Achieving investment operations automation, part two

By KC Hong

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Workarounds may be viable in low-volume operations where risks and overhead costs are more easily managed. That’s increasingly the exception today, however. Market activity is fragmented across geographies, asset classes, and fund types. Clients demand greater transparency. Regulators keep issuing new mandates. Basic jurisdictional rules and fund accounting methods must be accommodated with precision. Firms that want to be competitive and grow in this more complex environment need the scalability and flexibility that automation brings to streamline their operations. Continue reading

Achieving investment operations automation, part one

By KC Hong

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Investment management operations must constantly adjust to a changing environment – and these days, that’s not easy. It’s a challenge to keep up with escalating transaction and asset volumes, new fund types and instruments, evolving regulation and tax rules, and more exacting servicing agreements. Continue reading

Insights from SS&C 2017 Asia Investment Management Summit: Build vs. buy

By Leo Chan

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I had the opportunity to host a panel discussion at the SS&C Asia Investment Management Summit on the pros and cons of building or outsourcing technology – “build vs. buy.”  The panel members included Stanley Yu, Executive Director, Group Technology UBS Wealth Management; Terence Tam, Head of Wealth Management Technology Asia ex Japan, Nomura; and Alek Kwok, Director of Professional Services Group for Asia, SS&C Institutional & Investment Management. Continue reading

Insights from SS&C 2017 Asia Investment Management Summit: Planning for China’s Cybersecurity Law

By Rainer Fuchsluger 

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I had the honor to introduce our keynote speaker Art Bacci, Head of Principal Hong Kong and former Chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA) at our Asia Investment Management Summit on October, 18. This year’s Summit brought together asset managers, wealth managers, and insurance executives as we looked at key issues impacting the investment sector by FinTech adoption and regulatory changes. Continue reading

SS&C GlobeOp wins two awards at the HFM Asia Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2017

By Wout Kalis

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Last month during an evening of recognition for hedge fund service providers, SS&C GlobeOp received top honors. We were awarded Best Administrator – Innovation and Best Middle-Office Service at the HFM Asia Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2017 held at the Four Seasons hotel in Singapore. This marked the latest win in a string of accolades from industry experts we have received this year. Continue reading

Countdown to Asia’s Leading Investment Management Technology Summit: Will China be a game changer?

By Rainer Fuchsluger

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It’s just under a week until the SS&C Investment Management Summit 2017 Asia. Returning to Hong Kong on September 18th, the Summit brings together asset managers, wealth managers, and insurance and government agency executives. Continue reading

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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Streamlining the post-trade communications process, part 4

By Van Nguyen

In the securities industry, lack of systems integration, external connectivity, IT resources, and incompatible data formats all negatively impact post-trade communications, compliance, and reconciliation.

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