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“We see strong retail growth ahead, and are pleased that Archer was able to launch our initial offering so quickly."
Nick's experience in the industry and familiarity with investment management operations position him to succeed in helping investment firms to identify and eliminate barriers to growth.
To simplify entry into the SMA space, T. Rowe partnered with Archer for technology and operational support.
Archer's Matt Caulfield adds to the industry conversation about the potential impact from the DOL rule. "SMAs could benefit from advisors shifting assets out of commission accounts into fee-based advisory programs. And some institutional or mutual-fund focused shops are responding by developing or considering developing retail SMA or model-delivered versions of their strategies, Caulfield says."
Transforming investment management technology support is the obvious answer to managing complexity, cost, and growth, but complex systems and longstanding entrenchment in processes built over years are formidable barriers to change. Rather than fit their investment management business to legacy solutions for operations, investment managers must work with a change catalyst that is willing and able to fit a new solution to their business.
As the SEC continues its focus on cybersecurity, investment managers and broker-dealers are under intense pressure to be cyber-compliant. Not only must investment managers focus on protecting themselves and their customers from cyber attacks, they must now follow the SEC guidance to prevent fines and penalties resulting from a security breach.