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Nov 4, 2022

Liquidity Risk Management: A Case for Broader Data & Model Integration

In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, researchers and institutional investors became more interested in liquidity risk modeling at large. As market and funding liquidity assessment have now become key requirements for major regulatory bodies, fund managers and risk specialists have sought to integrate liquidity risk analysis into their daily operations.

Nov 1, 2022

Reimagining Investment Operations with Users in Mind

Technology is advancing at an accelerating pace, and asset managers using older operational infrastructure or piecemeal solutions are having a harder and harder time keeping up—if they’re able to keep up at all. Firms that continue to work in operational siloes with a patchwork of legacy systems are in danger of falling behind and becoming unable to meet regulations and customer expectations. Investing in technology is the logical choice to advance a business, but how do you choose a solution that pays you back in cost savings and efficiency gains?

Sep 7, 2022

6 Ways Advanced Investment Tools Aid Employee Retention, Satisfaction

Investment operations staff keep wealth and money management firms humming. They handle the sometimes mundane, frequently arduous and always critical tasks that reconcile trades, balance the books, capture performance and ensure compliance (just to name a few areas). In the age of the so-called Great Resignation, it’s especially important to give the staff reasons to stick around; one way is by giving them tools and technology that help them to work efficiently, advance their skills and gain opportunities to add more value to your firm.

Sep 1, 2022

Advancing Asset Management: 6 Musts for a Modern Operations Platform

Most asset managers would agree that high-performance technology infrastructure is essential for optimizing efficiency, controlling operating costs and moving a business forward. In today’s complex, fast-paced marketplace, it is also a competitive necessity—potentially a big differentiator in enabling firms to operate efficiently across the investment management ecosystem and deliver a friction-free client experience. In its recent report on “The Future of Asset Management,” consulting firm Accenture said, “The asset management landscape seems to be evolving faster than firms’ ability to operationally adapt, putting pressure on firms to implement flexible, scalable operations and technology.”

Jan 10, 2022

SS&C Wins Two Categories in WatersTechnology Awards

SS&C was recently recognized by WatersTechnology in the Buy-Side Technology Awards, winning two of the 37 categories. WatersTechnology selected SS&C Sylvan as Best buy-side performance measurement and attribution product, and SS&C Advent Outsourcing Services (AOS) took home the award for Best outsourcing provider to the buy side.

May 3, 2021

Why it makes sense to outsource client reporting operations

The events of 2020 drove an uptick in outsourcing operations across the investment management industry—and for good reason. Most firms were suddenly working with a distributed workforce on a scale and duration never seen before. This new operational model came by force and with little time to prepare. Firms coped with the changes remarkably well, but many realized outsourcing aspects of their operational model, from the back office all the way to the front, would help them survive the current challenges and thrive in the future. 

Apr 15, 2021

Investment flexibility & front-office decision making with a sound back office

As insurance investment portfolios have become increasingly complex, global and diversified, batch-based processing models and legacy platforms struggle to keep pace with investment decisions being made across multiple markets, time zones and public/private assets. Legacy technologies, infrastructures, and processes are causing insurers to manage investment portfolio allocations and diversification based on stale and incomplete portfolio data that may be a day or more old.

Apr 14, 2021

Exploring the opportunities and challenges in hybrid funds

Hybrid funds have emerged as an increasingly popular way to satisfy investor demand for diversification resulting in exceptional returns. These vehicles are designed to focus primarily (but not exclusively) on illiquid investments through a blend of the longer-term investment strategies of closed-end private equity funds and the trading and hedging strategies of open-end hedge funds. This offers investors exposure to a wide variety of asset types, affording greater flexibility in liquidity options.

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