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Apr 19, 2021

A-tisket, a-tasket, a custom ETF basket—passive, active & semi-transparent

In September 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Rule 6c-11 under the 1940 Act, which will allow most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to operate without the expense and delay of obtaining an exemptive order. The new rule provides greater flexibility to all issuers looking to launch new products filed as open-end funds in a streamlined approval process with a quicker time to come to the market. The new rule applies to both index-based and actively managed transparent ETFs. This rule cannot be applied to leveraged/inverse ETFs, unit investment trusts, master-feeder funds or share class ETFs.  

Mar 25, 2021

Cost-effectively growing assets with digital engagement

It is hard to believe that it has been an entire year since the COVID-19 pandemic forced asset managers fully into the realm of virtual selling with a heightened focus on digital engagement. Some firms were better prepared for this transition than others. But overall, asset managers managed to pivot quickly and flourish amid the unprecedented environment of uncertainty.

Mar 5, 2021

Digital distribution experience: where operations meet sales and marketing

This is an exciting time to be part of SS&C, both for employees and our clients—especially for the wealth management and asset management sides of the financial services industry. Our traditional business of record keeping and transfer agency-related services is quickly evolving as we recognize our clients’ work every day to grow and retain assets. We want to partner with them (you) to do just that, as we future-proof our offerings and honor our commitment to the industry. We will do so while keeping modern and secure digital capabilities at the forefront.

Feb 11, 2021

Innovation – Providing certainty in an uncertain world

We have written extensively about the importance of asset managers’ ability to provide products that are unique and differentiated. This is likely to be especially true as we begin 2021, a year that will probably continue to be characterized by a high degree of uncertainty, which may weigh heavily on investors and their advisors. 

Dec 16, 2020

What changes are asset managers planning to make to wholesaler compensation?

Most asset managers recognize that their current compensation schemes are outdated.  Gross sales commissions do not adequately reflect the health of the business and are falling out of favor as the driving metric for sales success.  In addition, the past few months have seen a catalyst in advisor interest in—and even demand for—remote engagements with asset manager sales teams, which have highlighted that the metrics used to evaluate activity must also change.  Our recent survey shows 56% of asset managers are considering changes to their compensation structures and nearly every asset manager is rethinking how to measure sales success. 

Apr 1, 2020

Digital transformation in the Insurance industry: are you there?

The insurance industry is powered by vast and growing volumes of data and stands to benefit from eliminating the manual processes and workflows that other industries have already replaced.

Dec 30, 2019

Top blog posts of 2019

As we wrap up 2019, we invite you to join us in looking back at our most-read blog posts from this past year. In chronological order, here’s the list for 2019. We look forward to sharing more content and more conversations in 2020. Happy New Year!

Jul 26, 2019

Is your content strategy delivering business impact?

Do you know if your content strategy is delivering business results? When we asked chief marketing officers what their top challenges were to implementing their content strategies, their responses revealed that they weren’t sure. Content teams are creating too much unused content, aren’t able to create timely content, and don’t know which content is effective. With more than $1 of every $10 marketing dollars spent on content development and production, it’s essential to know what return you are getting on your investment.

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