SEC and the accredited investors

By Michael Loo

During the Practicing Law Institute’s SEC Speaks in 2016 conference, SEC acting chairman Michael Piwowar shared his thoughts on how the SEC should remove the distinction between accredited and non-accredited investors. Accredited investors can invest in private securities not registered with financial authorities. Under SEC Rule 401 of Regulation D, some of the requirements to be an accredited investor include having an income of $200,000 or having a net worth of $1 million (excluding the primary residence). This naturally targets the alternative investment space, such as hedge funds and private equity funds. Should the distinction between accredited and non-accredited cease to exist, alternative investment managers could have a larger pool of viable investors to tap into.

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A one-stop solution for your data reconciliation needs

By Joe Souza

SS&C’s outsourced reconciliation platform utilizes our best-in-class data integration services (Evare) to feed the industry’s premier reconciliation platform (Recon) with daily exceptions and reporting, all managed by SS&C’s Outsourcing division. This combination creates the most efficient exception management solution possible.

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All systems go! Attending IASA 2017

By Jen Molgano

Amidst 1,000 attendees and key players in the insurance space, we were thrilled to showcase the SS&C booth, catch-up with our clients, and meet new people at IASA 2017. We had an enjoyable, busy three days at the event—hosting a raffle for two tickets to Universal Studios, leading two vendor connect tours, moderating the Chief Investment Officer Roundtable, and kicking off our insurance survey.

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Transparency: How to best serve your investors

By Kamran Anwar

According to Preqin, private equity now manages a record $2.49 trillion, and most of these inflows are institutional. Since private equity now manages a greater percentage share of investors’ portfolios, returns are impacted by performance now more than ever.

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Leveraging predictive models: The right approach for your institution?

By Lauren Smith

Predictive models will have a direct impact on an institution’s ability to support the CECL estimate. Given this, institutions should thoroughly evaluate the costs and benefits of using a modeled versus a non-modeled approach. Predictive models require significant investment, including upfront development and validation as well as ongoing maintenance. However, the benefits of leveraging predictive models include a streamlined reserving process and greater transparency into a potentially volatile estimate.

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6 key trends driving operational and technology decisions

By Eric Rocks

The global investment marketplace is constantly evolving and keeping up is a competitive necessity. To effectively manage your business growth, you must optimize your operations and anticipate market changes and new requirements. The financial industry has grown exponentially over the past 30 years, and better technology has enabled investment teams to manage this growth and its accompanying complexity effectively and efficiently.

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The flexibility of eLearning

By Adam Hall

Some professional designations have highly rigorous continuing education programs. They may have strict requirements about the type of training that qualifies, and carry out regular audits of their members to ensure requirements are being met.

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AIFMD II: What should we expect? – Part 2

By Alastair Hewitt

European policymakers have to deal with Brexit and its implications, and this naturally supersedes AIFMD II. It is believed that an AIFMD market study (due to report mid-2018) has already been put out for tender by the European Commission (EC). This would delay any AIFMD II proceedings.

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