May 23, 2016

Cutter Associates recently completed their members-only spring research meetings in New York, London, and Boston, attracting more than 300 senior investment technology and operations professionals from over 100 investment management firms.

Cutter Associates hosts meetings twice yearly in each location to present their latest research on trends and technologies impacting the investment management business. The spring research provided insights into Performance Measurement and Attribution, Market Data Administration, and Cloud Computing, topics driven by members themselves. “Our growing membership drives the topics on our research calendar, and these topics were front of mind for them,” noted Mary Storrs, Head of CutterResearch. “Members were enthusiastic about the presentations, which provoked great discussions during the networking breaks.”

Gordon McKellar, COO of Future Fund and attending for the first time, remarked, “This was a positive experience. Hearing directly from the research analysts and having the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers and industry participants was extremely beneficial and provided valuable insights across a broad range of topics.”

Attendees also had opportunities to see product demonstrations from 24 exhibiting vendors, and to participate in lively exchanges with expert panelists on experiences and challenges related to the research topics. Guest speakers included representatives from State Street’s Emerging Technology Center, who came to the Boston meeting to discuss blockchain, which seems to be the #1 topic in Fintech today.

Cutter Associates holds its next round of member meetings in October and November, and the topics on the agenda include Managing Fintech, Mastering Client/Account/Product Data, and Risk Management Systems.

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Cutter Associates, LLC serves the operational and technology needs of the global asset management industry, providing clients the tools and services they need to be successful. By leveraging multi-faceted expertise and an unrivaled knowledgebase, Cutter Associates provides clients truly independent research, exclusive member-only events, custom operations benchmarking, and a global consultancy for strategic advice on and delivery of operational and technology excellence. Cutter Associates works with the world’s leading asset managers, providers and servicers. Headquartered in Hingham, MA, Cutter Associates has subsidiaries in Canada and the UK, and is on the Web at

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