SS&C GlobeOp takes home another win at HFM US Hedge Fund Services awards

By Eamonn Greaves

HFM Hedge Fund - GlobeOp

The annual HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards celebrates and rewards hedge fund service providers that have demonstrated exceptional growth, customer service or product innovation over the past 12 months. We are proud to announce that SS&C GlobeOp was awarded ‘Best administrator – over $30bn fund of hedge funds.’ Continue reading

Keeping skills current: Online learning with SS&C Learning Institute

By Adam Hall

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As the world’s financial markets grow increasingly sophisticated, it can be difficult to stay current with the latest trends and developments. Today’s financial professionals are expected to possess a broad understanding of an ever-widening array of products and services. Your next career move, or indeed your current job, could depend on being able to speak knowledgeably about structured finance, operational risk, mortgage-backed securities or barrier options. Continue reading

FundHub Q&A

By: Mike Megaw & Justin Meagher

Earlier this month, Michael Megaw, Managing Director, SS&C GlobeOp Regulatory and Analytics, hosted a webinar featuring Hans Hufschmid, Co-Founder of GlobeOp announcing the launch of our new FundHub solution. We received various questions around this new offering and although we weren’t able to answer them all during the webinar, we’d like to provide you a roundup of the Q&As.

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SEC and the accredited investors

By Michael Loo

During the Practicing Law Institute’s SEC Speaks in 2016 conference, SEC acting chairman Michael Piwowar shared his thoughts on how the SEC should remove the distinction between accredited and non-accredited investors. Accredited investors can invest in private securities not registered with financial authorities. Under SEC Rule 401 of Regulation D, some of the requirements to be an accredited investor include having an income of $200,000 or having a net worth of $1 million (excluding the primary residence). This naturally targets the alternative investment space, such as hedge funds and private equity funds. Should the distinction between accredited and non-accredited cease to exist, alternative investment managers could have a larger pool of viable investors to tap into.

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6 key trends driving operational and technology decisions

By Eric Rocks

The global investment marketplace is constantly evolving and keeping up is a competitive necessity. To effectively manage your business growth, you must optimize your operations and anticipate market changes and new requirements. The financial industry has grown exponentially over the past 30 years, and better technology has enabled investment teams to manage this growth and its accompanying complexity effectively and efficiently.

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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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Ireland, the jurisdiction of choice for global fund managers

By Colin Keane

Global fund managers consider Ireland their domicile of choice; since 2012, the assets serviced in Ireland have doubled. Eighteen of the top twenty global asset managers have Irish funds, and over 800 fund managers across 50 countries are being serviced in Ireland. It’s no surprise that Ireland is quickly being recognized as the domicile of choice for investment funds.

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