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Cutter AdvantEdge

The Cutter AdvantEdge is our regularly published newsletter presenting our latest insights on issues impacting investment technology and operations.

 

January 12, 2017
When Predictions Are Wise

It’s that time of year again, when our inboxes fill up with Top Trends lists, offering predictions and insights for the coming year on industry changes, issues, developments, and technological innovations. The lists are self promotional of course, but some can help you to anticipate industry direction, recognize new business issues, and re-prioritize your strategic plans for 2017.

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June 15, 2016
Barclays POINT Alert!

In December 2015, Bloomberg announced they were acquiring Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions (BRAIS). The announcement went through the investment management industry like an emergency weather alert—an urgent call for planning and action.

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October 20, 2015
Managing Market Data - A Job for Super Heroes

Market data is just information used in investment making and monitoring processes. So why is managing it such a challenge for mere mortals?

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July 23, 2015
Deriving Business Value from Data Analytics

In this Cutter AdvantEdge we look at some of the new technologies, architectural strategies, and methodologies firms are using to increase the speed and flexibility of their data management capabilities.

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February 4, 2015
Balancing Act: Managing Budgets and Operating Costs Effectively

In an incredibly competitive market, investment managers are under pressure to increase profitability, improve services, minimize risk, deliver above average performance, and comply with the ever-expanding list of regulatory requirements. In this AdvantEdge, we provide guidance around effectively managing your operating costs that can help you achieve all of these competing goals.

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September 17, 2014
IBOR: Many Answers to Many Problems?

IBOR may be a common term but it is not an end goal in itself. The real goal is the delivery of accurate information to business users throughout the day, such that they can make the best possible decisions without having to maintain the data themselves.

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June 30, 2014
The True Cost of Market Data: Operational Impacts

Investment management firms require more data and increasingly complex data, but they also want help understanding what their costs are and how to manage them more effectively.

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March 4, 2014
Buy-Side Investment Strategy Bifurcation: Operational Impacts

As investment management firms diversify their product offerings by acquiring or building out specialty assets, how are they effectively supporting them?

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October 1, 2013
Optimizing Your Client On-Boarding Process

The client on-boarding process sets the tone for the relationship between an investment manager and its new clients. Getting the process right can lead to competitive advantage in challenging markets.

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September 9, 2013
HFT: Boon? Or Impending Disaster?

A look at the impact of High Frequency Trading innovations on ethics and the structure of capital markets.

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June 10, 2013
OTC Regulation: Are We There Yet?

Constantly changing regulations on OTC derivatives has the buy side struggling to comply. There are a number of operational and legal considerations along with options for alternatives to OTC asset types.

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April 4, 2013
Client Data Management

Getting client data right can improve client experiences, help create scalable, efficient business processes, and improve employee experiences servicing prospects and clients.

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