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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

Behavioral Analysis in Investment Management
Oct 28, 2019

The purpose of behavioral analysis in investment management is to examine active investment management decisions and create a plan to improve behaviors detrimental to alpha generation. This whitepaper offers an introduction into the pressures investment managers are under that are driving them to use behavioral analysis, common types of behaviors that jeopardize alpha, and a summary of providers of behavioral analysis software and services.

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Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
Oct 25, 2019

This report contains the results of Cutter Associates research on governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) for investment management. It includes information on industry issues and trends, challenges and best practices, and GRC systems.

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Alternative Investments
Oct 25, 2019

This report on alternative investments provides information about solutions that can be used at various stages of the investment lifecycle, including systems that support contact management, due diligence, deal pipeline management, document management, portfolio construction, portfolio monitoring and analysis, and operational support.

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ESG Investing
Oct 25, 2019

This research investigates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, the state of the market, and challenges experienced by asset owners and asset managers. It profiles third-party products that offer ESG data, ratings, evaluation, and services.

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Sustainable Investment in an Era of Sharpening Focus
Sep 24, 2019

Steady growth in investors’ interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG ) issues means additional considerations in the investment process, demands for more and better information, and pleas for standards. This paper explores aspects of ESG investing, including industry initiatives, changing regulations, the focus on climate change, and debates on investment performance.

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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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