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Dec 30, 2020

Top blog posts of 2020: The year in review

2020 has been memorable, to say the least. As we reflect on all we have learned over the past 12 months, we invite you to read some of our most popular blog entries, presented here in chronological order.

Nov 18, 2020

Driving success from within an organization, despite indefinite remote work

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, it was undeniable that the world was going through a technological revolution. The impact of this disease has caused an abrupt acceleration in the need to operate in a paperless, contactless world. At SS&C, we have found success in focusing on four main dimensions—Policy, Process, Platform and People as highlighted in a recent video produced by AIMA.

Nov 17, 2020

How transfer agents are pivoting amid new business realities

Since March, a lot has been blamed on COVID-19 as it has impacted most aspects of society, politics, economics and business. However, there is also radical improvement underway as firms pivot how they operate to thrive in this new normal and beyond.

Oct 26, 2020

Navigating CECL in the COVID-19 world: lessons and challenges

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) held its National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions virtually, on Sept. 14-16, 2020. SS&C Primatics was once again honored to be a Silver Sponsor and to have participated in the speaker series as subject matter experts on CECL. Respected industry thought leaders discussed the key areas of focus at this year’s conference, the current expected credit loss (CECL) model under ASC 326, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses, and the impact of the pandemic.

Oct 2, 2020

Open ended funds: changes and opportunities—what are we learning in this market correction?

In the last decade, the popularity of open ended funds has grown. We have seen many of our real assets clients launch such funds in recent years. One of the attributes investors appreciate is the diversity of property types. However, in recent years, we’ve seen the Internet of Things have an impact on various property types. The transition to online shopping, for example, has had an obvious effect on the retail sector.

Sep 28, 2020

Hedge fund administration – past, present and future

The hedge fund industry has adapted to many changes over the years—from new regulations to the massive shift to work-from-home operations in the spring of 2020. In a new whitepaper, we examine the factors that have enabled hedge fund managers to keep pace with those changes and rise above the competition.

Sep 4, 2020

Infrastructure investing: mind the gap!

Despite financial and political risks and the COVID-19 pandemic, the appetite for Infrastructure Investing continues to rise. Increasing population, aging transportation, outdated data centers and the availability of more efficient green technologies highlights the need for infrastructure investment. Healthy infrastructure has a huge impact on global communities’ ability to thrive and for local economies to prosper.  While it seems that managers have been successful in raising funds, deployment has been slow for many managers.   

Sep 1, 2020

Are you prepared to quickly respond to bank acquisition opportunities?

One of the biggest impacts of COVID-19 has been on the banking sector, as indicated by the increased level of provisions for loan losses recorded in the first two quarters of 2020. Bank executives that were successful acquirers during the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008 and those looking to build franchise value are beginning to prepare for the potential to become active acquirers once again.

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