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[Video] Alpha Chats: Portfolio Holdings Disclosure

On August 6, James Milne, Head of Product at AlphaCert and Stephen Huppert, Independent Consultant and Advisor caught up to discuss portfolio holdings disclosure (PHD). In this episode, James and Stephen discuss how PHD affects fund members, its history in Australia and what Super Funds need to implement to be compliant. If you liked this …

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What can investment fund managers learn from Covid-19?

Building a resilient investment management business Covid-19: something we should have seen coming, or a true Black Swan event? Ever since Covid-19 hit, there’s been a lot of discussion – not just in the investment fund sector, but everywhere – as to whether or not the pandemic qualifies as a ‘Black Swan’ event. As an …

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[Video] Alpha Chats: Non-Fungible Tokens

On Wednesday, June 9, James Milne, Head of Product at AlphaCert sat down with Stephen Huppert, Independent Consultant and Advisor, to discuss the emerging and popular trend of non-fungible tokens. In this episode, James and Stephen chat on what a non-fungible token is, its purpose, its environmental impact and its investment potential. James Milne: Hi, …

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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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