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Jul 16, 2019

Is blue sky compliance like the SEC or the IRS?

All fund compliance has risen to elevated levels within fund boards, and a recent hot topic has become state compliance, also known as blue sky laws.  This is due to obvious reasons– fees and penalties. 

Apr 15, 2019

Opportunity zones evolving regulations

Under the Opportunity Zone program, investors can defer tax on any prior gains by investing them in a qualified opportunity fund.

Jan 30, 2019

From insights to interventions: How to impact medication nonadherence

When patients don't take their medication as prescribed, it can lead to adverse health outcomes and increased costs. Alarmingly, 50% of patients are nonadherent at any given time1 causing up to $300 billion in waste per year.

Aug 16, 2018

5 ways to effectively manage trust accounts with CRM

Trust companies have significant responsibility as a fiduciary for trust accounts as well as being responsible for managing and protecting the assets of the trust. Trying to find ways for improving the scalability and operating efficiency of your trust company can seem like quite the undertaking.

Aug 13, 2018

DGHM consolidates five software programs into one

In 2004, DGHM migrated to SS&C Advent’s Axys from a previous portfolio accounting system. However, as the firm grew, the asset manager decided to take advantage of an opportunity to streamline and consolidate its portfolio and account management software programs with Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX).

Aug 9, 2018

“This is not a drill”: CCOs recount their SEC exam experience

What is it like to get a call from the SEC saying they are planning to visit your firm? During our recent webinar, “CCO Speaks – Insights from Recent SEC Examinations,” two Chief Compliance Officers from two different firms, joined Focus 1 Associates’ Toby Cochran, Managing Member and President and me to answer questions like these and more.

Apr 18, 2018

Understanding and preparing for GDPR

On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. There’s a fair amount to unpack with this new regulation; read on for a brief overview and how SS&C is preparing for GDPR.

Jan 12, 2018

The foundation of a successful CECL reserving process

Is it better to take a model or analytical approach to the current expected credit loss (CECL) standard? There are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches; some banks may find their sweet spot lies somewhere between the two. Find out the elements of a successful CECL reserving process and how you can prepare.