Cutter Associates Announces 2011 CutterBenchmarking Topics

Boston, London - 28 October 2010

Third Party Service Management, Internal Operating Models, New Technology Application, and Data Security Top List

Cutter Associates, a research, consulting, and benchmarking firm supporting the investment management industry, today announced the 2011 CutterBenchmarking topics for analysis.

Annually, CutterBenchmarking examines the effectiveness for four investment processing functions and provides detailed insight for individual firms relative to their industry peers. CutterBenchmarking member firms across North America and Europe voted the following topics as most pressing for benchmarking analysis in 2011:

· Managing Third Party Services

· Operational and IT Structure & Costs

· Application of New Technologies in Investment Firms

· Data Management: Security and Access Control Strategies

Jacqueline Alvarez, Managing Director, CutterBenchmarking, commented “In this day and age, firms are looking for feedback from peers on innovative operational strategies. Our new topics reflect important concerns about applying new technologies and about managing data, operations, and third party services. Our analysis will reveal new ways to expand, save money, and increase operational transparency for our members firms.”

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