Building a Regulatory Champion: New perspectives in the regulatory and compliance market

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Neuss/Immenstaad,  October 27, 2022 – With immediate effect, the companies Fact Informationssysteme GmbH (Fact) and ACTICO GmbH (ACTICO) operate under the umbrella of the ACTICO Group. Together, the software providers supply the finance and insurance industry with innovative digital solutions for regulatory, compliance, and investment management. ACTICO Group plans to add further RegTech companies.

Compliance and regulatory technology leader ACTICO continues to expand its market position. Accordingly, the Immenstaad-based company is acquiring high-growth and profitable RegTech companies with a suitable profile to join the ACTICO Group. In the search for suitable partners, Fact, a successful provider of highly effective software for the digitalization of capital asset management, emerged as the perfect first partner in the new constellation. Both companies completed an extensive due diligence process to determine the joint potential. ACTICO’s management successfully negotiated the sale with the former shareholders, which included Software AG. Manfred Beckers, CEO of Fact, is convinced: “Together we can do much more for our customers with an even more comprehensive offering, tailored to your customer needs.”

Both companies will continue to operate independently in the market. An important message to customers: The existing business relationships and contact persons will remain unchanged.

Meeting customers’ needs – with geographical proximity and a joint product range
Both companies provide each other with access to their customers’ market segments and industries. “For Fact, the cooperation means new points of contact with banks and financial institutions, also internationally. ACTICO benefits from contacts in the investment and insurance sectors,” explains Hans-Jürgen Rieder, CEO of ACTICO.

The two fast-growing software houses share many years of experience in the fields of regulation, compliance, and capital investment management. Well-known banks and institutional investors count on the expertise of both companies as loyal customers. Cloud and platform technology, intelligent automation, and a modern, intuitive user experience are key common focal points in product development.

Geographically, too, both companies are anchoring themselves more deeply in the markets. Fact’s locations in Neuss and Frankfurt am Main give ACTICO new proximity to customers in the German financial sector. Fact will enter the Swiss banking world from ACTICO’s location on Lake Constance in the future.
Hans-Jürgen Rieder, CEO of ACTICO, is optimistic about the joint future: “The intensive exchange and close cooperation within the group will create a broader and better product portfolio – an expanded range of compliance and regulatory solutions.”

The companies’ respective product and service portfolios enhance customers’ solutions:
ACTICO provides credit risk and compliance management software solutions to banks, insurers, and financial service providers. Fact’s digital uncomplicators use innovative software and individual consulting to simplify and automate complex and time-consuming processes related to the administration, risk management, and publication requirements of capital investments. The combined strengths and competencies from a single source offer customers an interesting, expanded range of services and new growth opportunities for both companies.

“Building a Regulatory Champion”
Additional companies will join the duo of Fact and ACTICO under the ACTICO Group umbrella. “We are building ourselves into a Regulatory Champion. To achieve this, we are specifically looking for additional suitable companies,” explains Hans-Jürgen Rieder.