UK-listed StatPro’s South African office and its acquisition, Infovest, have moved into larger, shared premises in Cape Town’s Mowbray area, bringing the two teams closer together for better service delivery and more collaborative innovation.
The acquisition of the remaining shares in Infovest Consulting (Pty) Ltd, early in 2018, aligned with StatPro’s portfolio of performance, attribution and risk solutions, to offer clients additional products in the field of data warehousing and post trade compliance.
Ian Rivett, Chief Operating Officer, says the companies needed a shared space designed to foster closer teamwork and collaborative customer engagement, as well as giving the companies room to grow. “Putting the teams together means we can achieve a lot more synergies in product development and client discussions which in turn will drive product innovation and a holistic solution centred approach for our clients,” he says.
The new home to over 65 staff is central for employees and does away with the headache of traffic they experienced at their old premises in the Waterfront. Aligning with StatPro’s international branding, the bright and open new space has a South African flair too, with doors wrapped in images of local icons like Madiba, Helen Suzman, Desmond Tutu, Baby Jake Matlala, Ruth First and Dullah Omar.
“The staff have a really positive feeling about the new space,” says Rivett. This may be in part due to the modern new canteen and breakout area, complete with table tennis, TV’s, a foosball table and a popcorn machine.
For customers, the new office offers an innovative, modern space where they can engage with StatPro and Infovest team members at the same time, or simply enjoy Friday afternoon down time with the teams.
Customers can look forward to a roof wetting in the new space soon, says Rivett.