Investment Operations

The asset management industry continues to change, forcing firms to rapidly transform their operational efficiency, portfolio management capabilities, and distribution support.

Asset Managers are focusing on operational agility to respond to these challenges. Customizing the operating models and technology solutions creates nimble platforms that enable strategic growth.

Central to this strategy is the need for a data-centric operating model, where data is real-time, reliable, and ready for use across the firm. Our Investment Operations team helps you transform your operating model to propel your business strategy.

Hear about the difference between outsourcing success and failure.

Investment Operations Consulting Services

Front to Back Assessment

Holistically review and analyze the design, alignment, and effectiveness of the front, middle, and back offices of your organization.

Outsourcing & Vendor Solution Analysis

Weigh the benefits of outsourcing functions to a service provider vs. executing an internal reorganization and leveraging vendor solutions.

Target Operating Model Assessment

Assess and design your target operating model and roadmap toward your business transformation to increase efficiency, reduce operational risk, and better support your investment team.

Due Diligence

Lead activities from RFP through Proof of Concept to deeply assess vendors or service providers to guide your investment firm in the selection of a partner.

Operational Re-Engineering

Optimize your operating model by implementing improvements to the structure of internal teams, the tasks they perform, and how they interface with and oversee any service providers and vendors.

Delivery & Implementation

Execute activities to reorganize your operating model and/or convert to a service provider or vendor solution.

Transforming outdated operating models and technology stacks to support the asset manager’s strategic goals and achieve operational alpha.

Featured Insights

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Data Darwinism:  Evolution of Master Data Management

by | Sep 13, 2023 | Client Experience,Data Management,Investment Operations | 0 Comments

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the asset management industry experienced a seismic shift. Firms were forced to discard traditional sales methods like...

Evolving Op Models: Driving OMS Rationalization

by | Jul 11, 2023 | Investment Operations | 0 Comments

Managing the investment lifecycle is becoming increasingly complex for asset managers. Many are realizing that their existing operating models must evolve to remain...

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Accelerating Outsourcing Due Diligence: Fast Pass or Fiasco?

by | Jun 7, 2023 | blog-homepage,Investment Operations | 0 Comments

In the wake of the tumultuous post-COVID years, it’s not surprising that many asset managers are eager to migrate to a service provider’s robust operating model and...

NAV Errors on the Rise: Why Controls Matter More Than Ever

by | Jun 1, 2023 | Investment Operations | 0 Comments

Ignites recently reported that the number of fund companies reporting net asset value errors increased by 29% in 2022 compared to 2021, with 129 of those funds...

Business Transformation – Don’t Drop the Data Ball!

by | May 10, 2023 | Investment Operations | 0 Comments

While middle office transformation remains a priority for asset managers, many are realizing that there is a direct correlation between success and their data...

Beyond RFPs: Why Comprehensive Due Diligence is Critical

by | Apr 27, 2023 | Investment Operations | 0 Comments

Performing robust due diligence when searching for an outsourcing partner may someday go from a best practice to a regulatory requirement. This past...

Are You Prepared for T+1 Settlement?

by | Apr 13, 2023 | Investment Operations | 0 Comments

The markets have been tumultuous these last few years, and this whirlwind of volatility has hastened the need for change, driving the upcoming move to T+1 settlement....

Embarking on Operational Transformation… Wait, how’s Your Data?

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Investment Operations | 0 Comments

Data quality and data capabilities within an asset management organization are vital when addressing operational transformation. Often, data practices are an...

Chicken or the Egg? Sequencing Front-to-Back Transformation to Maximize Value

by | Apr 4, 2022 | Investment Operations | 0 Comments

The ever-changing landscape of the financial markets continues to influence how investment managers evolve to keep pace. Increasingly, firms are shifting from a...

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