Build lasting client relationships with the right data management system

By: Van Nguyen

Today’s investors are more informed than ever before. They have a growing appetite for complex investment strategies that involve emerging asset classes and portfolios with a global exposure.

To build solid client relationships and make the best investment decisions, investment managers need data management systems that provide timely reporting and meet a variety of regulatory requirements.

Investment management is an increasingly competitive industry. Today’s clients scrutinize costs and performance to ensure their investment manager is competent and efficient. Managers must have access to the most accurate, complete, and up-to-date data to make informed investment decisions; they must have the right tools to manage the vast amounts of information needed to run their operations smoothly and efficiently.

To provide accurate data from one data source of reference, your data must be of the highest quality. However, data is often inaccurate due to various elements in the data flow (e.g. human error, weak screen-entry validation, or partially incomplete data).

An investment data management solution proactively ensures data quality is met by pushing data through a high degree of validation checks and consolidating data intelligently.

Anova from SS&C Technologies has an autonomous integration layer with a solid validation process – a built-in business logic that validates a wide range of different asset classes.

Anova also has a data governance and workflow functionality that provides more validation and user control inside the investment data management solution. This provides definable rules to check the criteria of data and ensures data is available for other dependencies in the workflow (e.g. a rule to check if specific data such as valuations has been passed at a specific time before performance and attribution analytics information can be produced). This ensures data quality is met and reduces operational risk from inaccurate data results.

In addition, Anova provides definable, flexible data-governance and workflow rules that change with your business demands.

The data governance framework within the Anova solution supports its performance and attribution capabilities. It also manages data across its other functions, including data aggregation, IBOR, post trade compliance, and support for APRA in the Australian market.

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