The AIMA guide to sound practices for the selection of administrators

By Ron Tannenbaum

In its third edition of The Guide to Sound Practices for the Selection and Period Assessment of Administrators, AIMA worked with several market participants, including SS&C GlobeOp, to create updates that reflect today’s evolving and challenging alternative fund management environment.

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Client reporting: What is it worth?

By Matthew Mancini

A dynamic, integrated, and automated client communications system is more important now than it has ever been. Today’s clients, whether they are individuals or institutions, expect easily accessible investment information and increased transparency. Technology has changed clients’ expectations in virtually every aspect of their lives; money management is no different.

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SS&C Deliver 2017: panels and presentations for alternative investments

By Jen Molgano

SS&C Deliver 2017 is coming up fast! Taking place September 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, we’re featuring more content than ever before. For our SS&C GlobeOp clients, the session and speaker line-up offers an insightful track tailored around alternative investments, critical regulations, and our new solutions. Here is just a sampling of sessions.

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SS&C survey reveals private equity firms focused on operational efficiency, governance, and transparency – Part 2

By Joe Patellaro

In part 1 of this series, we talked about how today’s private equity firms are increasingly focused on transparency and the current regulatory environment. Here, we examine what respondents say about asset class growth.

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Connecting LPs & GPs at SuperReturn Emerging Markets private equity 2017

By Patrick Couris

Earlier this summer, SS&C was a proud technology sponsor at the SuperReturn Emerging Markets private equity conference.  The annual conference provided in-depth market analysis and debate, high quality panels and content, and ample networking opportunities.  Amongst an intimate group of 300 private equity decision makers, there were general partners (GPs), 130 limited partners (LPs) and several key influencers offering perspectives and representation from all emerging markets.

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Private equity study reveals firms increasingly focused on operational efficiency, governance, and transparency – Part 1

By Joe Patellaro

A recent SS&C survey of private equity professionals (SS&C customers) and 2017 SuperReturn international conference attendees shows an increased focus on private equity operational efficiency. The data reveals that 88 percent of respondents reported being more operationally focused today compared to three years ago.

The reasons behind this are varied, but ultimately map back to protecting investor interests.

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Out-of-date methods and manual processes are slowing you down

By Dianna Tokic Farkas

If it’s not broken, why fix it? Without even realizing it, many of us waste time during the workday. Out-of-date methods and manual processes tie up time, efforts, and budgets. Many tasks could be easily automated and further optimized. Yet, you are stuck in inefficiency because you may not be aware of the options available. Ask yourself, “Is there a better, easier, more efficient way for me to handle the different areas in my finance department? What if my needs were offered by one provider and one single point of contact?”

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SS&C’s CORE reporting to help with the challenges of new SEC Modernization requirements

By Richard Clark

As the main regulator of the investment management industry, the SEC continues to identify opportunities to modernize and enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by registered investment companies. Along these lines, the SEC recently voted to adopt changes which modernize the current reporting regime to address the risks in the asset management industry, improve the quality of the data provided to investors and help the SEC collect and analyze data more efficiently. According to the SEC estimates, there are approximately 12,000 funds that will be affected by the new SEC modernization rules. The first of these new reports will be due July 30, 2018.

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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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