Cutter Associates brings you up-to-date research covering investment processing systems and operational issues. From industry insights to vendor and product assessments, our research has real world application to help you:
We constantly monitor and analyze industry trends, technology, and operational challenges, and we share that knowledge with buy-side investment managers like you. Our research reports typically include the following core information:
Our regularly published research covers the issues that matter most to the investment management community. Because our members drive the topics we cover, our research is always compelling and practical. Members gain access to our latest research publications and to our comprehensive online research library, covering the full range of industry topics and technology. You’ll also be invited to join us at our networking events to hear the latest research direct from our analysts.
Their research is so thorough that I have never felt like I needed to ask deeper questions on the subject.
In producing our research, our analysts follow a proven process to ensure relevant results based on consistent standards.
Member Interviews – we interview our community members to understand the real world challenges and issues they face
Detailed Surveys – we develop insightful surveys for members to identify industry trends
Vendor RFIs – we issue detailed requests for information from vendors about their products and services
System Demonstrations – we host detailed system demonstrations by solution providers, tailored to the criteria most important to our members
Unbiased Viewpoints – no vendor ever “pays to play” in our research. Our views are not shared outside our member community, and our reports are absolutely objective.
Armed with this comprehensive, thoughtful, and independent intelligence, you can make informed decisions about your existing technology and operational structures, and know where to effectively channel your resources.
This research provides an overview of the practices and tools investment managers use to create and manage pitch books and client presentations. It also provides information to help member firms assess available vendor solutions.
This report contains the results of Cutter Associates research into member practices and technologies for reconciliation. It also provides detailed evaluations of standalone reconciliation solutions.
This report contains the results of Cutter Associates research into Automating Business Processes, it includes an overview of what tasks member firms automate and how, as well as summary details of leading Business Process Management (BPM) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vendor products.
This research explores practices for managing suppliers and provides an overview of the types of tools, data, and services members are using to manage their suppliers.
This report contains the results of Cutter Associates research into member practices, and technologies for managing collateral. It also provides detailed evaluations of collateral management systems and overviews of collateral management utilities and services.
This research provides background on the industry drivers affecting investment managers, and the tools and practices they currently use to manage investment management reference data.
Principal, Head of CutterResearch and CutterBenchmarking
Mary Storrs has over 30 years of experience working in the investment management industry. She has been with Cutter Associates for over 14 years, first as a consultant focusing on front office projects and subsequently with CutterResearch since its inception. Mary assumed leadership of the Research division in 2011 and continues to innovate the product to deliver the very best research available to the investment management community. At Cutter Associates, Mary has authored research reports in a variety of content areas including trading, portfolio management, transaction cost analysis, investment research management, and market data systems. She is currently responsible for the Research and Benchmarking teams. She oversees all the research Cutter Associates delivers to our members and ensures that content is relevant and timely. As Head of the Benchmarking team, Mary oversees CutterBenchmarking studies which allow our members to understand how they compare to their industry peers and their relative positioning with regards to industry best practices. Mary holds an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.S. from Boston College.