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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.

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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The ESG factor: how can investment managers effectively source and integrate these metrics

Investors are under growing pressure to factor Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) into their investment decisions, requiring a broad and complex set of metrics. As ESG reporting continues to evolve, what can investment managers do to respond? What is ESG and why is it growing in prominence? Increasingly three central factors that make up the …

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Why reporting is simply a nut you have to crack in investment management

How can you make it easier? Reporting is an increasingly critical issue in the investment management sector, particularly given the still-evolving implications of the Australian Royal Commission. Whatever the requirements that emerge, it’s clear that investment management firms will need to pay heed to the Commission’s desire for the sector to improve the quality of …

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Mitigating spreadsheet risk in investment management

According to a global expert on the subject, businesses are being left behind when it comes to data analytics, which means they’re missing out on growth opportunities and struggling with compliance issues. In this article, BDO’s Global Head of Audit and Accounting emphasises that local companies need to: ‘’ . . . get ahead of …

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