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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.

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.

Apr 9, 2021

The changing face of advice: how financial advisors are evolving

The expectations and scope of financial advice have evolved considerably over the past 10 years. Meanwhile, growing wealth and slow growth in the number of financial advisors in the industry represent increasing opportunities for existing and new financial advisors to grow their practices. As a result, what advisors are looking for from their asset management partners continues to change.

Apr 8, 2021

Industry trends drive insurers to outsource seasonal and one-off projects

Previously, we have discussed how outsourcing can help organizations respond to unexpected events, and how it can help banks stay compliant and keep accounts updated. Now we’ll discuss how outsourcing a project can help insurance firms support customers’ needs and focus internal resources on core tasks. Often, when insurance firms begin a strategic initiative such as digitization or system upgrades, it can trigger a high volume of repetitive or manual processes. Outsourcing the response to that volume spike is a good way to give the initial project the attention it needs without disrupting the customer experience.

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