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Jan 20, 2021

The next big shift—acquisitions to loans

Over the past three or four years, there has been a shift from acquisitions to lending among real assets investors. Commercial real estate prices increased starting in 2008 when acquisitions of both residential and commercial real estate were quite high.  The shift from acquisitions to lending to real asset owners/investors in need of capital is fast becoming a new trend. Lenders are able to earn on the interest of the loans rather than commit to an asset—particularly commercial which has seen a drop in value. That drop has been most dramatic during the pandemic, although the decline was beginning prior to March 2020. Investors who may have diminishing values in their real estate portfolio can turn to private capital to provide needed liquidity—particularly during the recent volatility in the market. 

Dec 9, 2020

Three factors driving the global advice gap

Across the globe, there is an advice gap where a significant proportion of the population does not have access to or feels that they can afford financial advice.

Three main reasons for this include perceived high cost, the method used to deliver advice, and consumer perceptions.

Nov 12, 2020

SS&C Leading Fund Administrator in Asia-Pacific-Focused for Private Capital Funds

Preqin has named SS&C GlobeOp the #1 fund administrator by number of known Asia-Pacific-focused private capital funds serviced. In the wake of continued growth in the region over the past three years, the rankings recognize the most active service providers supporting the private capital industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

Nov 11, 2020

Survey: New digital tools needed to engage superannuation fund members

SS&C recently conducted a Superannuation Stealth Survey to measure members’ perceptions of digital tools and communication channels. Our research found that there is a huge opportunity for Australian superannuation funds to deliver more engaging communications and gain a competitive advantage in retention through new technology.

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.

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