Investment Management

Superannuation Portfolio Holdings Disclosure is finally happening

The requirements Last year, global research house Morningstar found Australia has the world’s “weakest disclosure regime” and suffers from a lack of regulations mandating transparency on fees and portfolio holdings. Morningstar finds it remarkable that Australia remains the only market with no implemented portfolio holdings disclosure regime.  That will soon change – finally, after the Australian …

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The rise of superannuation fund mergers in Australia

How will this trend impact investment operations? The Australian superannuation industry is going through a period of consolidation. The number of fund mergers has increased in the last couple of years and it is a trend that is accelerating. A significant driver is recent legislative changes that include changes in the way superannuation funds will …

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[Video] Alpha Chats: Data Management

James Milne, Head of Product at AlphaCert sat down with Stephen Huppert, Independent Consultant and Advisor in July, for another Alpha Chats session. In this episode, James and Stephen discuss the fundamentals of data management for investment management professionals and share insight on the value of the soon-to-be-released, AlphaCert Data Management Maturity Model. If you …

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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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The Top 3 Key Takeaways from IDT Summit 2020

Key investment management trends to watch The Investment Data and Technology Summit returned this year for its 5th annual event, which unlike previous years, was held online. As sponsors of IDT, AlphaCert was pleased to see wide adoption of this new virtual platform by Summit attendees – which included investment management sector professionals and senior …

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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.

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