Data Management

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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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.

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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Getting senior buy in to improve investment data management

You might have tried our Investment Data Maturity assessment and thought to yourself that there are improvements you can make to the way your fund manages investment data. If that’s the case, you need to quickly consider getting buy-in from a senior leader within your fund. Like any project, senior or executive buy-in is an …

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[Video] Alpha Chats: Security

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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[Video] Alpha Chats: Portfolio Holdings Disclosure

On August 6, James Milne, Head of Product at AlphaCert and Stephen Huppert, Independent Consultant and Advisor caught up to discuss portfolio holdings disclosure (PHD). In this episode, James and Stephen discuss how PHD affects fund members, its history in Australia and what Super Funds need to implement to be compliant. If you liked this …

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