Choosing the right software for a new wealth management firm

By Eric Rocks

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You’ve put in your time at a large wealth management firm like a wirehouse or bank and now you feel it’s time to hang out your own shingle. If you have a set of loyal customer accounts that you are transitioning, time is of the essence because you’ve got to be ready to conduct business on day one. Fortunately, you are in a great position with pre-sold assets transitioning with you, and the knowledge of what works best for your style of investing and client management. Now, selecting the right software solutions has got to be top of list to ensure your venture is profitable.

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Assessing your operations for T+2 settlement readiness

By Jeff Fecteau

In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an amendment to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions by one business day to T+2. According to the SEC, the change will enhance efficiency and reduce risk in the settlement process, which will ultimately benefit investors and market participants alike.

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FundHub Q&A

By: Mike Megaw & Justin Meagher

Earlier this month, Michael Megaw, Managing Director, SS&C GlobeOp Regulatory and Analytics, hosted a webinar featuring Hans Hufschmid, Co-Founder of GlobeOp announcing the launch of our new FundHub solution. We received various questions around this new offering and although we weren’t able to answer them all during the webinar, we’d like to provide you a roundup of the Q&As.

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EMIR Changes: How do they affect you?

By Mastan Momin

Since 2014, The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) transaction reporting implementation has been wrought with difficulties. While the industry looks at the current data quality issues, European regulators are requesting more granularities on the transaction reporting.

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The art of retention: Getting your client communications right

By Julian Webb

Let’s begin with some hard facts. There’s no such thing as 100% client retention. No advisor can prevent death, divorce and clients moving way. However, there are aspects of the client experience that advisors can control. Communication and connection with the client is a prime example. Getting communications right can result in higher client retention, greater client satisfaction and more referrals.

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SS&C Technologies lauded for best Client Reporting solution and most Innovative Fintech solution in WealthBriefing Asia awards

By Jen Molgano

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wbasiaOn June 1, during an elegant black-tie ceremony hosted at the stunning Westin Hotel in Singapore, SS&C received top honors in the client reporting and fintech solution categories at the 2017 WealthBriefing Asia Awards. This marked the latest win in a string of accolades from industry experts conferred upon the company this year.

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The challenge of complexity:  Unit pricing, part 5

By Michelle Leung

Unit pricing presents high operational risk, especially when manual processes are involved. The increased complexity of fund-of-funds structures, cross-country assets, multiple valuation points, and increasingly exotic assets, coupled with stricter enforcement of global regulatory compliance, adds to these risks.

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To diminish information gap, FCA changes AIFMD (Reporting) Instrument 2017

By Uma Sheth & Justin Meagher

On 25 January, 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) made several changes to their handbook. One such change was to CP 16/17 – Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (reporting) Instrument 2017.  The change to this instrument closes a significant information gap between the activities and risks incurred by alternative investment fund managers who have a broad presence in the UK.

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