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Practical Data Strategies for meeting ESG Obligations in Financial Services

The ESG investing landscape is poised to become more defined, as competing definitions, standards and regulatory initiatives start to converge. The impact of ESG will be felt far and wide across the financial services community, which will face practical challenges in developing and implementing an ESG strategy that is both effective and avoids box-ticking –…

Embracing Client Behavioural Analysis for Improved Business Outcomes in Fund and Wealth Management

Emerging innovative technologies are presenting financial institutions with a unique opportunity to better understand the needs of their clients and cross-/up-sell accordingly. Tapping into new data sets and advanced data management techniques, financial institutions are starting to perform the kind of client behavioural analysis common in other industries. Retail financial institutions like fund managers are…

Hitting the Reset Button On Investment Analytics

Investment managers are rethinking their approach to managing portfolio data and analytics in order to stay competitive. The operational and technological limitations of their legacy systems and platforms are making it difficult for many to differentiate their offerings and deploy new operational models. Moreover, the continued stress on cost reduction means they are under persistent…

Getting a Grip on Fragmented Risk Data – A Holistic Approach to Risk Information

This white paper is based on primary research by A-Team interviewing senior IT and Data Strategy managers at tier 1 and tier 2 banks. Risk management has been accepted as the new imperative for financial institutions of all types and sizes. But for Tier 1 and Tier 2 banks and brokerages, the complexity of their…

Syn~ Scalability Benchmark

Summary This document describes an exercise to measure the scalability and performance of the Syn~Settlements application upon a Linux/HP platform. The results recorded include: ~ demonstrated scalability consistent with a linear model; ~ peak throughput of the scalable system at 77K trades per hour; ~ demonstrated efficacy of quad-core processor architectures as a means of…