We started this blog back in April of 2011 kicking it off with a post about compliance in the wake of the financial market meltdown, the Bernie Madoff affair, and the massive 2,300 page Dodd-Frank Act. We’ve come a long way since then, publishing over 500 posts on topics ranging from compliance to technology, advisory and asset management. Thank you for helping us grow this blog and our community of readers. We’ve enjoyed all the conversations that have taken place here over the past seven years. Read more ›
Saudi Arabia’s investment management industry is on the cusp of massive and transformative change.
That was the key message to come out of the breakfast briefing event we hosted last week in Riyadh for investment management firms in Saudi Arabia, at which a number of industry experts gave their insights into developments in the kingdom. Read more ›
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 ›