Buy-side asset managers are exposed to and have copious amounts of data available on every conceivable aspect of their investment operations. With this incredible volume, investors need to address a few key issues: 1) The necessity of aggregated data with a single source of truth, 2) Cloud-implementation and the desire for data platforms that are agile, adjustable, and scalable, 3) Ever-changing regulatory landscapes and concerns around futureproofing and lowered TCO, and 4) The shift from a traditional build model to a model where firms buy and build on top.
Over the past decade, there have been many developments in the practices and debates around data platforms and managed service solutions. Given the sheer volume of data and the effort required to cull and curate it – as well as how central data is to supporting core business operations – more companies are turning to modern financial data platforms and managed services providers to optimise how they manage their data and operations.
This report, sponsored by Arcesium, features a whitepaper on data management strategies for asset managers – and why modern data platforms are must-haves – alongside a roundtable debate with senior leaders on the changing operations landscape, and an interview on data strategy execution.