Market volatility puts a premium on investment data quality

With the New Zealand election and US election happening within weeks of each other, the post-election period can cause market volatility and uncertainty in the financial sector. According to the New York Times, the spectre of a disputed election result in the US is heightening investor nerves, after a period of strong growth. Market uncertainty …

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How an investment data management platform can support your strategy for managing disruption

Smart technology alone won’t help investment managers respond to disruptive market conditions unless they can ensure it is being provided with the right data. Reliable, accurate and high-integrity data is critical for decision-making in the investment and asset management industry. Managing data effectively is the foundation on which your response to industry disruption is built.

The asset management middle office—the meat in the sandwich or a growing source of value?

For many asset management organisations, the middle office is there to support the front office and pass data through to the back office. However, the role of the middle office is evolving as organisations come under pressure from a combination of increasing regulatory focus, lower investment returns, and growing concerns about risk management. Market-leading organisations are making up to the valuable role the middle office can play in helping to manage these pressures.

Continued growth and Global expansion – AlphaCert enters UK

Off the back of its growth strategy, AlphaCert, the NZ fintech start-up which provides an enterprise data platform for the investment management industry, is expanding into UK with a new footprint in London.

Our London base will enable us to provide a global support model for our customers and look to promote our product further into the UK, Europe, US, and Middle Eastern markets.

Super fund mergers: getting control of the data integration issues

Superannuation fund mergers continue to dominate discussion within the industry. VicSuper and First State Super have announced that they will merge on July 1 creating one of the country’s largest super funds – over $125 billion and 1.1 million members. QSuper and Sunsuper are also in talks, with the potential merger likely to create Australia’s largest superannuation fund with more than $195 billion for 1.5 million members.

Bringing data to life with visualisation and analytics

Massive amounts of data are now part of our lives, and certainly a key factor when it comes to investment management. Hal Varian, Google’s Chief Economist said it best: “Between the dawn of civilization and 2003, we only created five exabytes; now we’re creating that amount every two days. In 2020, that figure is predicted …

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2019 ASFA Conference wrap up: the heat is on underperforming funds and their trustees

Firstly, the 2019 ASFA Conference was a great event and as an exhibitor, we were delighted in the number of people that stopped by for a chat to understand a bit more about us and what we do. We met several great contacts and we’re already looking forward to the next one which will be …

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A story of 3 little pigs: how investment managers can build brick houses of data management

You know the story of the Three Little Pigs: one builds a house of straw, the second constructs his out of sticks, and the smartest little pig builds a solid brick house. Not surprisingly, the brick house is the only one to withstand the huffing and puffing of the Big Bad Wolf. We probably don’t …

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