What is Greenwashing: The not-so-green side of ESG investing

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is one of the most important trends in investment management and is increasingly becoming a huge business.   The value of investments in financial products that claim to abide by ESG rules is US$35tn, as reported in The Economist, February 2022 edition. It quotes Bloomberg, which predicts this will pass …

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From complex to simple: Data security

Investors face a market of near-infinite detail while targeting one simple outcome: returns. However, the unnecessarily complex nature of managing data can both compromise critical information and take time away from nurturing key assets. Investment managers possess the expertise to process these millions of data points and craft strategies that drive returns for investors. But …

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Careful what you attach to email: How an excel document resulted in 50,000 superannuation fund member records being compromised

Traditionally, investment managers use spreadsheets to manage their data. However, over the past few years, investment managers are more aware of spreadsheet risk and most are keen to reduce their reliance on spreadsheets. When we ask them about spreadsheet risk, most raise the prevalence of errors in spreadsheets.

AlphaCert appoints Stephen Dickens as Head of Professional Services to expand customer offering

AlphaCert is passionate about making the complex simple for our customers and ensuring we add value. As part of our strategy to support our customers’ success, AlphaCert is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Dickens who joins as Head of Professional Services. This highlights a commitment to our customers and partners. Stephen is tasked …

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Alpha Chats: What the Russia-Ukraine conflict means for your superannuation

James Milne, Head of Product at AlphaCert and Stephen Huppert, Independent Consultant and Advisor caught up to discuss the current Russia-Ukraine conflict, and what it means for the superannuation industry. In this episode, James and Stephen discuss the consequences of this invasion for superannuation funds and other institutional investors, and how they can understand their …

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What does it take to become a leader in investment data management?

How an investment management firm manages its data is crucial, which means it’s essential to have the right platforms in place. Last year, AlphaCert published a data management maturity model to help investment management organisations identify where they currently sit on the data management maturity curve and where they might want to aim. Organisations can use the …

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ESG data and your RI strategy

Intelligent investors know that there is more to what drives investment returns than what gets reported in financial reports. These investors understand that assets don’t thrive if they ignore environmental, social issues, corporate governance or ethical issues (something referred to as ESG). We all recognise that responsible investing (RI 1) will evolve to become more transparent …

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Alpha Chats: IBR FundTech Conference Highlights

James Milne, Head of Product at AlphaCert and Frank Coyle, Head of Product Development at AlphaCert caught up to discuss the wide-ranging topic of security. In this episode, James and Frank discuss information security, cybersecurity, and all the threats, impacts and mitigations around security that AlphaCert manage as an application software provider. In particular, AlphaCert’s …

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