GAIN ensures streamlined pre-trade (research) and post-trade operations (front-to-back) as well as consistent investment data across the functions of the investment management activities
The client is a leading asset manager established over 40 years ago with some 270 institutional clients and assets under management of EUR 15.3bn. The asset manager firmly believes downside protection and return asymmetry are the drivers of long-term performance for their clients. This philosophy is embedded in all their investment strategies: Equities, Alternatives, Private Assets and Multi Asset Solutions.
With half of their assets managed through segregated mandates, the client has a proven capability of understanding their clients’ objectives and designing strategies tailored to their needs. the client’s areas of investment expertise allow them to build customised solutions that fit within the usual buckets of institutional investors’ asset allocation. With 200 employees from over 20 nationalities, the firm is headquartered in Geneva and has offices in major financial centers around the world, including Zurich, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Toronto and Montreal.
GAIN acts as a central EDM platform in front of client’s investment management system SimCorp Dimension, to strengthen its front, middle and back office operations across the investment lines. GAIN facilitates the process of streamlining its data management activities across the whole strategy lifecycle. Integrated on a single GAIN EDM platform, the client uses 3 of the business applications from GAIN – Security Master, Portfolio Pricing, Corporate Actions, – to deliver consistent and full reference data management across the research, trading, risk, compliance and operational functions of its investment management activities.
A Director & Chief Project Officer at the client, comments: “Part of an ambitious project supporting our company’s growth, it was imperative to establish a solid foundation to streamline our data activities across the whole strategy lifecycle, from research to production. The implementation of one centralized EDM solution is aligned with our strategy, which aims at focusing our resources on core business. This is the first phase of a wider adoption of GAIN within our company, and the project team is now working on phase two of its roll-out.”