SimCorp and ClearPath Analysis Explore APAC Fintech Trends in Asset Management with New Report

SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry, in partnership with Clear Path Analysis have launched the Fund Technology, Data & Administrator Operations APAC 2017 report, exploring the latest technological innovations that are re-shaping the asset management industry in Asia Pacific today.
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Sponsored by SimCorp, the report offers comprehensive insights based on deep research on the future of fund management in Asia Pacific, including

  • Data, digitalization and automation
  • Cyber security’s role in asset management
  • Evolving risks in multi-asset trading
  • Intelligent outsourcing vs. insourcing
  • Advances in automation with impact of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) on fund management.

In Asia Pacific, multi-asset funds are expected to reach around US$1 trillion AUM by 2022. The report uncovers two key factors currently stimulating this multi-asset growth. First, extremely low yields over a ten-year runtime; second, Asia Pacific’s potential as an overall developing market has greater room for growth, contributing to multi-asset inflows. Building teams and hiring top talent in Asia Pacific is of increasing importance, as experienced multi-asset solutions executives are hired at a premium given their short supply in Asia’s less mature markets.

Another key insight uncovered in the report focuses on how demand for alternative assets among institutional investors in Asia has risen for the past five years, and is expected to grow over the coming years. This will undoubtedly increase the pressure to automate, and the report notes that firms will need long term solutions when contemplating their options.

Oliver Johnson, Managing Director, SimCorp Asia, comments: “We are pleased to launch this comprehensive report, which shines a crucial light on how technology is managed within asset management in Asia Pacific today. More and more asset managers in the region are looking to technology and automation in the attempt to deal more effectively with increasing data volumes, the demand for new financial instruments and other pressing market complexities. The report helps clarify these complexities and how evolving technology can be used to minimize risk, deliver effective portfolio construction strategies and ultimately, improve returns.”

“Prioritizing consolidation and integration is key to reducing the complexity of current operating environments. At SimCorp, we believe that having one single source of truth through a centralized investment book of records (IBOR) is essential for aligning front-office decision making, regulatory compliance and risk assessment at all times,” Oliver added.

The report is a result of extensive research and in-depth interviews, roundtable debates and collaborative white papers with key industry players from Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Britain and the United States.

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Enquiries regarding this announcement should be addressed to:

Kathrine Nielsen, SimCorp Asia: +61 292 403543

Thompson Wong, FTI Consulting: +65 6831 7840

Anders Crillesen, SimCorp Corporate Communications: +45 2779 1286

About SimCorp

SimCorp provides integrated, best-in-class investment management solutions to the world’s leading asset managers, fund managers, asset servicers, pension and insurance funds, wealth managers and sovereign wealth funds. Whether deployed on premise or as an ASP solution, its core system, SimCorp Dimension, supports the entire investment value chain and range of instruments, all based on a market-leading IBOR. SimCorp invests more than 20% of its annual revenue in R&D, helping clients develop their business and stay ahead of ever-changing industry demands. Listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen, SimCorp is a global company, regionally covering all of Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.simcorp.com.

About Clear Path Analysis

Clear Path Analysis is an impartial, independent publisher of high quality reports on pressing industry issues written by a cross-section of experts in the financial services and investments sector. Clear Path Analysis has a unique position in the market place, curating content from end investors and buyers through written articles, surveys and presentations at events. Clear Path Analysis, established by Noel Hillmann in January 2010, is headquartered in London with an office in San Francisco. For further information, please visit www.clearpathanalysis.com.