Out-of-date methods and manual processes are slowing you down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 Out-of-date methods and manual processes tie up time, efforts, and budgets.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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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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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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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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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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Going the distance: Attracting the elusive millennial investor, part 1

By Nick Curwen

As any sports enthusiast knows, the best teams are the ones that properly execute the basics. Asset management is a performance game and any firm that fails to generate sustainable, consistent returns faces intense pressure from its clients. However, improvements need to go beyond performance, particularly given the rapid evolution happening in today’s asset management and investor world.

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The many benefits of tax process automation

By John Pavlakis

In an increasingly complex business world, the benefits of tax process automation have been known for some time. Automating a tax process increases compliance accuracy, efficiency, collaboration, and transparency. It also mitigates undue burdens on personnel, frees up time for greater data analysis, and allows for a more sustainable tax platform.

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The leaders within your ranks

By Adam Hall

Building a culture of effective leadership is not easy, and involves a multi-pronged approach. Hosting a leadership seminar once or twice a year is not enough to guarantee success.  To attain long-term success, you need to weave in the search for great leaders throughout the fabric of your organization.

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CAM reconciliation season is here again

By Anton Systems, Inc. A Florida-based preferred SKYLINE partner

Here it is again – Common Area Maintenance (CAM) reconciliation season. Management is waiting for accounting to finalize their numbers so they can get the reconciliation billings out. But commercial and retail management reconciliations are some of the more complicated types to evaluate and finalize, with anchor specific on the retail side and gross up expenses on the office management side.

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The challenges of AIFMD

Giles Smart and Alastair Hewitt

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is a European Union directive that established a regulatory and supervisory framework over hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, and other alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). To fulfil the reporting requirements of the AIFMD, AIFMs must file an Annex IV report. This report is comprised of a multitude of questions and static data points, analysing a fund’s investment portfolios, exposures, leverage ratios, liquidity, and risk analysis.

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