Monthly Archives: August 2015

Eagle gives back with Third Annual Day of Service

Mal Cullen, Chief Executive Officer

I am pleased to share that the third annual Eagle Day of Service was yet another great success! The Day of Service has become a wonderful tradition so foremost, I want extend a big thank you to the dedicated employees and incredible organizations that make this day possible. Nearly 200 employees donated their time to work at nine local nonprofits around New England. In total, a new record of almost 500 hours of service were provided to organizations including:

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Enterprise data management is about more than an operational data store

Marc Rubenfeld, CIPM, Head of Eagle Solutions EMEA/APAC

dmSome think when it comes to enterprise data management systems that it’s purely about the integration and validation of different data from different sources and its movement downstream for use elsewhere in the business. This was certainly a view I heard repeated at a recent conference I spoke at in London that attracted business, data and IT professionals from investment management firms across Europe.

While handling active, current operational data is a crucial element of data management, it is just one aspect that is more appropriately described as an operational data store (ODS). There are other aspects, such as enriching, mastering, warehousing and “mart-ing”, that make data management a much broader discipline that can underpin fundamental processes and functions across the whole business.

Take the handling of accumulated historical position data to provide a permanent book of record, for example. Often referred to as the data warehouse, this is an incredibly powerful area of data management. Managed correctly, this data has the granularity, detail and analytical capacity required for risk management, performance measurement and attribution, regulatory reporting and compliance monitoring. It’s here – rather than in the ODS – that different asset classes, like private equity or real estate, are typically merged with equities for portfolio-level analysis. Not all data management systems provide this warehousing function and instead focus solely on the ODS side of things, but in order realise the full potential of their data, firms need their EDM platforms to be able to do both.

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