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The StatPro Blog provides information and opinion about the portfolio analysis and performance measurement industry. Our authors are experts from within StatPro and other organisations specializing in research and trends affecting the asset management sector.



Assets under management are at an all-time
 high. In 2013 they stood at $68.7 trillion, which represents a 13% increase over the pre-crash peak in 2007. The future also appears to be rosy for 
the asset management industry with global AUM predicted to grow to over $100 trillion by 2020, 
but how do active managers stay competitive and relevant in a world where investors will have more choice than ever before? Read more…

By
Marketing & Technology Director, StatPro

Ian Thompson, a recognized expert in investment performance analysis shares his insights into the future of performance measurement in our blog “Leveraging technology for performance management”. Ian recently joined StatPro as Client Integration Director but we don’t want to keep him all to ourselves.  Read more…

By
Client Integration Director, StatPro

From Spotify to Amazon, and Google to Apple, we’ve all heard of the cloud – repeatedly. While adopting the cloud to deliver new features may have become the standard for many consumer-facing industries, we’ve heard time and again that the financial industry has been slow to catch up and has serious concerns regarding cloud deployment.  Read more…

By
Marketing Manager, StatPro

The adoption of cloud-based SaaS (Software As A Service) applications is growing. More and more businesses are seeing the advantages of moving from expensive, in-house hardware and and taking advantage of the flexibility and value offered by the cloud. And there are so many advantages to running SaaS applications from the cloud as part of your work flow. However, some software vendors claim to offer a cloud-based solution when in fact it is just a reworked legacy product, this is termed as ‘cloudwash’. Read more…

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Cloud-based Portfolio Analytics

While seeking enhanced returns, hedge funds typically employ the use of derivatives across various asset classes. The ever expanding list of derivatives has always presented challenges to vendors in analytics, data-flow and support. When translated to Risk Management solutions, the key question is how to get a flexible risk and analytics framework able to cover derivatives and structured products that may not have even been invented yet?  Read more…

By
Risk Analyst, Client Services, StatPro

Hedge funds have never looked so good! Global hedge funds under management now stand at an all-time high of $2.66 trillion with 2013 accounting for over $360 billion in capital inflow. Institutional investors are flocking to hedge funds in ever greater numbers and increased regulations are bringing about a wave of change in the industry. With the right technology partner, hedge fund managers can not only meet the increased demand for transparency but also stand out from competition to gain more business and build more trust. Read more…

By
Marketing Manager, StatPro

Whatever your feelings are on hedge funds and their practices, they’re almost certainly part of your retirement fund. More and more institutional investors are allocating assets to hedge funds as they search for returns and diversification. This is placing new pressures on the hedge fund industry as it matures and starts to accept institutional money and the pressures for greater transparency, risk management and regulation.  Read more…

By
Marketing & Technology Director, StatPro

New batch reporting features allow for quicker production of multiple reports and you can now create child portfolios from any parent directly within the analysis screen, allowing you to change the analysis settings and save them for easier retrieval. Read more…

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Cloud-based Portfolio Analytics