Cutter Associates, a research, consulting, and benchmarking firm supporting the investment management industry, today announced that a large financial institution has signed as its 200th CutterResearch member.
Over 5,000 industry professionals from 200 member firms make up this research community and they increasingly rely on it to keep them updated on investment processing developments in both IT and operations. Members interact through about 30 events a year – sharing ideas, networking and collaborating on possible solutions to common challenges.
“We are very pleased with the continued expansion of our research organizations,” says Mark Bobseine, Founder and Chairman of Cutter Associates. “With the global economy on such shaky ground, firms are now focused on containing or reducing costs and mitigating risk - this is where CutterResearch has really proved its worth. Members tell us they value the extent of the member network and the depth and breadth of our research, which helps them make educated decisions about systems and processes that are constantly progressing and evolving.”
New research topics are identified and developed together with CutterResearch members. For the first half of 2012, data management, alternative investments, operating efficiencies and new technologies are top priorities.
“Companies are currently looking for strategies on how to implement social media into their business platforms. Our research experts have investigated industry trends to find out how managing this environment can benefit asset management businesses,” said Mr. Bobseine. “These days, firms need to operate more efficiently and have the best possible tools in place to be and stay competitive. We aim to continually deliver the key information that will help our members achieve exactly that.”
About Cutter Associates: Cutter Associates (www.cutterassociates.com) works exclusively with investment management firms and is widely recognized for truly independent investment process expertise. Through three interrelated services, they have compiled the industry’s largest knowledgebase:
CutterResearch offers member firms detailed research to help reduce risk, lower cost and to keep them informed and up to date on systems and operations.
CutterBenchmarking provides bespoke reports evaluating firms’ investment processes by capabilities, risk and effectiveness through surveys based on tried and tested capability models.
CutterConsulting has undertaken over 400 projects to evaluate, select, or implement systems and to develop technology and operational strategies for investment managers.