We have had an exhausting but successful few years, but we are far from tired: We have successfully implemented MiFID and the investment tax reform, and now the next exciting challenges are just around the corner.
For 35 years we have been living customer and market proximity every day anew, because it is our endeavor to pro-actively offer our customers the best solution, individually suited to their needs. Or to put it simply: We do not see ourselves as a service provider, but as a long-term partner. For us, success means achieving goals together!
Our focus continues to be on the expansion of our customer base and, of course, on the development of relationships with our existing customers. Through our innovative strength and continuous discussions with customers, prospects and market participants, we are constantly working on our answers to the requirements arising from the topics of digitalization, automation and the use of artificial intelligence.
In order to always be prepared for these requirements, we will continue to vigorously expand our strong team in 2019. In addition to the search for further top performers, we will be launching the "DIAMOS-YoungTalents" initiative from the summer. A training program in which we train young talents in the areas of administration, application development and finance & controlling to become future specialists.
But we are not only expanding our workforce - our products also continue to experience positive development. Our solution for investment account management, DIAMOS-D, remains the market-leading system solution. DIAMOS-F and DIAMOS-CeF are constantly evolving in response to increasing requirements, and our many specific modules are also being optimized and expanded. In line with digitization, we have created a completely new platform, DIAMOS-AI, to meet the need for a uniform system landscape.
I am sure that we will continue to write our success story. Furthermore, I am looking forward to meeting new interesting people, stimulating conversations and exciting developments! Of course, these developments require courage, but don't forget what one Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach said: "He who stops wanting to be better, stops being good".