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Download Whitepaper - The Risks, Rewards & Challenges of Investing in Bank Debt: A Hedge Fund’s Perspective | SunGard

Bank debt provides portfolio diversification and offers potential returns that can outperform high-yield bonds and other investment options. But it is not like other leveraged loan products. Alternative asset managers diving in without full knowledge of the complexities of bank debt may find themselves ill-prepared to handle this asset class. Managed properly, however, the rewards can more than compensate for the myriad challenges bank debt poses.

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Download Whitepaper - AIFMD: Hedge Funds Take Stock | SunGard

Two years in the making, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) requires both Europe-based and non-domiciled alternative fund managers to boost operational transparency through more detailed and streamlined reporting, using an independent depositary to ensure accurate and independent accounting while also following specific capital-adequacy guidelines.

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Download Whitepaper - Transforming Uncertainty into Opportunity: Coexistence of ISO 15022 & 20022 Messaging Standards | SunGard

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Uncertainty challenges the supposition that success is assured, and this is what makes the coexistence of ISO 15022 and ISO 20022 messaging standards difficult for our industry.

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Download Whitepaper - Turn the Tables on Risk: Gain Control of Corporate Actions Processing | SunGard

Both the volume and complexity of corporate actions events are on the rise. This brings added pressure and risk to organizations that perform corporate actions processing manually due to outdated systems. From missed deadlines to non-compliance to potential fines, the penalties for inaction can be costly. For this reason, maintaining the status quo is not an option.

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Download Whitepaper - What the Buy-Side Can Learn from the Sell-Side: An Introduction to Integrated Risk Management

In this white paper, we explore five sell-side risk management lessons, focusing on an integrated approach to risk management. This paper outlines key takeaways for the buy-side and how they can be applied to gain a more integrated and comprehensive approach to risk management to help better manage client relationships, raise more assets, satisfy regulators, and have a positive affect overall on investment strategies.

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Request a Demo for Reconciliations Solution or Service | SunGard Financial Systems

Please request a Demonstration of SunGard's Reconciliations products - derivatives reconciliation, position reconciliation, cash reconciliation, exception management software, broker reconciliation and GL reconciliations.
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Request a Demo for Hedge Funds Management Solution or Service | SunGard Financial Systems

Please request a Demonstration of SunGard Hedge Fund management derivatives solutions, portfolio management software, hedge fund administration, OTC derivatives and hedge fund accounting.
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Request a Demo for Asset Management Solution or Service | SunGard Financial Systems

Request a Demonstration of an technology solutions for asset management software solution or service.
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White paper - Bruised by Regulation, Crippled by Costs?

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SunGard asked more than 200 boutique asset managers in 38 countries: What's the single thing that could make or break your firm in the next year?

Find out how boutiques and their investors answered this question as well as other key questions such as:

Are regulators creating more barriers to entry?What's the true cost of compliance, from documentation to IT infrastructure?Are we seeing a consolidation of the industry by stealth?
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White paper - Turn the Tables on Risk: Gain Control of Corporate Actions Processing

Both the volume and complexity of corporate actions events are on the rise. This brings added pressure and risk to organizations that perform corporate actions processing manually due to outdated systems. From missed deadlines to non-compliance to potential fines, the penalties for inaction can be costly. For this reason, maintaining the status quo is not an option.

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White paper - What the Buy-Side Can Learn from the Sell-Side: An Introduction to Integrated Risk Management

In this white paper, we explore five sell-side risk management lessons, focusing on an integrated approach to risk management. This paper outlines key takeaways for the buy-side and how they can be applied to gain a more integrated and comprehensive approach to risk management to help better manage client relationships, raise more assets, satisfy regulators, and have a positive affect overall on investment strategies.

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White paper - How to Stay in the Game & Out of the Headlines

A roundtable of industry experts discusses best practices for pricing valuations. Is there a model that can help asset managers and their service providers satisfy fiduciary responsibilities, while providing transparency along with operational and cost control?

