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Performance Measurement and Risk Management Starts with Good Data

Marc Rubenfeld, CIPM, Head of EMEA/APAC Solutions


Last week I chaired my second iPARM forum in Sydney, Australia. The forum is dedicated to the subject of performance measurement, attribution and risk management and featured speakers such as Kyle Ringrose from superannuation fund QSuper and Naresh Subramaniam from National Australia Bank sharing their views on some of the challenges their industries are facing.

The topics discussed over the two-day event were far reaching, spanning regulation, risk strategies, long horizon investments and tax strategies.  The potential for performance measurement, attribution and risk management is great and represents a new frontier of opportunity for the financial services firms that are able to take advantage.

regFor my opening remarks, I created the following word cloud to illustrate the performance and risk challenges attendees are facing based on the content in the iPARM program.

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Defining IBOR at TSAM

Mal Cullen, Head of the Americas and Eagle ACCESS℠


Last week I had the privilege of sitting on a panel discussion at the 2014 TSAM New York conference.

The theme of the panel was the Investment Book of Record (IBOR), a subject I have written about on this blog before. IBOR is one of the hottest topics in the financial industry and something many firms are looking to implement as they recognize the business benefits it can bring. Read More…

Are you ready to support IBOR?

Rob Erman, Managing Director, Head of Global Professional Services, Eagle Investment Systems


There has been a lot of press surrounding IBOR and as my colleague Marc Firenze mentioned in his article in Wall Street and Technology, achieving an accurate and consistent IBOR can prove elusive for some investment management firms. Assuming that they get past the daunting task of defining what IBOR means to them, they need an actionable plan to implement that solution. In our experience, the implementation can be achieved by holding key constituents accountable and monitoring their readiness. Since quality data is the foundation for these types of initiatives, we have developed a data-driven readiness assessment based on six key pillars. 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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