SimCorp commissioned WBR Insights to survey North American fixed income executives. Among those surveyed were traders, portfolio managers, chief investment offers and heads of desk. The resulting report, which provides insights for fixed income focused professionals including bank CFOs, Heads of Treasury, Heads of Compliance, Portfolio Managers, and Traders, provides a touchstone for 2018 planning.
The report unveils underlying challenges and issues that are a drag on the fixed income desks’ #1 priority of reducing operational costs and improving profitability. Among the challenges uncovered are the unintended consequences of a best-of-of breed system landscape and legacy technology.
Inside you will discover how a fragmented system landscape impedes the fixed income desk daily including:
- Understanding and complying with firm-wide business rules and portfolio-specific limits, counterparty exposure and other important risk indications
- Securing timely and accurate start of day/intra-day positions and cash projections
- Measuring investment performance relative to blended benchmarks/indices;
- Trading certain asset classes such as Muni, MBS, CMBS, ABS, etc.