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Oct 15, 2021

Choosing the right hedge fund partner

Launching a hedge fund involves planning for operations as well as overall strategy. A strong operational setup positions you to get up and running smoothly and ready to start growing. One option to launch quickly is to partner with a front-to-back solution, but how do you choose the right provider for your needs?

Sep 21, 2021

Five steps to success through intelligent automation

The new SS&C Intelligent Automation Maturity Model provides a roadmap to companies to fully leverage emerging technologies and to establish the organizational structures to support continual innovation and evolution. The model is built on top of our experience of more than 30 years of providing technology and consulting services to hundreds of customers with a particular emphasis on those in complex, regulated industries, such as financial services, insurance and healthcare.

Aug 23, 2021

Choosing the right remediation partner

In a recent blog in this series, we previously discussed the importance of an effective response to planned and unplanned events for banks and insurers. Planning for disruptive events is also important for asset management operations, where an occasional mistake or event has a widespread financial impact on investors. In particular, there are some challenges and complexities that are specific to remediation.

Aug 16, 2021

Cybersecurity for superannuation funds: Minimizing risk

The business world is experiencing increasing occurrences of phishing and cyber-attacks. Australian superannuation funds, as particularly vulnerable targets, must prioritize cybersecurity measures and policies to anticipate and prevent potential threats.

Aug 12, 2021

Navigating the complexities of 18f-4 compliance

Last year as capital markets shifted across the globe, it became clear that stronger risk management is needed to protect investors. With equity markets seeing deep downside and extreme volatility, the use of derivatives would either become a safe haven for the hedges they provided, or a curse for those who were using them for leverage and got caught on the wrong side. 

Jul 9, 2021

A late revival of counterparty credit risk modeling

Counterparty Credit Risk (CCR) modeling became popular in the early 2000s as B2 entered into its final phase. Many banks rushed to develop their own approaches or acquire third-party vendor solutions for counterparty credit risk exposure measuring and management. 

Jun 16, 2021

Employee Trade Monitoring is Important During Extreme Market Volatility

It has been widely reported that retail investing has been booming, fueled by a combination of “Reddit meme stocks” and use of stimulus money by first-time investors. There have been well documented cases of employees at broker-dealer and investment advisory firms being distracted by the gamification of the stock market and the use of apps that have made access to markets easier than ever.

May 21, 2021

ETFs: a case for “look-through” data in risk management and beyond

For more than 25 years, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have transformed the global investment landscape. Born out of US equity market efficiency assumptions and computer advancements, these low-cost investment vehicles are found today in many institutional portfolios. Investors use ETF products well beyond original US equity bounds. These liquid beta instruments seek to replicate performances of international equity indices, commodity indicators and selected fixed-income universes. Considering the continuous growth in assets allocated to ETFs—ESG-tilted ones in particular—this blog looks at some analytics consequences on institutional investors’ asset allocation and risk management processes.

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