Boston, October 16, 2013 – In the world of investment fund processing, heightened risk awareness, a deluge of incoming regulation, and widespread cost containment are pressuring largely manual support functions to increase fund offerings and transparency while decreasing operational risk. Manual processes just won't scale in a market moving from batch-driven to intraday reporting, and firms forced to decrease costs have fewer and fewer qualified operational staffers to process investment funds. With little recourse but to automate, firms must consider investment in technology such as connectivity to an investment fund processing platform.
Based on Q2 and Q3 2013 Aite Group interviews with 20 market participants in the investment fund services industry worldwide, this report by senior analyst Virginie O'Shea ascertains these changing dynamics' impact on client-facing and internal activities and support. It also considers the likely impact of incoming regulation and industry pressures.
This 45-page Impact Report contains 25 figures and two tables. Clients of Aite Group's Institutional Securities & Investments or Wealth Management services can download the report.