BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, said its U.S. Investor Solutions Group has launched a real-time service to deliver net asset values (NAV) and daily dividend accrual rates for mutual funds.
BNY Mellon provides the data on behalf of its asset manager clients to intermediaries such as broker-dealers via The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation's (DTCC) Mutual Fund Profile Services (MFPS) by utilizing IBM MQ real time transmission methodology. The technology conveys information more quickly than the batch transmission technology it replaced. BNY Mellon is the first transfer agent to leverage the technology utilized by DTCC to deliver NAV data.
"Our first-to-market MQ technology delivery service enables asset managers to accelerate the delivery of key data—such as NAVs and daily dividend accrual rates—to intermediaries, thereby increasing their ability to meet critical nightly processing windows," said Christine Gill, head of BNY Mellon's Investor Solutions Group. "The value of this improved turnaround time flows end-to-end to all stakeholders, not only to intermediaries, but in turn to the clients they serve, and ultimately to shareholders."
The importance of providing timely data to broker-dealers has been increasing as these intermediaries have gathered a growing percentage of mutual fund assets on their platforms, according to BNY Mellon. BNY Mellon's U.S. Investor Solutions Group comprises its transfer agency and subaccounting businesses. As of March 31, 2016, BNY Mellon supported over $2.6 trillion in assets globally on its transfer agency platform and over 165 million accounts with assets of more than $2.6 trillion on its subaccounting platform and is ranked as the largest third party provider of subaccounting services and the second largest provider of transfer agency services (based on accounts) in the U.S., per the 2016 Mutual Fund Service Guide.
Concluded Gill, "We remain committed to investing in technological innovations that improve our clients' experience and underscore our leadership position as the investments company for the world."
BNY Mellon's Asset Servicing business supports institutional investors in today's fast-evolving markets, safeguarding assets and enhancing the management and administration of client investments through services that process, monitor and measure data from around the world. We leverage our global footprint and local expertise to deliver insight and solutions across every stage of the investment lifecycle.
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of March 31, 2016, BNY Mellon had $29.1 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).