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Getting ruthless with the costs

The true price of outdated IT in asset management

In an increasingly competitive market, can asset management companies be successful without investing in technology that is more cost effective? 

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Focus on the value, not the software

The cost of everything, and the value of nothing

The standard viewpoint of the middle office has been as a cost center. As a result, middle offices have often been overlooked and investment in technology...

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The Art of Perfection: Convincing JP Morgan

“Just like the ideal employee, the right performance system will come ready equipped with a proven skill set and the ability to change according to the demands made on it over time.”

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The Art of Perfection: Creating the Perfect Brain

“Just like the BRAIN research, the middle office needs to pinpoint attribution or risk and be able to show how a series of events impacted the final performance figures.”

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The Development of Smart, Intelligent Platforms

"Many asset managers are also starting to take advantage of the development of smart technology solutions when it comes to performance measurement and analysis by their middle offices."

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The Art of Perfection: Heston's Black Forest Gateau

"Like Heston's gateau, time and effort must be put into sourcing quality ingredients or data whose attributes are accurate, well regarded and consistent."

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The Art of Perfection: Avoiding Apophenia

In The Art of Perfection series we are exploring what asset managers can learn from the worlds of art, science and studies into the human body. 

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Hot Topic: Workarounds and the Cost of Delay for Asset Managers

The quicker a mistake is spotted, the sooner it can be fixed. But if a middle office error goes unnoticed until it reaches the front office, there could be serious repercussions.

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How to grow something which is global already - Working towards GIPS® 20/20

Although the success of  GIPS® is undeniable, the main goal of the standard is for all asset managers to comply.

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StatPro Workflow Issue Four: Q1 2017

Key issues for the middle office in asset management firms today.

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