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The Future of Investment Operations

A Funds Europe survey in partnership with Temenos

Preparing for the Next Phase of Growth

Technology lies at the heart of the asset management – and technology will be fundamental to the growth and strength of the industry as we look to the future. But how are the fund management and asset servicing communities adapting their investment operations? Which technology will they invest in? And what adjustments to their investment culture and operational frameworks are needed?

In association with Funds Europe we surveyed the industry to provide answers to these questions. Among its main findings:

  • 56% say that technology and data infrastructure will be the focus of their investment over the coming 12 months. 47% say this will be on ensuring ESG compliance across their product range
  • 62% say cloud-based solutions are playing a key role in their IT strategy
  • 83% of asset managers say they will extend their strategic alliances with asset servicing and tech partners, enabling connection of middle and back office services straight to their front office tools and investment book of record (IBOR)
  • 60% say portfolio analytics and performance measurement functions will benefit most from the application of machine learning and AI. 57% say this will offer most benefit to data pre-processing

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