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White paper - Financial Reporting Revisited: Solutions for a Complex Market

The convergence of traditional and alternative asset classes, along with an increasingly onerous regulatory climate, haves affected the efficiency and threatened the accuracy of fund schedules, investor documents and compliance data.

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Download Whitepaper - Exiting Excel to Raise Investor Capital | SunGard

Excel remains a popular management tool for hedge funds and hedge fund administrators because of its ease of use. However, the risks associated with the use of Excel spreadsheets are very real.

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Request Whitepaper Download - Best Practices: Selecting an Investor Accounting Solution | SunGard

#SunGard #InvesTier is an investor accounting and reporting solution for the alternative investment industry that provides domestic and offshore hedge funds, funds of funds and fund administrators with partnership accounting, fee calculation, share series and equalization accounting capabilities.

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Download Whitepaper - Managing the Market Risk of Unlisted Assets | SunGard

Unlisted assets, such as private equity and property, have limited liquid prices due to the lack of an efficient secondary market for trading these instruments. Consequently, their prices are often obtained via a process of appraisal, where the valuation is based on a combination of current and stale prices. It has been widely demonstrated that such appraisal-based prices lead to smoothed returns, causing the estimates of risk and correlations with listed assets to be understated.

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Download Whitepaper - Making Sense of Derivatives Regulation: EMIR & Beyond | SunGard

The financial crisis led to scrutiny of OTC derivatives and a raft of new international regulations. With multi-asset class trading now the norm, derivatives regulation is affecting more firms than ever.

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Whitepaper - Smarter, More Efficient Risk Management for Hedge Funds: Reassessing the Risk Management Regimen

Why is the pressure on for hedge funds to reassess their risk management regimen? This whitepaper offers insight into how hedge funds can achieve institutional-grade credibility through risk reporting technology as a managed service. Regulators and professional investors alike want to see a smarter, more integrated approach to risk management than has historically been typical, and to provide proof of an effective risk strategy. Today, asset managers have a clear choice: maintain a sizeable internal risk team, or partner with a recognized authority already working to provide others with requisite risk systems.

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Request a Demo for Private Equity Solution or Service | SunGard Financial Systems

Please request a Demonstration of SunGard's Private Equity products - private equity accounting, venture capital accounting, private equity limited partners, private equity general partners, private equity fund services and real estate accounting.
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Request a Demo for Fund Administration Solution or Service | SunGard Financial Systems

Please request a demonstration of SunGard's Fund Administration products - investment accounting software, partnership accounting software.
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White paper - Transforming Uncertainty into Opportunity: Coexistence of ISO 15022 & 20022 Messaging Standards

Uncertainty challenges the supposition that success is assured, and this is what makes the coexistence of ISO 15022 and ISO 20022 messaging standards difficult for our industry.

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Managing the Market Risk of Unlisted Assets

Unlisted assets, such as private equity and property, have limited liquid prices due to the lack of an efficient secondary market for trading these instruments. Consequently, their prices are often obtained via a process of appraisal, where the valuation is based on a combination of current and stale prices. It has been widely demonstrated that such appraisal-based prices lead to smoothed returns, causing the estimates of risk and correlations with listed assets to be understated.

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White paper - Making Sense of Derivatives Regulation: EMIR & Beyond

The financial crisis led to scrutiny of OTC derivatives and a raft of new international regulations. With multi-asset class trading now the norm, derivatives regulation is affecting more firms than ever.

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White paper - The Benefit of Hindsight: Lessons for Start-Up Asset Managers

The new generation of boutique asset management firms can benefit from more affordable technology and cost-effective deployment models, for both efficiency and scale.

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White paper - Fuelling fund management: The power of independent, automated, multi-vendor price validation

SunGard’s Tim Dennis, explores the risks and costs for the pricing process, the impact of inaccurate pricing, and the future outlook of pricing valuation procedures as asset managers fight to stay competitive.

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