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Cutter Associates provides investment managers with operations and technology insight that empowers them to recognize strategic opportunities, keep pace with competitors, and stay informed about technological advances.

Our insight is multi-faceted, informed by decades of consulting with leading investment managers, and is the deepest research knowledgebase of its kind. With Cutter Associates as your technology and operations partner, you benefit from truly independent research, actionable capability metrics, and access to a network of industry peers.

We help clients around the globe, from traditional to alternative asset managers, and from insurance companies to public funds, serving both institutional and retail investors. Brought together as members of our CutterResearch and other consortia, they benefit from access to a powerful network where members share hands-on experience about systems, practices, and solutions to challenging problems.

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Networking Events

Connect with your investment operations and technology peers and Cutter experts at exclusive events online and in person.

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Operations and Technology Research

Operations and Technology Research

Learn about new practices, gain fresh insights, and stay informed on systems and operations by taking advantage of the detailed, topical research the world’s most prominent investment managers have been using for years to reduce risk and lower costs.

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Operations Benchmarking

Operations Benchmarking

Measure your operations against defined best practices and your investment manager peers. See an accurate picture of your operational capabilities, including areas of strength and areas needing improvement. Get the evidence you need to engage stakeholders and to facilitate critical decisions around operational strategies.

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MEMBER RESOURCES

When Predictions Are Wise
Jan 12, 2017

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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Risk Management Systems
Oct 31, 2016

This Research report includes an overview of risk management products, and a detailed evaluation of systems that support market and credit risk management, as well as investment managers' risk management practices.

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Managing Fintech
Oct 14, 2016

This CutterResearch report includes a review of new technologies that are beginning to affect buy-side firms, how firms view them, and how they expect to use them.

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Mastering Client, Account, and Product Data
Oct 14, 2016

This report contains findings from Cutter Associates research on Mastering Client, Account, and Product (CAP) Data. It provides background on the industry drivers affecting investment managers, including those related to data quality and accuracy for this reference data.

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Barclays POINT Alert!
Jun 15, 2016

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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Performance Measurement and Attribution Systems
Apr 12, 2016

This CutterResearch report includes an overview of the industry and a detailed evaluation of systems that support performance measurement and attribution.

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