It’s no secret that investment firms have choices when it comes to technology hosting. There are providers out there who will perform basic rack-space hosting or host applications for investment firms only. Where both of these arrangements start to get dicey is over service, support, and long-term commitment. Read more ›
The term “operational alpha” crept into our industry’s lexicon a couple of years ago. Borrowing a term we use to denote -superior performance above a benchmark, this twist on “alpha” is about improving operational performance by uncovering hidden cost savings and efficiency gains that boost the bottom line. When people in our business hear the term, they get it right away. What they don’t always get is how to achieve it. Read more ›
On December 4th, in a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis in New York, SS&C Advent took the honors for “Best Collaboration Initiative” in the American Financial Technology Awards. The award recognizes the culmination of an ambitious joint effort between SS&C Advent and long-time client Maitland, a global fund administrator, to develop an end-to-end solution for administering complex hybrid alternative investment structures. Read more ›
It has long been the bane of buy-side firms — how to understand, manage and accurately account for all the costs associated with their margin, stock borrowing and financing agreements. Fund managers that are able to better control these costs though will see a significant boost to their bottom line.
So any fund administrator that can take on the task and help minimize their clients’ agreement expenses will be delivering a truly value-adding service. And, especially given the performance and fee pressures funds currently face, that is an excellent way for your fund administration offering to stick out from the crowd! Read more ›
Data aggregation has never been more important than it is today for buy side firms. Whether you are reconciling back to your counterparties, preparing performance reports for your clients or considering how to meet existing and approaching industry regulations, post-trade data is at the heart of meeting these goals. Read more ›