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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Portfolio Solutions relies on Black Diamond Wealth Platform to build great client relationships

By Tim Welsh

Portfolio Solutions, which serves more than 600 clients and represents almost $1.5 billion* in assets under management across 1,300 portfolios, uses the Black Diamond wealth platform from SS&C Advent to build a dynamic, growth-oriented business.

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Out-of-date methods and manual processes are slowing you down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 Out-of-date methods and manual processes tie up time, efforts, and budgets.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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Transition management: Finally, an easier way

By Dianna Farkas

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Transition management has served as a necessary niche offering in the plan sponsor and asset owner space for many years. When portfolios and accounts are restructured, transition managers provide an efficient, cost-effective, and transparent solution. Transition managers oversee and manage the entire process (including timing and strategy) to diminish risk, cash drag, and implementation shortfall.

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Choosing the right software for a new wealth management firm

By Eric Rocks

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You’ve put in your time at a large wealth management firm like a wirehouse or bank and now you feel it’s time to hang out your own shingle. If you have a set of loyal customer accounts that you are transitioning, time is of the essence because you’ve got to be ready to conduct business on day one. Fortunately, you are in a great position with pre-sold assets transitioning with you, and the knowledge of what works best for your style of investing and client management. Now, selecting the right software solutions has got to be top of list to ensure your venture is profitable.

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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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