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Jul 19, 2019

IMN West Real Estate CFO & COO Forum

On 16-17 May, the IMN West Real Estate CFO & COO Forum was hosted in Santa Monica, California, and professionals from SS&C’s Real Assets team were there offering insight as panelist participants in two separate sessions: technology and opportunity zones.

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. 

Jul 2, 2019

Five mistakes to avoid when implementing an SFTR solution

Following the release of the technical standards on Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) transaction reporting on 20th March, in-scope firms – including credit institutions and investment firms – will need to comply with reporting obligations that come into force on 13th April 2020.

Nov 19, 2018

Do virtual economists get virtual model validators?

In the novel on which the classic film Bladerunner is based, the prolific science fiction author Philip K. Dick asks whether androids dream of electric sheep. Perhaps in a science fiction universe, virtual economists could have their work validated by virtual model validators, have model risk managed by virtual CROs and have governance managed by a virtual board.  But here in this universe, under the current regulatory and legal framework, real live model validators must be used to validate models, real live CROs must be used to manage model risk, and real live boards must be used to provide governance.

May 1, 2018

SS&C gears up for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On May 25, 2018, the EU will begin enforcing a ground-breaking new regulation affecting the way personal information of EU citizens is managed, processed and protected.  SS&C is ready. Are you?

Dec 11, 2017

SEC releases expanded private fund statistics

The SEC recently published an expanded suite of Private Funds Statistics  derived from the Form PF and Form ADV filings.  These new statistics include additional information regarding hedge fund leverage as well as analysis on liquidity funds.

Oct 27, 2017

Insurers struggling with regulatory and accounting compliance – Part 2

 A recent SS&C survey of more than 145 insurance asset management professionals finds that as insurance firms invest in more complex securities, they struggle to manage data and meet regulatory reporting requirements. The survey finds data explosion to be one of the industry’s leading challenges. Global asset growth, escalating trading volumes, and increased reporting requirements have led to this explosion. Maintaining data is a major hurdle for firms as it needs to ...

Oct 19, 2017

Insurers struggling with regulatory and accounting compliance – Part 1

SS&C recently released the results of its 2017 Insurance Asset Management Technology Outlook survey, which polled more than 145 insurance asset management professionals globally. Here are some key findings: 1. Addressing local regulation and accounting standards is the leading operational challenge when it comes to firms’ expansion strategies According to the survey, insurers are becoming more comfortable with expanding their investment strategies; processing new ...

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