By Todd Sloan
Investment managers maintain multiple copies of the same data throughout their post-trade environment often relying on manual activities to distribute and reconcile internal data movement. As more investment managers embrace the use of a central data repository to store important investment accounting and client-related information, it is increasingly important for reconciliation to play a key role to ensure all related systems across the front, middle and back offices are fully synchronized using the same golden source data. By doing so, firms can eliminate or significantly reduce the risks associated with delivering inaccurate or outdated information to downstream systems.
There are many challenges when distributing data between the golden source and the systems that rely on this information.