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Oct 17, 2019

Benchmarking team synergies: how operations is involved in the allocation/investment process

Asset allocators face a major challenge when it comes to tracking and reporting investments and underlying holdings across a variety of asset classes. A consolidated view of all fund investments addresses this challenge.

Oct 16, 2019

Internal Rate of Return vs. Time Weighted Returns

In a recently published whitepaper, SS&C provided insight into the increased popularity of open-end funds. There may be nuances asset managers are not familiar with given their closed-end fund focus—especially their comfort with the prevailing performance measurement tool, Time Weighted Returns (TWRs).

Sep 30, 2019

The power of raising capital by digitizing your investor onboarding experience

SS&C’s e-Investor solution is designed to minimize the error rate of documents submitted by investors, which our research shows can be as high as 80%. Reducing that error rate is especially important during the onboarding process.

Sep 13, 2019

Resident Money Market and Investment Funds return (“MMIF”)

The drive for better trade transparency led to the introduction of the MMIF reporting in 2014, which aims to capture a comprehensive overview of all transactions and positions of funds. The submission must be made on a quarterly basis for all Undertakings for the Collective Investment of Transferable Securities (UCITS) and hedge funds resident in the Republic of Ireland. 

Sep 12, 2019

Commercial real estate managers adopt innovative back office accounting services

Property, asset and portfolio managers are beginning to realize the numerous benefits of contracting out core business processes that have traditionally been performed in-house. Outsourcing front-office operations, such as leasing, isn’t a new phenomenon in the real estate management industry.

Sep 5, 2019

Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference and Opportunity Zone Funds

SS&C Real Assets team members attended the “Diversity in Commercial Real Estate Conference” on July 26th & 27th at Columbia University. This event hosted thought leadership panels where some of the topics included real estate private equity, finance, and development & investing, and most attendees turned their attention to Opportunity Zones.

Sep 3, 2019

Mastering the operational challenges of hybrid funds

Hybrid funds emerged from the turmoil of the 2008 financial crisis, when hedge funds experienced a huge amount of redemptions and disorderly liquidations. Hybrid funds share characteristics with both hedge and PE/real asset funds.

Aug 14, 2019

Potential models for a global transfer agency

As operational, legal, regulatory and other differences create obstacles for fund managers with global fund families, proposed models for a global transfer agency service offer a future with comprehensive, consolidated and up-to-date information about fund holdings and activities; a consistent level of service across the globe; and un-intermediated digital relationships with investors.

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