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Technology & software solutions
Asset managers face a major change in their margin requirements next year as part of UMR, but many firms have not yet grasped the implications for their tech stack, says Thomas Griffiths (pictured) of Cassini Systems.
For asset managers, the past 18 months have been a rollercoaster ride as the pandemic has forced them to embrace new ways of working.
“What we have seen in 2021 is an acceleration in the adoption of cloud-based infrastructure,” says Alex Dobson (pictured), SVP of Product at global financial technology and professional services firm Arcesium.
By Justin Casenta, SS&C Eze –Front-office technology has evolved. Hedge funds today need a sophisticated front-office engine to differentiate their business. But many systems aren’t equipped to keep pace with innovations designed to streamline trading processes.
There’s no question that over the past 18 months, the pandemic has changed the way asset managers operate. Traditionally, fund managers would have done many things in-house with their teams. However, these days, they are increasingly seeking to outsource activities to a third party.
In a race to glean fresh insights from ever larger pools of data, asset managers are deploying powerful new tools to gain an edge over their rivals.
In this exclusive Q&A with Hedgeweek, Daniel Johnson (pictured), Senior Vice President, EMEA Fund Services for SS&C Technologies, explains the surge of interest in ESG investments – and examines the growing role ESG data is playing in helping shape asset management decisions.
By Robin Pagnamenta – It’s been a year that many of us would probably prefer to forget, but for asset managers the pandemic has turbocharged many underlying technology trends that were already in place before anyone had ever heard of Covid-19. The migration of more and more activities onto the cloud has been underway for years, of course – propelled above all by the sheer volumes of data which asset managers now juggle daily in order to shape their investment decisions.
The way in which hedge funds can demonstrate the value of ESG indicators within their portfolios is becoming a key task for managers of all stripes and strategies. A recent webinar, jointly hosted by FIS Global and Hedgeweek, examined how AI technology can help firms rise to the assortment of challenges arising within this sphere.