Recap of the newest releases – 17.1

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17.1 Releases of APX and Geneva: Take a Closer Look

By now, you’re probably aware of the first releases of 2017 to our core solutions. Many of the enhancements included in these updates come directly from conversations with clients or ideas that have surfaced and gained popularity in Advent Community. If you haven’t yet had a first-hand chance to take advantage of the new releases, now is a good time to take a closer look at a few of the highlights:

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Not all reconciliation is created equal

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Outsourcing technology has increased in popularity across the investment management community. Over the past few years, however, we’ve seen many of our clients looking to gain efficiency by outsourcing some of their back-office activity as well.

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Posted in Technology, Traditional and Alternative Asset Management, Wealth Management and Financial Planning

World-class technology holds the key to Saudi Arabia’s successful transformation

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As we discussed in our previous blog posts (“The transformation of Saudi Arabia” and “IPOs, PIF and PPPs: It All Spells Opportunities for Financial Institutions”), the Saudi government is responding to its over-reliance on hydrocarbons and what has been a difficult macroeconomic environment by introducing some truly radical changes.

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Posted in EMEA, Global, Technology, Traditional and Alternative Asset Management

More radical restructurings key to banks’ future profitability

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“The first cut is the deepest,” according to the Cat Stevens song. But not, it seems, when it comes to the world’s banks.

After years of reviews, reorganizations and refocusing—during which banks have revamped business models and taken a scythe to their costs and headcount—still more needs to be done.

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Saudi Arabia’s vision heralds major market transformation

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While much of the world has been focused on Trump and Brexit, the potential unravelling of the European Union, and the prospect of trade spats and ‘de-globalization,’ another wildcard event has garnered far less attention—the economic and social transformation taking place in Saudi Arabia.

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Posted in Global, Region Middle East, Technology, Traditional and Alternative Asset Management

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