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Feb 22, 2022

Outsourcing Retirement Plan Recordkeeping and Servicing

Retirement plan providers are outsourcing their recordkeeping platforms and servicing operations to address increasing competitive pressure, changing customer expectations and high technology costs. Outsourcing also allows plans to overcome challenges like finding and retaining IT talent, maintaining legacy systems, meeting new regulatory changes as they arise, and overcoming the fee compression that stems from higher sponsor demands without increasing pricing.

Feb 15, 2022

SEC Proposes More Transparency for Private Funds: Outsourcing May Help

The SEC has proposed new regulations that would require private funds to disclose to their investors—in standard formats and at standard frequencies—more information than ever required previously. This information includes fund performance figures, fees and expenses, as well as compensation details. Funds would also be required to undergo an annual financial statement audit.

Nov 30, 2021

Gaining Value, Reducing Risk with Automated Investment Reconciliation

Every day, investment and wealth managers face multiple risks: competitive, market, regulatory, geopolitical, inflationary, credit and so on. They have enough risk on their investing plates without a side of operational risk added to the mix.

Sep 14, 2021

An advisor’s view: Choosing a series trust over a stand-alone trust

We recently sat down with Jeff Hakala, CPA, CFA, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer at Clarkston Capital, and David W. Rumph, CPA, Director of Institutional Operations, Marketing & Strategy for Clarkston Capital to discuss their experiences selecting a series trust partner. Clarkston Capital Partners, LLC was looking for an efficient—and comprehensive—solution.

Aug 27, 2021

Clients share their experiences with investment operations managed services

Many asset managers are revisiting the option to have third-party experts manage some or all of their investment operations through outsourced or co-sourced managed services; the market is expected to grow by 7% annually through 2024.

Jul 23, 2021

Superannuation modernization: should you outsource?

To stay competitive, many superannuation funds are choosing to either outsource their registry platform and servicing operations, or reevaluate their already outsourced administration service provider’s technology and services. As funds modernize their operations, they face obstacles like disparate legacy systems, high expectations from members, and a complicated web of regulations.

Apr 12, 2021

Energy Outsourcing: The missing link in your quest for the new normal

According to a McKinsey & Company survey, cost management, growth and digital capabilities are three top priorities in both business units and corporate centers as they focus on tackling economic uncertainty. In an effort to reduce costs and still show growth, companies are establishing strategies to define a new normal. Outsourcing is a business strategy that includes transferring work from a company’s employees to an external party. Many companies outsource their services and the creation of goods with the goal of decreasing costs such as employees, overhead, equipment and technology.

Mar 15, 2021

Is your firm returning to the office? Insights & practical ideas for success

Dogs barking, kids fighting in the background, phones ringing while you’re on video conference calls, the joy of getting booted unexpectedly from a Zoom call in the middle of speaking. Life happens when working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Work dynamics have certainly shifted from a year ago, and they’ll shift again as companies return to the office. The transition begs a host of questions and considerations for returning. What will working in the office look like? Who will come back? How can companies best support the transition to a post-pandemic workforce? How should leaders prepare?

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