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Jul 14, 2021

Lead the commercial real estate pack in 2022 with intelligent automation

Although last year had some negative effects on all classes of commercial real estate (CRE), it has provided possibilities for innovative CRE companies to utilize technology to get ahead of the curve.

A national consulting company recently published an outlook for CRE, where it mentions how intelligent automation technology can help CRE companies improve their margins. Companies adding intelligent automation technology for operations, transformation and data automation will position themselves as leaders in the customer experience.

Jun 24, 2021

Minimize risk and reduce cost with intelligent automation

Today’s businesses increasingly rely on intelligent automation. Many companies are achieving their goals by turning to emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for help.

While both have received a lot of attention in the past, recent advances in processing technology are helping businesses show their work to customers in new and exciting ways.

Jun 17, 2021

The dawn of a new wave of internal models for Solvency II

At the onset of Solvency II, only a selected group of insurance and reinsurance undertakings—very unevenly distributed across European regions—went for an internal model approach. Five years have passed, during which the risk management culture has matured, with complex ERM systems being adopted by an increasing number of companies.

Jun 9, 2021

5 lessons learned from insurers migrating to modern investment technology

Our SS&C Singularity team has now helped more than 50 companies migrate to new investment technology using a variety of deployment models, including co-sourcing, full outsourcing and SaaS. Along the way, we’ve made some discoveries and learned a few lessons about how to support clients as they seek to modernize their investment infrastructure, increase revenue and reduce operating costs.

May 20, 2021

Actionable insights on corporate actions

Manual processes are slow and prone to errors, and those associated with corporate actions are no exception. Errors associated with corporate actions carry a lot of risk because the impact of an error cascades down to every stakeholder—agents, custodians, investors, broker/dealers and fund managers. In fact, error processing is the most common type of risk stemming from corporate actions, with disruption to communication and the flow of information either up or down the chain. The impact of these errors can come in the form of late payments, disruption to cash flow, poorly informed front-office trading decisions and ineffective corporate governance.

May 13, 2021

Moving to the cloud – it’s a risky business

Technology and IT management have become second nature for many financial firms. There is no shortage of anecdotes from the last decade where C-Suite executives anticipated the changes. One such CEO of a Tier 1 European Bank back in 2015 foretold, "In the future, we will be a software company.” Our view, as a software company, was that we felt confident that there would continue to be a greater reliance on IT infrastructure. The emphasis on infrastructure remains, although the business challenges are evolving.

Apr 29, 2021

Risk management and lessons learned from GameStop

The most important lesson to learn from the recent GameStop event is the importance of risk management. But the point is not to try to forecast such an event. For the most part, GameStop being selected by the public for this wave of buying was more or less a random event. There are thousands of stocks that could have experienced the same thing—in fact, there are large stock price swings every day, just with less volume and publicity. Regardless of whether you are an individual or a large mutual fund, knowing if you have a “GameStop Candidate” in your portfolio is critical.

Apr 15, 2021

Loan servicing, insurance & compliance at MBA CREF21

SS&C attended the first virtually-hosted Mortgage Bankers Association CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo. This year’s attendance required no travel planning and provided commercial mortgage lenders and servicers a great opportunity to network safely and remotely.

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