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IT Systems for Enabling Business: Crunch Time for Firms to Beat the Competition

Asset managers face critical choices with their IT systems as pressures build to stay competitive. This article cites the risk, cost, and growth benefits that data management accuracy, agility, and speed can bring to the buy side in generating consistent alpha and sustainable business performance.

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Klaus Holse, CEO of SimCorp

Data governance: ensuring a responsible industry and accountable enterprises

Data is the lifeblood – the key assets – of investment management companies. Hence, the overall data management objective is to control, protect and maximise the value of your data assets to achieve and sustain competitive advantage.

by Klaus Holse, SimCorp

Howie San, SimCorp

Meeting the data management challenge: 10 less than easy steps to control data assets

Data has always been a vital ingredient for investment management. In a changing financial landscape, however, the need for data quality is assuming increasingly critical proportions and hence a higher profile.

by Howie San, SimCorp

Michael Atkin

Enterprise data management: ensuring trust in data and maximising its value

The practice of enterprise data management (EDM) has attained a certain degree of maturity among many investment management companies.

by Michael Atkin, EDM Council

Michael Metcalfe

Best practices: learning from the pioneers in financial data

Strikingly, all the data management recommendations investment management firms are striving to follow are actions already perfected by market data companies over the years, i.e. vendor management, multiple sourcing, cleansing, security and more.

by Michael Metcalfe, Journal of Applied IT & Investment Management

Jacob Elsborg

Corporate best practice: integrating data management in the operational platform

Why is data management so important in the day-to-day operations of an investment management firm and how does it best go about getting the most from its data management resources?

by Jacob Elsborg, ATP Investment Area
and Jesper Lorenzen, ATP Investment Area

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Marc Schröter

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The phrase ‘silo effect’ refers to a lack of communication and common goals between business units, which prevents companies from efficiently responding to changing demands and opportunities.

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Meeting the data management challenge: 10 less than easy steps to control data assets

Data has always been a vital ingredient for investment management. In a changing financial landscape, however, the need for data quality is assuming increasingly critical proportions and hence a higher profile.

by Howie San, SimCorp

Ebbe D Kjaersbo

Dodd-Frank Act: a shift to liquidity risk puts new demands on IT systems

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by Ebbe D. Kjaersbo, SimCorp