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Aug 4, 2021

Transforming the retail alternative space with SS&C Lyric

In the retail alternatives market, technology is essential to delivering a client experience that attracts customers and earns their loyalty. It’s also vital for creating more transparent, efficient operations to support increased growth. Yet, no solution exists today that digitizes the entire subscription process, simplifies the client experience and provides transparency throughout—until now.

Aug 3, 2021

The operational landscape through the lens of the COO

For most industries, operations has irrevocably changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The asset management industry is no different. Deeply held norms, such as how, when and where work is performed were shattered. What it means to deliver excellent service and drive change took on new meaning and fortitude. The pandemic also reinforced the importance of an effective COO function. Without one, a firm didn’t function.

Aug 2, 2021

Showing performance advantages through active tax management strategies

Investment in US exchange-traded funds (ETFs) broke new records in 2020, with inflows exceeding $500 billion for the first time and topping the previous year’s record by 55%. Last year’s advance capped more than a decade of steady growth for passive mutual funds and ETFs, many built to track indices. Much of that growth came at the expense of actively managed mutual funds, which saw outflows virtually equivalent to passive fund inflows over the same period.

Jul 30, 2021

Five things that advisors want from model portfolio providers

Nearly 8 in 10 financial advisors use model portfolios according to our recent survey of financial advisors, conducted in association with Horsesmouth. Of those that use model portfolios, 75% do so because using model portfolios helps them to provide better service to their customers or because using models gives them more time to build their businesses and interact with clients. For asset managers who provide models, this contingent of advisors is important. They represent nearly 71% of assets among advisor practices that use models.

Jul 29, 2021

To get in on the Great Wealth Transfer, advisors need the right tools

Younger generations are poised to inherit a significant amount of wealth over the next two to three decades from their aging relatives—some $68 trillion is estimated in the U.S. The so-called Great Wealth Transfer represents an excellent opportunity for wealth managers to attract new assets.  

Jul 22, 2021

Trillions of dollars at stake: don’t overlook the Great Wealth Transfer

In the decades ahead, the world will experience a significant change in demographics and finances as older individuals transfer large amounts of accumulated wealth to younger generations. In the U.S. alone, some $68 trillion in assets is estimated to be at stake. The Great Wealth Transfer, as it is nicknamed, presents a make-or-break opportunity for wealth management firms. Firms need to be proactive to make their offerings attractive to younger generations and create tailored solutions to meet their unique needs.

Jun 28, 2021

Introducing SS&C Lyric. Bold. Ambitious. Now.

SS&C is often known for growth through acquisition, but this really only tells part of the story. In 2020, SS&C spent over $471 million on research and development, and we count among our colleagues some of the top software developers across the world. As a technology house, we drive not only new solutions for our clients, but also move the dial for the financial services industry as a whole.

Jun 9, 2021

Operational data: a treasure trove of business insights firms may be overlooking

Firms have long leveraged their operational data to drive back-office performance. Whether it’s higher productivity and quality, better workforce planning and scheduling, or greater efficiencies and workflows, firms turn to their operational data to help improve their back-office processes.

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