- Is there ever a ‘single version of the truth’ for investment reporting?
- Managing the leap from vendor selection to service provider relationship
- Investment reporting: sophistication doesn’t have to mean complexity
- Three ways to tell if your client reporting is at the heart of your client servicing.
- Mandatory vs discretionary documentation: a tale of two processes?
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Investment reporting: sophistication doesn’t have to mean complexity
Just because you are looking for more sophistication in your investment reporting, this doesn’t have to result in more complexity, writes Abbey Shasore, CEO, Factbook. The primary driver for most firms that are looking to upgrade their investment reporting is processes – it is taking far too long and there are very few controls in place. One remedy may be to investigate whether the data being used is correct. Unverified data certainly creates a major...
Mandatory vs discretionary documentation: a tale of two processes?
What impact, if any, does the obligation around issuing documentation have on how they are produced within asset management firms? For example, are mandatory documents such as KIIDs (or KIDs) dealt with differently to discretionary documents such as factsheets? The co-existence of mandatory versus discretionary documentation within client reporting is an interesting one. Over many years working with blue-chip buy-side firms, it is not uncommon to see a divergence between functions...
The key to unlocking your golden source reporting data
Within the buy-side there is a strong argument for committing fund data into a single repository, fit for any purpose – but especially for investment reporting. In this way investment management firms can seamlessly improve the timeliness, volume and personalisation of their reporting outputs – whilst potentially also using less resource and mitigating risk. Many firms have highly paid analysts looking at spreadsheets of data from Bloomberg, S&P, Morningstar, external fund managers, fund accounting...
LGPS Central selects Factbook for factsheets, client reports and data automation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LGPS Central selects Factbook for factsheets, client reports and data automation Factbook, a specialist provider of client reporting, fund reporting and data automation solutions to the investment community, today announces that LGPS Central has selected Factbook’s industry leading Studio10™ technology platform to populate and produce their Client Reports, Factsheets and automate their data ingress processes. “We faced a number of challenges with complex processes. Handling and transforming data from custodians and...
The ties that bind: merging your investment reporting operations
Any asset manager that has grown its AuM rapidly will know that its investment reporting processes can come under severe strain during that period. If mergers and acquisitions are added to the melting pot the situation becomes even more complex, often with multiple reporting processes or applications in play in various geographic centers, serving different client types with different expectations in different locations. The outcome can be a high degree of duplicated effort, inefficiencies, and...
Who pays the price for a delayed fund launch?
Summary: Asset managers have a problem with fund launches, because of the numerous stakeholders involved. The lack of governance is a problem for the asset manager because teams cannot easily identify the chokepoints in the process. The major issue with this situation is workflow. The complexity of fund launches is over complicated, involving multiple parties, and duplication of effort. The reputational damage from a fund launch delay, the costs of a service that is...
Client reporting: can overexposure blur your vision?
Abbey Shasore, CEO, Factbook, discusses how buy-side firms must balance the regulatory and client demands for transparency with the risk of data overkill. The drive toward openness within the investment management industry has been gathering pace for many years now, but certainly went through the gears since the crash of 2008. Investors and regulators alike have viewed the need for information sharing and clarity as priorities since the opaque investment structures of the...
Factbook CEO to speak at Client Reporting and Comms Conference on London 16-17 November
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Factbook, a specialist provider of fund reporting, marketing and data management solutions to the investment community will be exhibiting at Client Reporting and Communications Conference 2011. Abbey Shasore, Factbook CEO commented, "I am pleased that, once again, Factbook will be participating in what has become a major event on the Investment Reporting calendar. Opportunities to openly discuss issues that our future clients care about, and which affect how they look after their clients, helps shape...
Factbook to Sponsor TSAM Europe 2011 – London – 8 March 2011
Factbook, a specialist provider of fund reporting, marketing and data management solutions to the investment community will be sponsoring, and exhibiting at TSAM Europe 2011. Regarding what is certainly a very current topic, Abbey Shasore, Factbook CEO, will be speaking on the main panel discussions on preparing for UCITS IV, with a specific emphasis on the challenges investment managers are facing in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID) delivery process. “With the implementation deadline of...