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Electra Strengthens US Operations

March 30, 2015

By Anna Lyudvig, Wall Street Letter

Electra Information Systems (Electra), a provider of software solutions for the asset management industry, has expanded its US operations with the opening of the office in St. Petersburg, Florida. Andy Gnibus, manager of data services, will lead this office for the firm. The opening of the Florida office was a strategic investment to diversify geographical locations for the operations team. This will support the ongoing business continuity planning for the global firm and will further protect clients from unpredictable threats.

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Electra Adds Reconciliation Functionality

February 27, 2015

By Anna Lyudvig, Wall Street Letter

Electra Information Systems (Electra), a provider of software solutions for the asset management industry, has released Electra Reconciliation Dynamic Snapshot, a real time month-end reconciliation feature. Gabriel Khanan, director of consulting services at Electra Information Systems, said this component gives users the ability to re-reconcile a final month-end reconciliation incorporating real-time transaction and cash balance changes.

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Electra Tackles Month-End Recs Problem

February 25, 2015

By Ryan Boysen, FTF News

Dynamic Snapshot, the latest addition to Electra Information Systems’ Recs platform, is intended to help firms automate secondary, month-end reconciliations. For some reconciliations professionals working in post-trade operations, it can seem like some jobs just don’t end when they’re supposed to. This is especially true when it comes to performing month-end reconciliations, where back-dated transactions from prime brokers and other counterparties can often come through days or even weeks after the actual end of the month, forcing Recs personnel to go back and update the previous month’s books and records.

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Electra Releases Dynamic Snapshot for Reconciliation

February 25, 2015

By Dan DeFrancesco, Buy-Side Technology

Electra Information Systems has announced the release of Dynamic Snapshot, a new part of its Electra Reconciliation platform that allows users to re-reconcile month-end reconciliation with real-time transaction and cash balance changes. Dynamic Snapshot finds back-dated transactions and applies them to the previous period's reconciliation. This allows late-reported items to be automatically integrated into the reconciliation record, therefore ensuring asset value calculations are accurate.

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Electra Shares 2015 Outlook with Markets Media

December 24, 2014

John Landry, Markets Media

What were the major themes of your business in 2014?

Our primary focus in 2014 was helping buy-side managers adapt to a changing environment, from regulatory mandates, including tighter settlement deadlines, to the continued increase in transaction complexity and volume to and increased investor due diligence of internal controls. Electra continued to expand the depth and breadth of our Electra Data network while producing major new releases of FailSafe and Fee Billing.

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Buy-Side Technology Awards 2014: Best Buy-Side Reconciliation Platform/Service – Electra Information Systems

November 21, 2014

By James Rundle, Waters Technology

It’s been a busy few years for Electra Information Systems. From a large-scale implementation with AQR—covered extensively by Waters in 2013—through to forming an alliance with Eagle Investment Systems and hiring a new COO in the form of Scott Rhodes, the New York-headquartered firm has been making waves. Thanks to its flagship Electra Reconciliations platform, Electra has unseated long-time winner SmartStream to take the honors in the best buy-side reconciliation platform category in this year’s awards.

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The Inefficient Back Office: A Checklist of Pain Points

November 07, 2014

Ian Danic, Wall Street and Technology

Many firms consider their reconciliation process fully automated, but "automated" doesn't necessarily mean "efficient."

Have you considered the costs associated with an inefficient back office? Functions such as settlements, data management, reconciliation, performance measurement, fee management, corporate actions, and collateral management play a significant role in determining an investment management firm's profitability and credibility.

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How to Stretch IBOR for Ops

August 13, 2014

By Eugene Grygo, FTF News

BMO Global Asset Management has been able to stretch an investment book of record (IBOR) across its front, middle and back offices to boost Ops and keep the front office happy.

When BMO Global Asset Management was splicing together two registered investment advisor businesses – the result of an acquisition – the firm had no idea that one day it would be stretching an investment book of record (IBOR) across its front, middle and back offices and advancing the firm’s accounting system, performance platform and settlement process.

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Step Away from the Excel Spreadsheets

July 30, 2014

By Eugene Grygo, FTF News

Julie O’Connor, COO for Johnston Asset Management, details how she guided the firm away from a billing system based on a massive Excel spreadsheet and to an automated platform.

It’s likely that Julie O’Connor, the chief operating officer (COO) for Johnston Asset Management, doesn’t miss the burden of sorting through the endless cells, rows and add-ins of a gigantic Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to complete the invoicing process for the SEC-registered investment advisor based in Stamford, Conn.

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Electra Launches Billing 3.0

June 25, 2014

Electra Information Systems, a provider of software solutions for the asset management industry, has launched Electra Billing 3.0, the firm’s workflow-based revenue management solution.

It provides customizable fee billing, including performance fees and complex fee schedules, Electra says in a statement.

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