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Jul 6, 2020

Opportunities in European last-mile logistics

As customers adjusted to pandemic mitigation measures, online orders from western Europe across all retail segments jumped as much as 80% in the first two weeks of April 2020 as compared to the previous year. Experts think these buying habits may become permanent, as the range of products consumers are buying online has expanded to include essentials like groceries and over-the-counter medication.

Jun 18, 2020

Middle office NAV oversight: Independent fee calculation and validation for hedge and UCITS funds

Investors expect fund managers to maintain proper oversight for all outsourced services, including calculation of Net Asset Value (NAV). Management and performance fees are critical components to NAV calculation, and investors would benefit from independent, unbiased fee verification.

Jun 5, 2020

Coronavirus and the private capital market; the role of "what" and "where"—part two

SS&C has had virtual conversations with several leading private capital companies, limited partners and industry stakeholders to gain insight into how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting them now and what they see coming next. In our first post in this series, we focused on high-level observations and predictions. In this post, we will drill down into the different investment strategies and how these strategies are affected by COVID-19 and government intervention.  

May 28, 2020

Pension funds: the infrastructure opportunity

As economies around the world begin to switch back on, it’s time for pension funds to shift focus from short-term cash commitments to seizing the longer term, inflation-hedged infrastructure opportunities.

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.

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.

Jan 23, 2020

The forthcoming enhanced Irish investment limited partnership: the choice of an attractive vehicle for Irish regulated funds and private equity funds promoters

The investment limited partnership (“ILP”) is a regulated common-law partnership structure used specifically for investment in a collective investment fund. Regulated ILPs were made available in Ireland under the Investment Limited Partnership Act 1994.

Jan 13, 2020

Digital Transformation vs. Intelligent Automation: Why it’s an “and,” not an “or”

By definition, digital transformation takes place when business processes are brought together and aligned with contemporary automation technology across an organization. Workflows become more streamlined, faster, optimized and less risky. That means tasks aren’t siloed, department-specific or done manually any longer. 

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