SimCorp

SimCorp provides integrated, best-in-class investment management solutions to the world’s leading institutional investors. With a market leading IBOR, SimCorp Dimension, supports the entire investment cycle. Additionally, 20% of annual revenue re-invested in R&D, to ensure clients stay ahead of industry demands.

Company Insights

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Change transformation is critical for the global buy side

17th October 2019

Recently, we heard of a media reporting of a failed buy-side system implementation, this time in Asia-Pacific, with significant impact on the firm and its resources. It is probably not for the last time that we hear of such examples. But modernisation of buy-side operations and infrastructure is absolutely necessary, to shake off the relentless...
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European buy side sets sail for growth

9th July 2019

Cost-cutting has been a go-to for many buy-side managers since the financial crisis, as fees, and therefore margins, slumped while regulatory outlay soared. But 10 years since the darkest days in investment management, a corner has been turned. The 100 buy-side firms we spoke to for this year’s industry survey displayed a...
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In the race for front-to-back, integration makes all the difference

24th April 2019

Front-to-back is this season’s new black. Accelerated by the rapid rise of alternatives, which presents new costs and challenges, buy-side firms are now seeing the benefits of multi-asset, end-to-end solutions. With increased volumes of data and the complexity of alternatives instruments, the need to consolidate fragmented, inhibiting and...
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Prototyping the benefits of machine learning, today

1st March 2019

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) will transform our lives in the decades to come. But machine learning also has a role in the more near term to address concrete problems users currently face on a daily basis. This article explores how SimCorp is looking to exploit these opportunities. At SimCorp, we have set up a dedicated...
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Are disruptive technologies a distraction to addressing the burden of legacy technology?

11th December 2017

Market conditions have been less than kind to the asset management industry. Mounting regulatory pressures, the fee squeeze and a continuing low interest rate market have pushed firms to define themselves by their competitive edge. Agility is becoming an increasingly crucial goal for firms, whether it is being able to get new investment vehicles...
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Are disruptive technologies a distraction to addressing the burden of legacy technology?

15th November 2017

Market conditions have been less than kind to the asset management industry. Mounting regulatory pressures, the fee squeeze and a continuing low interest rate market have pushed firms to define themselves by their competitive edge. Agility is becoming an increasingly crucial goal for firms, whether it is being able to get new investment vehicles...
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To buy or to build? Why underestimating the value of vendors may have long term effects

25th September 2017

The age-old debate of buy vs build passionately divides many in the asset management industry. There is, and always will be, a time and a place for both. But in today’s fast paced global market, the case for innovative and security managed investment technology solutions is becoming even more compelling. This is often the case with front...
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Integrated technology: Unlocking operational alpha

22nd May 2017

Although many firms may not realise the direct link between efficient operations and portfolio growth, the relationship and opportunity is clear. An integrated platform based on a single source of truth, or an Investment Book of Record (IBOR), provides a timely, accurate and transparent view, into what the firm owns, what it is worth, and its...
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Operational Efficiency Through Client Reporting - So What?

5th February 2015

As news hit the wire that Eaton Vance has become the latest in the rapidly growing list of investment management firms to automate their client reporting process (with SimCorp Coric, of course!), perhaps it’s time to go back to basics and ask: “Why automate client reporting?” Many would answer “for operational...
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Legacy Systems: A Ticking Technology Time Bomb

20th March 2014

The past quarter has seen a spate of IT failures among UK retail banks, highlighting the dangers of the antiquated, legacy technology systems that dominate this sector. In late January, Lloyds customers were outraged to find that their debit cards were declined and about 3,500 ATMs were not working for approximately three hours. This followed...