For any hedge fund or alternative asset manager, the day starts with reconciling positions, cash balances and transactions amongst internal portfolio accounting systems and external counterparties, including prime brokers, custodians and fund administrators. At its core, this daily task is operationally complex, making the use of manual Excel-based processes inefficient, error-prone and a drain on overall productivity. Due to this complexity, along with the fact that managers have to routinely deal with high transaction volumes and esoteric instruments, many are now seeking solutions that systematically analyze the root cause of repetitive exceptions, automatically escalate aging exceptions, establish multi-level approval workflows and ensure a robust audit trail of all actions.
With that being said, establishing a simple and unified reconciliation output across funds and brokers is emerging as a critical requirement for asset managers, and it can be done by implementing a solution to perform the below set of core processes and steps:
Bank reconciliation involves the matching of an individual transaction between a bank statement and business finance system.
Traditionally, this time-consuming and detailed process has been performed manually. However, with recent changes in the scale of business, increase in volume of transactions, daily limitations and evolution of accounting systems, account managers have been increasingly seeking ways to automate the entire process to reduce risk and drive operational efficiency. Read More
With ever-evolving changes in reporting and regulation requirements, clients, fund managers and counterparties need a reconciliation solution that provides them with a streamlined process for better security and control through the use of automation and 24/7 service. Read More
As the globe has shifted to working remotely in the fight against COVID-19, many funds are beginning to find wrinkles in their business continuity plans.