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Jan 8, 2020

Foreign demand for US debt and TIC reporting

Historically, U.S. debt has been one of the most liquid investments in the world, making it a safe option during times of uncertainty. This has made U.S. Treasuries an attractive investment to foreign investors looking for stable, relatively risk-free, positive returns.

Aug 19, 2019

ESG investing: trends and challenges

ESG investing consists of investing in ways that promote sustainable investments made with the intention of generating measurable social and environmental impact alongside financial returns.

Aug 10, 2017

SS&C Deliver 2017: panels and presentations for alternative investments

SS&C Deliver 2017 is coming up fast! Taking place September 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, we’re featuring more content than ever before. For our SS&C GlobeOp clients, the session and speaker line-up offers an insightful track tailored around alternative investments, critical regulations, and our new solutions. Here is just a sampling of sessions. Highlights for our Alternatives clients: An Update on SS&C's Regulatory Services – This session will provide a look ...

Aug 9, 2017

SS&C survey reveals private equity firms focused on operational efficiency, governance, and transparency ā€“ Part 2

In part 1 of this series, we talked about how today’s private equity firms are increasingly focused on transparency and the current regulatory environment. Here, we examine what respondents say about asset class growth. As asset classes continue to grow, 40 percent of respondents predict that credit and 35 percent predict that buyout/VC will be the top investment strategies spurring private equity growth in the year ahead. As an influx of capital lifts the overall ...

Aug 1, 2017

Private equity study reveals firms increasingly focused on operational efficiency, governance, and transparency ā€“ Part 1

A recent SS&C survey of private equity professionals (SS&C customers) and 2017 SuperReturn international conference attendees shows an increased focus on private equity operational efficiency. The data reveals that 88 percent of respondents reported being more operationally focused today compared to three years ago. The reasons behind this are varied, but ultimately map back to protecting investor interests. Here are some of the findings: Investor Demand for ...

Jul 24, 2017

SS&Cā€™s CORE reporting to help with the challenges of new SEC Modernization requirements

As the main regulator of the investment management industry, the SEC continues to identify opportunities to modernize and enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by registered investment companies. Along these lines, the SEC recently voted to adopt changes which modernize the current reporting regime to address the risks in the asset management industry, improve the quality of the data provided to investors and help the SEC collect and analyze data more ...

Jul 10, 2017

EMIR Changes: How do they affect you?

Since 2014, The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) transaction reporting implementation has been wrought with difficulties. While the industry looks at the current data quality issues, European regulators are requesting more granularities on the transaction reporting. The European Commission has published revised regulatory technical standards (RTS) and implementing technical standards (ITS) on reporting under Article 9 of EMIR. In addition, the European ...

Jun 7, 2017

AIFMD II: What should we expect? ā€“ Part 2

European policymakers have to deal with Brexit and its implications, and this naturally supersedes AIFMD II. It is believed that an AIFMD market study (due to report mid-2018) has already been put out for tender by the European Commission (EC). This would delay any AIFMD II proceedings. The UK’s non-participation in future AIFMD discussions will be most notable when third countries apply for equivalence to allow their home funds to market and sell into the EU. The ...

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