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AlphaCert has taken the equivalent of 70 years of product development – it has always been about the data

World-leading investment management systems require integration capability as data grows in strategic importance Investment management is a dynamic industry and the growing importance of data is driving a seismic shift in the way funds are operated. Those funds that continue to rely on multiple spreadsheets with no integration to a single source of truth risk …

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Leaving money on the table: plugging efficiency leakage in the management of investment data

Earlier this year AlphaCert attended the annual Investment Operations conference, and one interesting concept being discussed was ‘efficiency leakage’, particularly in relation to operational effectiveness in the industry. What does this mean in terms of managing investment data, and what can you do to mitigate against it? Leakage happens when people are manually assembling data, …

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Data management key to riding the wave of super fund mergers

A key feature of the Australian market is a number of small and medium-sized superannuation funds. There’s increasing regulatory and market pressure on funds to generate returns, which in turn becomes more difficult as they don’t have the scale and resources of much larger funds, but do have the same regulatory and governance overheads. That …

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Post-royal commission world key theme of CMSF event

The Conference of Major Super Funds (CSMF) was held last week at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 1000 delegates heard from a diverse group of speakers – regulators, industry associations, industry super funds and experts across the pension. The event highlighted the challenges of changing corporate culture, provided an update on …

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Highlights of ASFA 2018

The ASFA 2018 Superannuation conference held in Adelaide this year. Firstly congratulations to the organisers for an excellent event. We were treated to two and a half days programme packed with a wide range of speakers from around the world focussed on the superannuation industry. Day 1 Highlights My first highlight of the morning was a deeply personal …

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Top 3 Takeouts from the Sydney IDT Summit

AlphaCert was delighted to sponsor the recent 3rd annual IDT – Investment Data and Technology summit in Sydney. It was a great opportunity to catch up with senior executives in the investment management sector as well as industry colleagues. The event was well attended with over 150 delegates. Feedback was that the AlphaCert branding stood …

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Tech start-up AlphaCert Labs sparks global interest

Innovative InvestTech start-up company AlphaCert Labs, is sparking global interest following the launch of their revolutionary new data management platform AlphaCert. AustralianSuper, Australia’s largest superannuation fund has worked with AlphaCert to transform their data management systems and deliver more value to members. This is a significant milestone for the innovative start-up as it gears up …

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Why is the investment management sector still slow to embrace cloud tech?

A recent Forbes survey found 52% of business were cloud-first (i.e., new apps and services were hosted in the cloud as opposed to on infrastructure the enterprise owns and manages); and Forbes estimate this figure could grow to 77% within 2 years.[i] As cloud technology continues to mature, more organisations have the confidence to make the most …

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Investment Management Data Operations – Outsource, or Bring In-house?

It’s not a secret that data is a hugely powerful tool in the modern business world. But it’s one thing to know that, and quite another to harness its power. Many organisations and people talk broadly about creating their own destiny – but if they aren’t on top of their data, a core facet of their …

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