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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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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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Cutter Wealth

Cutter Wealth

Unparalleled insights for an exclusive community of wealth management leaders.

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MEMBER RESOURCES

Finding Alternatives: A Look at Exotic Investments and Other Untapped Opportunities
Sep 10, 2019

Allocations to alternative assets continue to grow, with a recent Preqin report estimating that alternative investments will reach USD 14 trillion worldwide by 2023. These assets often deliver higher returns compared to public assets and they can help to manage downside risk, but as more investors increase their allocations to private equity and real estate, other firms are looking to new areas to invest. In this paper, Cutter Associates discusses two types of investments: infrastructure, including Public-Private Partnerships (P3) investment in the United States, and music royalty rights.

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Exploring Cryptocurrency Investments
Jul 15, 2019

In this paper, Cutter Associates explains the background, characteristics, and types of cryptocurrencies, as well as some of the reasons institutional investors are interested in and skeptical about investing in them.

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Managed Data Services
Apr 23, 2019

This research into Managed Data Services (MDS) provides an overview of the types of data management services available, the factors driving investment managers to consider them, and how firms currently use them. It includes a summary of a broad range of MDS providers and services tailored to investment management needs.

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How Can Marketing Technology Drive Business Success?
Feb 1, 2019

CEOs today have higher expectations for CMOs and their teams. They want marketing to do more to attract new clients, serve existing clients, and grow AUM.

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Technology Innovation Pays Off
Jan 10, 2019

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.

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All-in-One or Standalone Solutions? Finding the Right Technology Strategy
Oct 3, 2018

This report contains the results of Cutter Associates research into the age-old debate between all-in-one and standalone (best of breed) solutions.

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