Cutter Associates Technology Alliance Meeting Spotlights Recent Research and Upcoming Industry Challenges

Boston, London - 5 October 2010

Cutter Associates, a research, consulting, and benchmarking firm supporting the investment management industry, today announced that over 120 members representing 55 investment management firms participated in Cutter’s Technology Alliance™ meeting held September 27th and 28th in Boston. The Technology Alliance provides 74 mid-sized North American investment management firms with independent, up-to-date research, including in-depth vendor evaluations and recommendations.

Research presentations over the two day event included Liquidity Management/Trade Execution, Post Trade Processing, and Investment Accounting Systems. Complimenting these presentations were discussion panels which provided the clients’ perspective on investment accounting and post trade processing systems.

The meeting also included Cutter’s perspective on the upcoming challenges of Financial Reform (FinReg) including the potential impact on post trade processing and data management. Additional sessions included an economic outlook presented by a well-known industry thought leader, post trade processing outlook, and a perspective on implementing Trade Cost Analysis (TCA) into the trading process.

Gina McCafferty, Principal and head of CutterResearch, notes “The research provided a comprehensive review of front, middle, and back office solutions, along with perspectives on member challenges and leading practices surrounding these applications. Our research topics are compiled from client feedback and continue to be direct reflections on what is at the forefront of the IT and Operations areas of investment management firms.”

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