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Swiss Surprise

By David Lewis | 1/28/2015
senior vice president, Astec Analytics,
SunGard's capital markets business
No one suspected Switzerland would stop pegging its currency to the euro.

The New Scalability: How Hedge Funds Can Achieve Growth Under Pressure

By Dae Kim, COO, SunGard's Hedge360 solution | 1/28/2015
As scale becomes synonymous with success, smaller hedge funds face a fight to survive.

How to Determine ROI for Finance Initiatives

By Berl Kaufman, senior manager, SunGard's global trading business | 1/27/2015
Once a finance team is contemplating a transformation initiative, it faces the daunting task of justifying the expenditure.

Are You Ready to Make Bank Debt Your Business?

By Scott Alintoff | 1/27/2015
SunGard's asset management business
Hedge funds must carefully review the people and processes, operations and expertise that bank debt demands before investing in this powerful but challenging asset class.

Improving Data Collection & Data Dissemination Within Central Banks

Central banks need to increase their focus on collecting the right data and then turning it into actionable insights using business intelligence.

The Three Rs of 2015: Breaking Down Risk Roadblocks

The dawn of the new year provides us with an opportunity to explore the game changing risk and regulatory trends that are set to impact the industry this year.

Boutique Asset Managers Act Big, Remain Nimble & Grow Cautiously for Success

By Paul Compton | 1/15/2015
head of strategy,
SunGard's asset management business
Boutique investment managers have to be cognizant of the challenges that scale can create in their ability to enter and exit positions.

Make Decisions that Drive Performance

By Jonathan Broch | 1/15/2015
head of pre-sales and product strategy, private equity solutions,
SunGard's asset management business
For private equity general partners and limited partners, one of the most important decisions affecting performance is a firm’s technological infrastructure.

Is Collateral Management a Front-Office Function?

By Ted Allen | 1/14/2015
vice president, collateral management,
SunGard's capital markets business
The traditional role of a collateral management team - managing a portfolio of CSAs – has now expanded far beyond that scope.

Investors See Competitive Advantage in Boutique Asset Managers

By Paul Compton | 1/14/2015
head of strategy,
SunGard's asset management business
Boutique asset managers typically have fewer resources. Their inability to track rapidly changing rules creates risk, which can put barriers up around where they invest.