Sovereign Wealth Funds Make Increasing Use of Enterprise Technology

John Legrand, Managing Director, Head of EMEA/APAC, Eagle Investment Systems


In my position, I am fortunate to have a view across many markets within the EMEA and APAC regions. This affords me great insight into how the investment landscape varies between geographies. A trend I have seen over the past three years in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East markets is an increased interest in our products coming from sovereign wealth funds, central banks and other publicly managed money pools (e.g. pension funds). Read More…

A Commitment to Community: Eagle’s First Ever Day of Service

John Lehner, President and CEO Eagle Investment Systems


Today, over 140 Eagle employees from Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut will participate in Eagle’s first ever Day of Service. I am proud to be a part of an organization where such a large number of employees have committed their time to helping others and I am even more delighted to share that the genesis of this day came from our own employees voicing a desire to give back to the community in the aftermath of recent tragic events in Boston and Connecticut and in remembrance of September 11. Read More…

Upgrade Portfolio Management by Managing Multi-source Data

Joel Kornblum, Managing Director, Regional Sales Director


Do you have a variety of front-office users with different business needs? Do you struggle to support those needs because you are managing multiple sources of data? The process by which your portfolios are reported is often as diverse as the end-users of this information and likely includes data fed from a myriad of vendors. There is no best single source for all your investment data and many portfolio managers are hindered by system limitations due to how data is structured and stored.

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Avoid Common Pitfalls in Data Quality Programs

Jeremy Skaling, Head of Product Management


Recently I participated on a panel at an industry event where the group was asked to comment on common pitfalls with data management projects. I identified three key challenges that firms face:

  • • Not having proper data governance plans and organizational support
  • • Implementing data checks at the wrong location and/or having the wrong people reviewing them
  • • Not tailoring data quality checks to a company’s business or the needs of the consumers

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Top Two Reasons You Should Consider Economic Exposure-Based Performance Analysis

By Richard Mailhos, Product Manager, Eagle Investment Systems


What is the exposure of your investment portfolio? Is it the daily priced market value of each position in your portfolio? Or is it the total economic exposure of all positions? Economic exposure is the notional market value of all positions, providing a more accurate picture of leverage in a portfolio. Notional values are often ignored or simply not supported by most custodians and accounting systems. At Eagle, we produce notional values through our enrichment engine as a value-add to accounting processes. Here we list some key reasons you may be missing the full picture if you aren’t looking at notional market value:

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Real-Time Tax Accounting in Portfolio Management

Steve O’Loughlin, Product Manager, Investment Accounting


In an ideal world having up-to-date tax information for a portfolio, whether it a mutual fund or a taxable retail brokerage account, is desirable for tax planning decision making and planning purposes. However, embedding tax accounting in high volume real-time processing is a daunting challenge. Adding to the challenge, aggregating and storing all tax data in a real-time environment is simply not viable or practical. Therefore, making intelligent decisions about which types of tax data are available for real-time processing is critical and should be evaluated based upon the needs of individual clients.

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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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Going Mobile: Mobile Investment Data at Your Fingertips

Jeremy Skaling, Head of Product Management


If you find yourself glued to a smart phone or tablet, you are not alone. Last year, mobile data spending outpaced voice expenditures for the first time. If the general population is consuming most data via mobile devices, it’s naturally where individuals will gravitate to monitor investment data. In anticipation of this shift, we have made strides in bringing investment management software to your fingertips. Last year, we started working with MicroStrategy® Incorporated to integrate the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform™ with Eagle’s portfolio management solution. With this collaboration, Eagle clients will be able to access highly visual dashboards and portfolio data on the web, on mobile devices, or via Microsoft Office applications to perform portfolio analytics and in-depth risk and performance analyses.

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