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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 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 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.

May 22, 2020

CARES Act tax impacts and relief - The latest tax provisions and how they are impacting the financial industry

Recently, the Treasury Department and IRS extended several deadlines, including the federal income tax filing due date, which was extended to July 15th. Employers are allowed a deferral of the employee portion of Social Security tax from the end of March through December 31st, 2020. The Medicare portion is unchanged. Participation in the Payroll Protection Program may affect eligibility for certain relief measures.

May 20, 2020

Resource constraints and relief amidst the pandemic

Given current conditions, many organizations are facing new or amplified challenges with operating efficiently.  COVID-19 has forced businesses to work remotely, and they have now found themselves struggling to keep up with resourcing, internal communication and automation.  In the early stages of the pandemic, clients had experienced significant spikes in trade volumes, collateral calls and wires activity that posed operational challenges.

May 15, 2020

The Cayman Islands Private Funds Law 2020: an overview of the latest changes

Global regulation surrounding the alternative investment industry continues to evolve. Private fund jurisdictions have expanded requirements by adopting legislation that requires private funds, which have previously been exempt from registration, to be subject to additional compliance and registration requirements similar to those currently in place for open-ended structures. There are, however, differences specific to private funds.

May 15, 2020

Regulatory challenges and relief amidst market volatility caused by COVID-19

There have been several changes to industry regulations that can help better position firms in a post-COVID-19 environment. Recently, we asked a panel of SS&C experts to discuss these changes facing the financial industry. While firms have universally shifted to a remote, work-from-home model, our experts outline potential regulatory impacts.  

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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