Data Management

Daniel McCarthy and Frank Coyle

AlphaCert’s ISO 27001 journey and the changing cybersecurity landscape

AlphaCert’s Executive General Manager Daniel McCarthy and Head of IT and Security Frank Coyle sit down in our latest podcast to discuss AlphaCert’s ISO 27001 and the changing cybersecurity landscape. They explore how product businesses can best keep customer data secure, and the changing standards that govern how to manage and identify risks, alongside the key steps organisations approaching ISO 27001 should take.

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AlphaCert and Australian Food Super sign agreement to deliver APRA SRS 550 reporting efficiencies and automate complex investment data

Sydney, Australia – AlphaCert is pleased to welcome Australian Food Super (formerly AMIST) as a customer in the automation of their investment data, and specifically APRA SRS 550 reporting via AlphaCert’s regulatory reporting suite. Scott Taylor, AphaCert COO, said “We are delighted to be partnering with Australian Food Super and are focused on delivering efficiency and

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What is a data driven operating model in the context of Investment Operations?

Key themes from IBR Investment Operations Challenges 2023 Forum in Sydney – By Scott Taylor, COO Scott Taylor, COO of AlphaCert recently attended and spoke as a panel member at the IBR Investment Operations Challenges 2023 Forum in Sydney where the following themes were discussed. Our next blog by the panel facilitator Stephen Huppert ,

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Becoming an insights-driven organisation: How leveraging data experts can improve investment management practices

Investment managers share a common objective: seamless, integrated data flows that inform and empower teams to deliver value through actionable insights. Data can have immense value if integrated, sorted, and presented in a meaningful way – the challenge is actually making progress towards that ideal future state.

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What is instrument mastering and how can it help your business?

Instrument mastering is increasingly important in an asset-driven world and there are big risks for those who do not get it right.   Instrument Mastering is a component of data mastering – a process that involves linking or merging unmastered data sources with another master data record. An unmastered data source is one that has not

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Changing tack: embracing ‘interoperability’ and decentralised data management 

AlphaCert COO Scott Taylor comments on key insights from the Fund Summit. The 9th Fund Summit in Melbourne highlighted the emerging trend towards data decentralisation and governance – looking at how firms can leverage interoperability within their service provider ecosystem.  AlphaCert Founder and CEO Phil Pietersen was part of a thought leadership panel presenting on

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Strengthening investment governance for Australian superannuation funds

In July 2022, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released an updated Investment Governance Prudential Standard, SPS 530 that commences shortly on 1 January 2023. APRA announced that superannuation fund trustees, “must maintain a sound investment governance framework, which focuses on managing relevant risks and returns.”  Why is investment governance important?  Investment governance sees that

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Data quality: What good, clean data can do for your business  

The 7th Investment Data and Technology Summit (IDT) in Sydney highlighted the importance of data and technology in investment management and how companies must understand both in order to stay ahead.  The summit focused on front-office data and technology use cases and considerations, as well as organisational themes around data governance, technology architecture and business

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