Financial Services Buy Side
Business from the Buy-Side Perspective:
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In the fierce competition for investor dollars, buy-side traders are caught in the middle. On one end of the spectrum are high-volume, low-cost products offered by a wide variety of players. On the opposite end, there are funds that manage high-risk, high-return investments for an elite clientele.
And in the center, there’s the buy-side trader who needs to identify and manage opportunities that have excellent alpha potential, yet are not so specialized that they exclude the market base they serve.
Buy-side organizations need to:
Any trade and investment decision can only be as strong as the data that informed it. Poor data management – characterized by isolated silos of information, inflexible structures, and limited input sources – is a handicap to profitability.
But a strong data platform – designed for business purposes, open to multiple sources and linked across silos – can become a powerful tool for lowering operations expenses and facilitating the development of high alpha products.
With Asset Control data solutions, you can:
Apply cross-asset trading strategies
Many of the most promising opportunities depend upon mixed portfolios of different product types including equities, commodities, credit products, interest rate products and more. Asset Control integrates data of all types into one view to simplify portfolio management.
Capitalize on feeds from multiple exchanges
As traditional restrictions against international investing and select product types have been relaxed, pension funds and other investors welcome foreign opportunities. Asset Control provides easy access to information from multiple exchanges all over the world.
Lower your TCA
In high-volume markets, you find profits by improving trading efficiency. Through data cleansing tools and golden copies, Asset Control gives you the ability to master vast amounts of data with minimum errors.
Create customized indices
Your benchmarks need not be limited to familiar indexes complied by others. Asset Control applications allow you to assemble the indices you want - complied from the sources you identify - for relevant portfolio benchmarks.
Measure true exposure
Asset Control’s ability to cross-link financial data streams gives you a true picture of your investable universe, including your exposure to companies and instruments across many asset classes.
Focus on innovation
By creating a more reliable and trustworthy data platform, Asset Control frees your portfolios manager's time from data concerns to doing what they do best: developing and managing innovative products.
Break your source dependency
Many traders depend on source data that’s hard-coded into their systems, making source flexibility difficult or impossible. Asset Control creates one customizable front-end that can absorb data from any source without hard coding or costly IT intervention.
Asset Control is data management with a difference: since our founding in 1991, we have focused exclusively on the data needs of financial institutions. Today, Asset Control has the privilege of serving the largest installed base of data solutions among financial institutions worldwide.
Our deep international experience and expertise allows us to create solutions that meet the challenges of the most data-intensive traders. Our products allow you to:
Think big by thinking small: Many solutions providers demand a labor and resource intensive investment up front. Asset Control tools are deliberately modular – you can begin by tackling the data piece most important to you. As your portfolios and data needs grow, your data structure can grow with it.
Add new sources on the fly: Asset Control integrates all data streams into one consistent format under your command. Need a new source? No problem. Our adaptors will have you up and running immediately.
Make changes without pain: As you set up new instruments or structures, you may need new data fields and identifiers. Asset Control allows your business analysts to make the adjustments you need without new coding or the services of a database developer.
Get updates fast: Asset Control continually monitors source changes and delivers updates to your team automatically – no disruptions, no hassles.
Ensure transparency: It’s not just the regulators – your savvy investors insist on clarity. Asset Control solutions maintain an audit trail that exposes all trade and transaction data and link all derived information back to the ultimate sources.