2016.
We look forward working with you in the future and wish you all the best for 2017.

– the entire FA team



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