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The Essential Link Between Reconciliation and Golden Source Data

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 reconcil...

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Hedge Funds: Choose the Right Partners to Meet Investors’ Operational Due Diligence

By Todd Sloan Over the last few years, our clients across the investment management community have seen a heightened focus on operational due diligence driven by a surge of institutional money into hedge funds. In addition, several fraud cases have caused significant losses for even the savviest investors. Regulators are also shining a bright light on hedge funds as they have gained popu...

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Why Intelligence Augmentation is the Buy-Side’s AI Answer to Solving Persistent Reconciliation Challenges

By Todd Sloan Practical artificial intelligence (AI) use cases and applications in buy-side reconciliation and post-trade operations are prevalent, yet many have yielded uneven and questionable results. AI can go only so far to autonomously solve the operational problems investment management firms face. The solution? An intelligence augmentation (IA) approach to AI. Artificial intellige...

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The Security Illusion in the Face of COVID-19

By Scott Rhodes and Todd Sloan When we think about the transition from office worker to home worker, we think first about IT security: “lock it down!” Unfortunately, that mantra misses the big picture. McKinsey & Company says the most valuable asset of a firm is its people, and it is the operations-intensive environment of investment management reconciliation that underscores this sentim...

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