Managing stress on your trading system

By Bryan Sibert

While your trading system may handle its current volume adequately, what about when the volume starts to increase? A slow system frustrates traders and sales people and negatively affects your bottom line.

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Newest TRACE amendment extends definition of “TRACE-Eligible Securities”

By Ken Somma

In 2001, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (TRACE). This rule requires all member firms to report secondary market transactions in eligible over-the-counter fixed income securities to FINRA. Unlike equities, over-the-counter securities trades are private transactions between counterparties and were not previously publicly reported. This lack of reporting provided very little to no price execution transparency to the marketplace.

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Survey: Private equity firms increasingly focused on operational efficiency, governance & transparency

By Joe Patellaro

While at the 2017 SuperReturn International conference in Berlin, we surveyed approximately 100 GPs, LPs and other professionals within private equity to learn more about private equity business operations. For more details on the survey results, see our infographic below or read our press release.

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Boutique asset managers: The path to scale

By Lee Burchell

Markets and regulations are constantly evolving, expensive internal operating models impede scalability, and savvy investors recognize that growth cannot be achieved if internal costs are unsustainable. How can boutique firms meet these challenges and stay competitive?

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The challenge of complexity: The impact of corporate actions processing, part 3

By Tongjai Lertphaisan

Do you regularly miss deadlines? Are your systems manual and error-prone? Are you looking for ways to improve your firm’s corporate action processing?

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A successful CECL implementation begins with a holistic approach

By Lauren Smith

The Current Expected Credit Loss accounting standard (CECL) replaces the incurred loss model with a lifetime expected credit loss estimate, which will result in significant changes to financial institutions’ reserving process. Many industry experts consider CECL to be the biggest change to bank accounting ever. Is your institution prepared for the change, or do your current systems and processes fall short? A successful transition will include a holistic approach, but how will your institution get there?

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Intelligent collateral management: An operational necessity for fund managers

By Lee Burchell

The Dodd-Frank Act in the US and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) have laid the foundation for mitigating risk in the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. They both require interest rate derivatives, credit derivatives, and equity derivatives to be transacted through a central counter-party clearing house (CCP).

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Private wealth managers: It’s time to get on board with alternative assets

By Lee Burchell

Since the 2008 financial crisis, large institutions (e.g. pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, and insurance companies) have been looking for reliable cash revenues and risk diversification beyond traditional funds. As a result, there has been an upswing in investment in alternative asset classes.

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Introducing SS&C’s new FundHub platform

By Michael Megaw

We’re pleased to announce the launch of FundHub from SS&C GlobeOp. FundHub is a web-based tool that can be used by investors to build and manage their alternative investment portfolio.

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Millennial investors demand solid ESG policies and transparency, part 2

By Nick Curwen

In the first of our two-part blog series, we talked about millennials, how they are likely to invest, and the depth of their investment knowledge. We now address how strong, solid transparency and ESG policies will attract this elusive investor.

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