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Jul 22, 2020

Key challenges in transitioning from LIBOR to Risk Free Reference rate

The end of LIBOR is imminent and we are beginning to see significant volumes of new issuances of both derivatives and cash products referencing risk free reference rates (RFRs). The LIBOR transition period, which terminates at the end of December 2021, is designed for market participants to prepare themselves operationally, technologically and financially for the cessation of LIBOR. With less than one and a half years to go, there are still many questions regarding documentation, fallback language, standardization, term rates, spread application, lags/lookbacks, lockouts and more. Nevertheless, market participants must be able to accommodate both LIBOR and RFR-based transactions during the LIBOR transition period.

Jun 19, 2020

Solving alternatives: tackling the operations dilemma head on

To hear more about SS&C’s vision for the future state of alternative investment operations, watch out short video.

Jun 1, 2020

A view from Australia: Supporting members and partners during the COVID-19 crisis

Three of the most commonly used words right now are probably: “unprecedented,” “disruptive” and “extraordinary.”

An example of how these words are playing out in everyday life is the fact that Australians withdrew over $1.3 billion of superannuation in the first week of the new early release rules to help those suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  A total of 107 funds made early release payments.

May 12, 2020

5 Keys to Business Continuity Success in the New Normal

In these challenging times, businesses both large and small have made, and are continuing to make, adjustments to how they work on a daily basis. Through speedy work-from-home transitions and major process overhauls, SS&C AWD clients are continuing to maintain business-as-usual operations while providing the highest levels of customer service.

May 4, 2020

Future Super: The need to be flexible

As superannuation funds navigate a constantly evolving environment, they will need to be flexible, agile and resilient in both technology and operating models to remain competitive. Funds that are forward-thinking will succeed, while risk-averse funds with insular thinking are likely to fail.

Apr 1, 2020

Digital transformation in the Insurance industry: are you there?

The insurance industry is powered by vast and growing volumes of data and stands to benefit from eliminating the manual processes and workflows that other industries have already replaced.

Feb 10, 2020

The impact of Singapore’s Variable Capital Companies

Last year, we discussed how the fund management industry across the globe would feel the effects of Singapore’s 2018 legislation authorizing the creation of Variable Capital Companies (VCCs). Singapore was already a major center for fund management before the VCC legislation passed, and that presence is growing.

Jan 27, 2020

Front-end digitization: The first step in your digital transformation journey

In my last blog, I talked about digital transformation versus intelligent automation, and why it’s an “and” not an “or.” I also discussed the steps required for a successful digital transformation.

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