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Investment Operations and the Blockchain Evolution

Most experts agree that a blockchain-supported distributed ledger has the potential to supercharge the securities settlement process, adding ease, efficiency, transparency, and precision by unifying parties’ access to a single, distributed, gold copy of each transaction.

Archer Unveils Business Intelligence Dashboards for Asset Managers

(April 27, 2018) Archer today announced a major release of its award-winning technology platform, adding a suite of business intelligence dashboards to help investment managers engage with colleagues and clients.

Moving Forward Fast: Pursuing New Growth

Asset managers move forward fast to keep up with change, and imperfect adaptations to changing conditions can lead to operational inefficiencies. When an operational restart is impractical, selective outsourcing allows managers to explore beyond current products and pursue new opportunities for growth.

 

Talk About the Weather: Addressing FINRA’S Focus, 2018

Recent natural disasters and weather events make the need for business continuity plans (BCPs) more evident than ever before. Here are three things to keep in mind:

A New “Operations Bill of Rights”

Six core principles that provide a strong foundation for outsourcing operations.

Using Operations to Prepare for the Future

For firms seeking to successfully navigate an uncertain future, operations can provide a strong base to prepare for the unpredictable.

 

Benefits Found in the Cloud

The benefits of cloud-based services are many, and collectively empower investment management firms by unleashing their strategic potential.

Successfully Navigating a Technology Conversion

Having experienced years of successful conversions both in-house and as an external operations partner, here are what I believe to be the critical, foundational issues for ensuring a smooth on-boarding process and laying the ground work for future success when it comes to technology innovation.

Archer Ranked Among the Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology FAST 500™

Archer’s close collaboration with its clients is the primary factor driving the firm’s growth. Bryan Dori, Archer CEO, said, "We’re all about enabling AUM growth for our clients. Open communication and idea sharing across the firm and with our clients enable us to discover new ways to simplify middle and back office processes as managers expand distribution channels, participate in M&A activity, and take on increased account volume and investment complexity.”