New SimCorp Paper Explores How State-of-the-Art Derivatives and Alternatives Processing Drives Alpha

Paper highlights benefits of state-of-the-art technology solutions for processing derivatives and alternative investments in today’s rapidly changing environment

SimCorp today released a white paper, titled “Derivatives and Alternative Investments: Adding Alpha with Best-in-Class Processing Capabilities.” Authored by Thomas O. Phipps, Principal at Cutter Associates, the piece is part of an ongoing series of industry thought leadership compiled and published by SimCorp.

The paper highlights the importance of state-of-the-art solutions for asset managers to increase alpha and also be best prepared for new business opportunities and future growth. Outlining best practices when seeking out new technology, Phipps emphasizes data-centric architecture that supports increasingly complex and changing financial instruments like alternatives and derivatives, in addition to multi-asset strategies.

Additionally, the piece references a recent Cutter survey of more than 200 investment management firms addressing the leading derivatives challenges. Each challenge identified in the survey reinforced the importance of having underlying technology that can offer a consolidated view on all data.

“In the context of the data-centric ap­proach we cannot over­emphasize the importance of having in­tegrated systems with multi asset-class coverage when provisioning for deriva­tives and alternatives,” comments Phipps. “When the time comes to integrate the applications in the system architecture with the appropriate financial software solution, less is more – the fewer disparate systems and desynchronized parts, the better poised the firm will be for success.”

Klaus Holse, CEO of SimCorp, continues, “Adopting state-of-the-art investment technology enables automation which mitigates risk, reduces cost, and improves flexibility, all factors that in turn increase competitiveness. Operational efficiency ultimately drives the portfolio performance that asset managers seek.”

To download the full paper as featured in the latest SimCorp Journal of Applied IT and Investment Management, please click here.

Enquiries regarding this announcement should be addressed to:
Anders Crillesen, SimCorp Corporate Communication, +45 3544 6474

Media Contacts:
Kevin Maher/Miranda Garrison, Cognito, +1 646-395-6300, [email protected]


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