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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.



For asset managers the need to keep up with overnight transaction processing and complex data volumes is ever present. This can no longer remain as a simple batch process as the operational risks are too high. How can improved workflow, exceptions based data management and faster processing help middle offices step away from process management… Read more » Read more…

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Marketing & Technology Director, StatPro

Boutique managers may not have the muscle to compete with the largest firms, but they do have one key strength: agility. In an industry that is looking to improve operational efficiency, it’s time to take a hard look at legacy systems and processes – the ability to move quickly could offer a real advantage for the future…. Read more » Read more…

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Marketing & Technology Director, StatPro

Why do acquisitions? We have just completed a great acquisition: great for us and great for the acquired business. How can I be so sure? Well, when people make acquisitions, they often draw up a long checklist of things to look for in a business. They seek perfection. They want a business that can make… Read more » Read more…

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CEO, StatPro

Here’s the final installment in our Teamwork Series, and if StatPro’s Holiday Stress Test was designed for anyone, it’s surely this poor fella.   Captain Meltdown! Let’s make no bones about it, Captain Meltdown needs a break! He’s more than ready to get away from the office, pamper himself and get a well-deserved rest. In theory, there’s… Read more » Read more…

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Global Marketing Manager, StatPro

Over the last few weeks we’ve been running StatPro’s Holiday Stress Test, and the interest has been amazing. This week, we look at a third personality type…   The Deflector! Delegation is a sign of leadership. But, whilst the natural impulse of Deflectors is to ask who in the team should take responsibility for any given… Read more » Read more…

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Global Marketing Manager, StatPro

So, have you had a chance to try StatPro’s Holiday Stress Test yet? To continue from last week, I’m going to look at our second personality type…   The Evil Genius As a multi-tasker who can thrive in any situation, getting organized for the holiday season is a piece of cake. The ability to spin… Read more » Read more…

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Global Marketing Manager, StatPro

Over the next three weeks we will be looking at four personality types in our holiday Teamwork Series. The StatPro Holiday Stress Test will help you determine which one you are. The world of asset management means that everyone has something different to bring to the table. Front office, middle office and back office teams… Read more » Read more…

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Global Marketing Manager, StatPro

StatPro Revolution has a new strap line. Power to Analytics! What does this mean and why did we change it? The StatPro Revolution platform has gone through massive changes since we launched back in March 2011. We’re preparing to make the 65th release of the product later in November. The volume of functionality delivered and… Read more » Read more…

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Marketing & Technology Director, StatPro

The September 2015 release of StatPro Revolution is now live! Version 64 continues our expansion of advanced risk management with new relative risk and risk attribution dashboards, supporting reports and enhanced table view configuration options. NEW RISK MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS SCREENS We continue to add advanced risk analysis features to the platform and Version 64 includes… Read more » Read more…

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Marketing Manager, StatPro

The headwinds for actively managed equity funds are formidable. After too many years where too few managers were able to beat their benchmark, investors are increasingly voting with their wallets. The AUM of passive investment products such as ETFs and tracker funds is forecast to double over the next two years. It is easy to understand why active investment strategies are not always the media darling.  Read more…

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Research Director - Capital Markets, CEB TowerGroup

On 22nd April, StatPro hosted a UCITS & AIFMD breakfast event at the Sofitel Luxembourg Europe. We welcomed a group of industry and expert speakers including Benjamin Gauthier, Governance, Risk and Controls Director at PwC Luxembourg and a client panel including Crestbridge, Rothschild Bank and Swedbank Management Company. Read more…

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Cloud-based Portfolio Analytics