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Apr 21, 2021

What you need to know: Planning for Cayman CRS compliance

In April 2020, the Cayman Tax Authority (DITC) announced a new “CRS Compliance Form.” The expansion of requirements under the Cayman automated the exchange of information regime affecting all managers with funds domiciled in Cayman. With this new requirement comes various impacts and changes to Cayman CRS Compliance.

Apr 20, 2021

Financial wellness: The top 5 strategies to improve member engagement

Are you using the best strategies to generate member engagement in your financial wellness programs? We have identified five best practices for developing strategies to support member retention and growth in super funds.

Apr 19, 2021

A-tisket, a-tasket, a custom ETF basket—passive, active & semi-transparent

In September 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Rule 6c-11 under the 1940 Act, which will allow most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to operate without the expense and delay of obtaining an exemptive order. The new rule provides greater flexibility to all issuers looking to launch new products filed as open-end funds in a streamlined approval process with a quicker time to come to the market. The new rule applies to both index-based and actively managed transparent ETFs. This rule cannot be applied to leveraged/inverse ETFs, unit investment trusts, master-feeder funds or share class ETFs.  

Apr 16, 2021

Reduce employee stress with a financial wellness strategy

Even before the global coronavirus pandemic disrupted the global economy, financial stress was already being widely reported by as many as 60% of Australian workers. Almost 50% of Australian workers spent more than three hours per week dealing with financially related issues, and the concern over having financial difficulties had increased to 71% of employees in 2019.

Apr 15, 2021

Loan servicing, insurance & compliance at MBA CREF21

SS&C attended the first virtually-hosted Mortgage Bankers Association CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo. This year’s attendance required no travel planning and provided commercial mortgage lenders and servicers a great opportunity to network safely and remotely.

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.

Apr 13, 2021

SS&C podcast addresses how Super funds can support financial wellness

A recent study by AMP found that financial stress impacts two in five workers during their careers and costs Australian businesses an estimated $31.1 billion per year in lost revenue. In an on-demand SS&C podcast hosted by Shaun McKenna Senior Director – Product, Sales and Client Relations, SS&C Technologies, we discuss the issue of financial wellness with our guests Steve Freeborn, Head of Superannuation, Rice Warner, and Shannon O’Shea, Partner and Head of Member Services, Aon, and address ways Superannuation funds can support the financial wellness of members.

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