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Nov 17, 2022

Managing Fund Documents with Next-Generation Technology

Asset allocators, whether they invest in hedge funds, private equity, or other managed accounts and comingled funds, have to process a massive number of documents as a byproduct of those investments. Portfolios with 100 private investments receive an average of 4,000 documents annually from fund managers, including transaction and capital call notices, valuation statements and financial statements. These documents need to be immediately categorized and sorted, with their information captured and made accessible as needed. Manually processing these documents—a time-consuming endeavor that carries substantial risk for errors—is a major roadblock to producing a consolidated view of portfolio holdings.

Nov 4, 2022

Liquidity Risk Management: A Case for Broader Data & Model Integration

In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, researchers and institutional investors became more interested in liquidity risk modeling at large. As market and funding liquidity assessment have now become key requirements for major regulatory bodies, fund managers and risk specialists have sought to integrate liquidity risk analysis into their daily operations.

Nov 1, 2022

Evaluating Vendor Selection: Fixed Income Study 2022

This benchmark study helps firms to assess pricing sources in support of their vendor selection and due diligence processes. This year we are pleased to add the MarkitAxess pricing service to the set of fixed income evaluations providers profiled. 

Oct 31, 2022

Challenges of Managing Voluntary Corporate Actions

Managing voluntary corporate actions (VCAs) has many challenges, as we covered in our "Middle Office Series - ​Voluntary Corporate Actions" podcast. Processing these corporate actions is operationally risky; if events are missed or elections are submitted late or incorrectly, the consequences can be costly—some institutions have experienced losses in the millions of dollars.

Oct 26, 2022

Gaining Operational Efficiency With Effective Treasury Management

As part of our middle-office podcast series, we hosted a podcast to discuss what clients need in a treasury management platform, and how incorporating real-time data and a range of middle-office operational services into the solution can help optimize returns.

Oct 19, 2022

AI & Robotics: Transforming Modern Business Processes

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics in businesses is increasing rapidly and it’s transforming operations in modern business processes. These technologies have already proved themselves with the advancement in self-driving cars, virtual assistants, machine learning concepts and more.

Sep 26, 2022

Willow Tree: Risk Modeling for RFR under LIBOR

As financial markets transition from IBOR to SOFR, new valuation methodologies are emerging to replace the ones used to model forward-looking rates. For banks and asset managers using tree valuation to price interest rate contracts, especially those with early termination right by either holder and/or issuer, the Willow Tree method can relieve some of the challenges presented by other models.

Sep 23, 2022

What to Look for in a Trade Matching Service Provider

We recently hosted a podcast to discuss the tools investment managers need for an efficient trade matching process, as well as how to respond to changing regulations and what to look for in a service provider.

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