March 05 - 07, 2019
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Palm Harbor, FL
Whitepaper & Media Center
[Webinar] - 2018 InvestOps Report Findings: Priorities and Challenges for Heads of Operations
WBR Insights & SimCorp recently surveyed 100 North American Heads of Investment Operations from buy-side asset management firms, hedge funds, and institutional investors on their strategic priorities, challenges and key initiatives for 2018. The survey results reveal an emerging theme where operations are becoming recognized as providing a competitive advantage to the buy side.Watch this webinar to hear professionals from Aegon USA and SimCorp discuss the key findings and to hear more about what your peers are experiencing today and focusing on for the future.
[Whitepaper] - What Is Reporting Costing You?
In Q3 of 2018 SimCorp Coric commissioned WBR Insights to conduct research with 100 senior finance executives responsible for reporting and communication. The research prioritized buy-side firms, including: pension funds, insurance companies, wealth managers, and asset managers. The interviews were conducted by appointment over the telephone. WBR Insights aggregated and anonymized the results of the survey, and the resulting information is presented here along with analysis from SimCorp Coric.
What is reporting costing you? Pt2
We surveyed 100 executives from buy-side investment managers on the evolution of the state of communications and reporting in their organizations. The results solidify our expectations; principally that in general, the complexity of communications is increasing, investment will be required to meet future demand, and efficiencies will need to be gained in order to provide clients with the highest quality experience possible.
Investment Operations - Regulatory Compliance
Buy-side Firms Must Invest in IT to Meet Challenges of Regulatory Compliance.The wave of new challenges hitting buy-side firms are impacting the ways in which they operate greatly. Amidst the rising number and increasing complexity of new regulation, buy-side firms and administration companies around the globe are left scrambling to keep up with changes in order to minimize risk, and guarantee compliance at the lowest cost and with the lowest operational impact. Read the full article here
Will Blockchain Technology Revolutionize Buy-side Operations?
This article explores Blockchain technology and reveals how it is likely to effect buy-side operations. Also find out:- Blockchain and the Buy-side- Savings and Efficiencies- Existing Projects and Trials- Industry predictionsRead the full article here
Realizing Growth Through Operational Agility
Both IT and Operations are critical to success in the investment management industry today, and either facilitate or frustrate a firm’s performance: Achieving superior operational agility allows you to pursue the full range of growth strategies while operating more efficiently than competitors, ultimately yielding “operational alpha”. In this report, we assess the degree of operational agility in buy-side firms, as well as the degree of confidence that executives have in the ability of their investment platform to support growth.
Operations as a Competitive Advantage for the Buy Side
In Q4 of 2017 SimCorp commissioned WBR Insights to conduct a survey of 100 Heads of Investment Operations based in North America. The research prioritised firms on the buy side, including Asset Management firms, Institutional Investors etc. Respondents to the survey were Directors/Heads of Investment Operations, Head of Derivatives Operations, Head of Securities Operations or others of an equal standing. The survey was conducted by appointment over the telephone. The results were compiled and anonymized and presented here with analysis and commentary from SimCorp and the WBR Insights research team.
2017 Event Highlights
In March 2017, Tampa transformed into a buy side investment operations hub for 2 days. With 169 total attendees and over 50% of them representing buy side heads of investment operations, InvestOps Leaders Summit delivered on its promise to create the market leading buy side event.
Want even more reading material? View whitepapers and reports from our 2018 event.2018 Media Center