SmartStream works with seven of the world's top 10 Asset Managers with more than $9.3 trillion in Assets Under Management, leading hedge funds and smaller specialised boutiques, to help them gain greater control over their investment operations.
The drive for business growth and the need to deliver fund performance means Investment Managers and Hedge Funds are extending the range of products they offer, to broader markets across wider geographies. The markets they are serving have become more diverse; with institutional, high net worth, Separately Managed Accounts and fund complexes all more demanding, both in terms of driving lower fees and value-added customer service.
The investment strategies firms are pursuing to meet investors needs are being transformed with the use of derivatives, alternative investments and other complex instruments. The result is an increased burden on investment operations; the need for greater automation, regulatory compliance and real-time reporting on fund performance.
SmartStream solutions drive Straight Through Processing (STP) across the enterprise, with the aim of reducing costs and operational risk while helping firms achieve their investment and performance goals:
Each SmartStream TLM solution is designed to be best in its class, offering the performance, scalability and flexibility needed to handle any type of instrument traded. They can be implemented as independent solutions or in a wider integrated architecture that aims to provide greater control, visibility and predictability over transaction lifecycles and enable businesses to outperform.