information technology

Investment Strategy

Boutiques buoyant in hunt for alpha

The hunt for alpha among global investors is creating opportunities for boutique investment managers, but there is still a “tug of war” between capturing returns and avoiding risk, according to a 2012 State Street survey of more than 160 asset managers. The State Street Vision Paper, released this week, says that institutional investors are not […]
Investment Strategy

SimCorp expects financial software investments

Torben Munch, chief operating officer of Danish investment-management software company SimCorp, likes to tell a story about his firm’s relationship with Lehman Brothers. The Wall Street firm was a SimCorp client when it collapsed in September 2008. Munch found Lehman’s collapse had created confusion and concern as asset managers and brokers scrambled to find out […]
Investment Strategy

David Atkin: Superpartners will increase efficiency

Construction & Building Industry Super, the $17 billion fund, says its new information technology systems developed by Superpartners will benefit its 655,000 members by improving services while increasing the efficiency of its administrative processes. Melbourne-based Cbus says it is “optimistic” Superpartners’ SpRIGHT, a registry and administration system, will benefit its members and employers when it […]