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Corporate Actions Systems Must Fill Multiple Needs Across an Organization

Many portfolio managers believe that the effective management of corporate actions can add alpha to their portfolios. The middle office and back office staff know that any mistakes in processing corporate actions will lead to errors.

Barrington is pleased to announce the publication of The Corporate Actions Report 2012, our first-ever review of systems that support the corporate actions lifecycle, including:

  • Comparison of multiple sources of Corporate Actions announcement data to arrive at a "Golden Copy";
  • Position Import and determination and communication of entitlements;
  • Election on voluntary actions.

Clients using these systems represent virtually all categories of asset managers (including institutional, fund, retail and wealth managers), broker dealers, investment banks, and custodians.

Barrington Partners systems reviews utilize a consistent format and questionnaire to ensure that the same aspects of each system are covered and to assist the reader in making comparisons. Each 6-to-10-page system overview uses a combination of check-box format and expansive descriptive paragraphs in order to cover considerable detail. Where possible, we interview one or more clients of each system, to give additional insight into the vendors and systems under review.