In the long list of deliverables you are tasked with as an alternative investment firm, updating your browser may not rank very high. But it should – otherwise, you are providing a blueprint to hackers on how to get into your systems and steal your data.
Investment management is ultimately about relationships. Asset owners and asset managers build trust with each other over time by telling the truth, honoring their commitments, and communicating frequently. In other words, by developing a relationship. Whether you’re an asset owner or asset manager, the enterprise software systems you use to keep track of your relationships must keep an accurate record of the past.
By John Pettit, CTO, Backstop Solutions
I recently spoke at the OPAL Public Funds East Summit on the topic of digital transformation, a trend we've noticed a tremendous pressure on public funds to embrace. As a CIO of a public pension, you’re wrestling with the explosive growth of both qualitative and quantitative data, resource and funding constraints, asset complexity, and the need to overcome information silos.
There’s a common misperception across many organizations that “change” is some sort of discrete event or initiative, or maybe a single project or checklist of items.
The Opal Financial Group’s annual public funds conference is an important – and unique – event. The two-day gathering addresses the vital challenges and biggest opportunities public pension fund officers and trustees face today, in the form of dialogue-driven panel discussions.