Monthly Archives: May 2013

Welcome to Eagle Exchange, the blog of Eagle Investment Systems.

John Lehner, President and CEO Eagle Investment Systems


As your business has evolved over the past several years, so, too, has ours. We realize that unexpected changes, challenges and opportunities have become the norm in the new frontier of the financial services industry and we are committed to helping our clients navigate unfamiliar territory. Eagle Investment Systems strives to be more than just a solutions provider—we view ourselves an extension of our clients. In keeping with our commitment to help clients stay at the forefront of industry changes, we have offered up a variety of information to our clients and industry peers to keep you informed on issues of interest in our industry. We hope that you have found value in our events, white papers, videos, webinars and quarterly Eagle Insight newsletter. In hopes of providing you with the most timely and useful content possible, we are proud to now launch the Eagle Exchange, our industry blog.

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Stay Ahead of the Security Curve

Mal Cullen, Head of the Americas and Eagle ACCESS℠


The rise of cloud computing adoption in the financial services industry has caused a shift in the risks that investment managers must manage. These risks are quickly evolving and difficult to keep abreast of without specialized staff. At Eagle, we realized that it’s no longer enough for us to align with our clients as financial services and software specialists; we must also be information security and risk specialists. Investment managers often focus on cost-efficiency and streamlined processes when assessing their cloud providers, but security and risk management should be stressed equally. It came as no surprise to us that in a recent Eagle client survey, more than 75% of asset managers plan to increase risk management expenditures over the next 1-2 years.

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Efficient Monthly Reporting Shouldn’t Be Risky Business

Steve O’Loughlin, Product Manager, Investment Accounting


Are you feeling the pressure to shorten monthly reporting timeframes? If you are like many fund companies, you are looking to improve operational efficiencies but face the task of producing timely information without introducing the operational risk of data inaccuracies. For US mutual funds, daily net asset values are calculated on trade date +1 (T+1) and the industry generally accepts that a fund’s portfolio data is not current on any given business day. However, this is not true for monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reporting periods. In month-end reporting, trades that occur on month-end are required to be included in month-end reporting. We’ve seen a wide range of solutions aimed at addressing this issue—from manual workarounds to entire subsystems.

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