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Aug 19, 2021

The evolving insurance industry: evidence and impacts

In July, TEK2day published the "Spotlight: The Evolving Insurance Industry" report sponsored by SS&C, focusing on the catalysts of change within the global insurance industry. The report explores how M&A activity and low-interest rates, product and process innovation, and digital transformation and advanced automation are the leading drivers for industry trends.

Jun 9, 2021

5 lessons learned from insurers migrating to modern investment technology

Our SS&C Singularity team has now helped more than 50 companies migrate to new investment technology using a variety of deployment models, including co-sourcing, full outsourcing and SaaS. Along the way, we’ve made some discoveries and learned a few lessons about how to support clients as they seek to modernize their investment infrastructure, increase revenue and reduce operating costs.

May 20, 2021

Actionable insights on corporate actions

Manual processes are slow and prone to errors, and those associated with corporate actions are no exception. Errors associated with corporate actions carry a lot of risk because the impact of an error cascades down to every stakeholder—agents, custodians, investors, broker/dealers and fund managers. In fact, error processing is the most common type of risk stemming from corporate actions, with disruption to communication and the flow of information either up or down the chain. The impact of these errors can come in the form of late payments, disruption to cash flow, poorly informed front-office trading decisions and ineffective corporate governance.

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.

Mar 16, 2021

Worlds collide: insurance and alternatives

Insurance companies and alternative investment managers are converging in the pursuit of higher yield investments, and we are seeing this play out in several ways: insurance companies continue to increase alternatives allocations through limited/general partnership structures and/or by acquiring alternative investment managers in order to gain deal flow and expertise. At the same time, alternative investment managers are investing in insurance companies or launching re-insurance ventures to create a steady stream of capital inflows from premiums.

Mar 9, 2021

Weighing the options: upgrade, outsource or patch your infrastructure?

Insurance companies, asset managers and pension funds face increasing pressure to diversify their investments in order to meet growth targets. At the same time, they are being asked to simplify their operating models to improve efficiency, reduce cost, increase revenues and reduce risk while also complying with various regulatory regimes in which they operate. How are firms meeting these seemingly irreconcilable challenges, given that some are operating on legacy systems and infrastructure that are simply not built for the conditions we see today?

Jan 28, 2021

Survey Shows Readiness for New Technology in Insurance Investment Analytics, Accounting and Operations

The insurance industry has seen a lot of changes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some of those changes may become permanent. Traditional investments have experienced a prolonged decline in returns, driving insurers to diversify their portfolios into alternative assets, which has increased both risk and complexity. SS&C recently conducted a survey to assess the state of investment operations among leading North American insurers to determine their plans and ability to adapt to new challenges.

Nov 30, 2020

SS&C Leaders “Take the Stage” at InvestOps 2020 Virtual Global Event

InvestOps has wrapped up their annual global conference, themed, “Reimagining Investment Operations post COVID-19.” SS&C was a proud sponsor and a key participant in three events: an exclusive workshop, a keynote panel and an all-star panel, each lead by distinguished buy-side speakers from organizations such as BlackRock, Sagen, Vanguard, American Fidelity Assurance, and more.  

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