PlanPlus, a Toronto-based investment and financial planning software company, and FinaMetrica, an Australia-based company specialized in financial risk tolerance measurement tools, announced Aug. 7 that they have merged. The merger took effect as of August 1.

They will now be called PlanPlus Global, however the two brands will continue to offer products separately. The two companies had already been working in collaboration for over a decade before the merger.

12,000 users globally

“We believe we are the first truly world class provider of professional advice solutions for enterprises and individual planners,” says Shawn Brayman, founder and CEO of PlanPlus. “Our products range from the world's most respected psychometric risk tolerance profiler to a goal-based robo adviser to comprehensive financial planning, all in several languages with more than 12,000 users in dozens of countries.”

“Our products complement each other and we share a common commitment to delivering financial systems that prioritize client’s best interests,” says Paul Resnik, co-founder of FinaMetrica. “Meanwhile, we both have global businesses serving the corporate market and individual advisors. The merger comes at just the right time for us to meet the market’s demands for an affordable, scalable and defensible advice solution that can be applied internationally across platforms, channels and borders.”

Geoff Davey leaving the business

Brayman, founder of PlanPlus, is PlanPlus Global’s CEO. Resnik, co-founder of FinaMetrica, is now Director of Global Markets. Meanwhile, the other co-founder of FinaMetrica, Geoff Davey, will be leaving the business after having retired from executive roles in 2015.

All employees from PlanPlus and FinaMetrica will continue on with the new company, while Sydney, Australia, where FinaMetrica was based, has now been added to the five PlanPlus offices cities around the world. PlanPlus Global serves customers in over 30 countries, including Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, India, Germany, South Africa, and Malaysia.