The Cutter AdvantEdge is our regularly published newsletter presenting our latest insights on issues impacting investment technology and operations.
It’s fascinating to learn about innovative technology and the new capabilities it can provide. New technology is cool. But for investment managers, new technology can also cause anxiety because it represents a risk of falling behind competitors who can adopt it more quickly or more effectively.View Issue
Investment management firms operate multiple systems to support their front, middle, and back offices. We know from our recent studies that very few CutterResearch member firms use all-in-one, front-to-back solutions exclusively.View Issue
State Street’s July 2018 announcement of their intention to acquire Charles River Development (CRD) was one of the worst-kept secrets in the industry. Rumors of the deal had been swirling for months. The shocking news was the price tag of USD 2.6 billion—eighteen times CRD’s 2018 estimated net income.View Issue
When CutterResearch reported on Investment Accounting Solutions in June 2018, we uncovered several similarities between owning an investment accounting solution and owning a home. For example, although these purchases seem like long-term, potentially lifetime decisions, external factors often drive new decisions over time.View Issue
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.View Issue
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.View Issue
Market data is just information used in investment making and monitoring processes. So why is managing it such a challenge for mere mortals?View Issue
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.View Issue
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.View Issue
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.View Issue
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.View Issue
As investment management firms diversify their product offerings by acquiring or building out specialty assets, how are they effectively supporting them?View Issue
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