We’ve experienced what worked but more importantly, what didn’t

We’ve worked with most of the leading vendor platforms and found them either too complex, too expensive or difficult to extend. We took a step back and started again with an innovative, client centered approach. Here's what sets us apart:


Simplicity and Design

This is a core tenet of Glide from the intuitive user interface to the simple API functions.


Cloud-based technology

We started in the cloud, it wasn’t an after-thought and it means you can access your data from anywhere.


Open and extensible

Create and extend the core features of Glide. Make it yours.



Run by tech experts, backed by leaders in finance


Jon Hodges


Jon has worked in financial software development for over 10 years. He initially worked on auto-trading systems specialising in FIX protocol and order book management. Later he moved onto the buy-side working with more complex derivatives including Credit Derivatives (CDO’s, CDS) and Fixed Income (Bonds, Repos, ABS, MBS) before founding Alphakinetic in 2009.

Tony Roberts


With software development experience ranging from hedge funds, sell side institutions, systematic trading, the games industry and running his own successful software company, Tony knows what it takes to deliver exceptional software. Since joining AlphaKinetic in 2015 he has been pushing the Glide platform forward to give users the best experience possible.



Adding the financial expertise and power of Virtus Partners

In April 2017, Alphakinetic was acquired by Virtus Partners Holdings, LLC which allows us to bring the expertise of Virtus Partners and their reliable compliance engine to Glide. Making a great system even better.

Virtus provides a comprehensive, integrated suite of front, middle, and back office products and services for alternative assets. Its global offering extends across collateral administration services for structured transactions, middle office outsourcing, syndicated loan data, fund administration, loan agency, and settlements. Today, the company administers over $300 billion in global assets across its platform.

“By combining the Virtus Partners managed services platform with Alphakinetic’s Glide software, we can provide credit managers with a turnkey cloud-based credit platform. This combination is a major step forward for the credit markets; we are now able to provide a fully integrated platform that covers all aspects of trading from trade order management to clearing for buyside clients. It is transformative.”
Kelly Faykus, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Virtus


Join us and help to continue building true innovation in risk and fund management

We’re looking for passionate thinkers and doers to join our agile team. People with a drive to innovate and know that there is always a better solution than sticking to outdated legacy systems or lazy workarounds. If you have strong technical skills and thrive in an entrepreneurial culture, we are looking forward to hearing from you.


Multiple award nominations and a Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business alumni

Most Innovative Technology Solution (2016 HFM European Technology Awards Shortlist)
Best IT Consultancy Service (2016 HFM European Technology Awards Shortlist)
Most innovative technology solution for small and start-up firms (2015 HFM European Technology Awards Shortlist)
Best IT Consultancy Service (2015 HFM European Technology Awards Shortlist)

Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses Alumni