American Century Investments goes live with SimCorp Dimension

9 November 2010

Top-tier American asset manager spearheads growth strategy with increased automation and reduced time-to-market for new products.

SimCorp announced today that American Century Investments, a leading asset management firm, has gone live on SimCorp Dimension to support the company’s growth initiatives for its institutional products and international operations. American Century Investments, which is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, manages approximately $97 billion in assets for individual and institutional investors.

American Century Investments selected SimCorp to support the company’s strategy to grow and expand the firm’s international and institutional business, which was implemented to help the company diversify and avoid unnecessary volatility in assets under management. The firm, which was replacing a legacy system, was looking for a solution that would offer the ability to add new products quickly and in a way that would mitigate operational risk. SimCorp Dimension was selected for its fully integrated, scalable system and flexible modular design.

“American Century Investments has made strategic choices over the past few years, designed to position the company for growth. One of those key decisions was choosing to partner with SimCorp,” remarked Merele May, Senior Vice President of Investment Operations at American Century Investments. “SimCorp’s key tenets of reducing cost, mitigating risk and enabling growth were exactly in line with where we are aiming to take the company. Having a reliable, scalable and flexible solution in place helps make the entire investment process more efficient and creates peace of mind across the organization.”

Benefits realized since American Century Investments went live with SimCorp Dimension include greater ease of use by accountants in investigating and locating vital information, shorter lead times for the average user to fluently access the system and the ability to value portfolios daily in an automated fashion. American Century Investments also now has the ability to launch new products with a considerably reduced lead time and enhanced accounting and reporting for portfolios denominated in currencies other than US Dollars.

David Kubersky, managing director of SimCorp North America, commented, “American Century Investments’ asset management acumen coupled with the company’s fiscal prudence is exemplary. The firm – which has earned the respect of ‘Main Street’ – is primed for growth, and we are pleased to partner with American Century Investments to give them the operational support necessary to continue to expand.”

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