Using machine learning for investment management

By Bryan Bashaw

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There are many new strategies and approaches in investment management today. While the industry debates active versus passive investing, machine learning investment algorithms have become a significant player. All these changes affect managers, investors, and vendors. Managers must now consider scalability and evaluate their long-term business strategies. Continue reading

A new dawn for performance measurement: Combining usability and domain expertise to deliver value

By Gert Raeves, Research Director, Adox Research

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The business of managing money is complex. Financial instruments are defined by dozens of attributes, many of which are ‘alive’: values can change, fluctuate, correlate, or expire. Modern investment theory might be lacking in academic consensus, but everyone can agree that delivering alpha is a hard and intractable challenge. Continue reading

Top operational challenges hindering today’s wealth managers

By William Vellek

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Legacy systems and processes are a very real problem for today’s wealth managers. These systems lack integration, struggle to scale with increased data from new asset classes, and require manual workarounds that introduce operational and reputational risk. Capturing market opportunity, managing exposures, and achieving business objectives for growth require a nimble operational infrastructure that can easily adapt to the ever-evolving investment market. Continue reading

Integrated advisor desktop helps build long-lasting client relationships

By Ed Wright

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It’s well reported that 10,000 baby boomers retire every day. In this phase, their trusted relationship with their advisor is of utmost importance as they look to maintain their wealth and plan for an eventual transfer of assets to their heirs. Advisors who involve heirs early on often do better longer-term in maintaining that relationship. Studies find that 66% of advisors are fired by the children of the client during the wealth transfer, and up to 70% of women leave their advisor after becoming widowed. Continue reading

Are your client reports keeping up with your clients’ demand?

By Matthew Mancini

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The results of a recent SS&C poll of attendees at the New York and London Summit for Asset Management conferences find that 100 percent of respondents agree that client reporting is important, and the majority (75.5 percent) stress that it is extremely important to their firms’ acquisition and retention strategies. Continue reading

Vision FI Roadmap – A new era of transparency and mass customization

By Mike Kendall

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The investment management world is changing at a faster rate than ever before. Shifts in investor demographics, the need for mass personalization, and more graphical, interactive content are just a few of the factors driving the change in client communications. Continue reading

Survey: Asset managers reveal gap between client reporting value and practice

By Jen Molgano

While attending the Summit for Asset Management conferences held in New York and London, we surveyed approximately 100 senior-level asset managers to learn more about their client reporting views and practices.

For more details on the survey results, see our infographic below or read our press release. Continue reading

SS&C Deliver 2017 Announcement Roundup

By Jen Molgano and Kendall Reischl

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Back from our annual conference, SS&C Deliver, we’re excited and energized after seeing our clients, engaging in sessions and panels, and enjoying the ‘Windy City’.   We shared several big announcements during our time in Chicago. Read on in case you missed them. Continue reading

Reaping the benefits of a cloud-based service model: Insights from SS&C

By Munther Haddad

Many companies are departing from traditional deployed software models in favor of hosted and cloud-based services. According to Adox Research Follow The Money Insights, a survey of trade lifecycle automation priorities of 72 large asset management firms, shows that managers are extending the use of hosted and managed services in targeted areas in the middle and back-office. This shift is being amplified by the fact that cloud and hosting services can provide clients with more scalability and efficiency. To put the icing on the cake, these services can also automate day-to-day activities, support disaster recovery, as well as deliver database administration and monitoring services. Continue reading