Sydney fund manager selects ICS for investment data management
ICS, an Australian fintech enabling organisations to automate and scale investment processes, data management and reporting, today announced it has added an Australian fund manager to its client portfolio. ICS will support the client with streamlining investment control and reporting functions with growth and efficiency a key focus for the Sydney based fund manager.
After a lengthy selection process involving both local and global vendors, ICS was chosen as the preferred partner.
Supporting their portfolio management teams, the fund manager provides a centralised service for non-Investment functions such as Risk Management, Compliance, Operations, Sales and Distribution, Legal and Finance.
Looking for a holistic solution, the fund manager will be utilising the ATHENA platform. This will provide them with:
Single store of portfolio related data
Automated capture and load of data
Data management capability including data verification and quality assessment
Data enrichment with both custom internal and market reference data from vendors
Data exchange / interaction with third party systems
Pass signed off data to third party systems for processing. Accept third party system processed data (including investment performance returns - multiple period, analytical data and risk calculations
Receive enriched third-party data (performance, risk analytics)
Integrated reporting capability with advanced BI functionality
Reconciliation to third party systems
Exception based management to efficiently manage data issues
Remove heavy reliance on excel and manual checking
Standardisation through templates across Fund/performance/risk data
Integrated workflow of Funds processing sign off
Reconciliation and Unit Price signoff
Monthly data signoff with internal and external client reporting e.g. newsletters
Compliance control capability for assurance with investment management agreements
The project is set to commence immediately, with tangible benefits expected within two months.
Enquiries regarding this announcement should be addressed to: Christian Eriksen, Director, +61 421 429 339
ICS is an Australian FinTech that increases efficiency while scaling the operations of investment organisations by introducing a single source of truth via a cloud-based modern investment data platform, ATHENA.