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Getting AUM Right

When it Comes to Asset Manager Database Searches, AUM is More Important than You Might Think

AUM is one of the most important data elements in asset manager databases. Firm, asset class and product AUMs are among the first things database users screen for when they are doing searches, and many database providers rely those numbers to calculate other key search values such as asset flows into and out of the firm and their strategies. 

If the data isn’t input as soon as possible after the end of the quarter—or if the values provided raise red flags—asset managers risk being excluded from searches and having their operational integrity questioned by consultants and clients. eVestment, one of the largest global asset manager database providers, reports that databases are now being analyzed three and four days into the quarter.   Read more…

GIPS® Year-end Review and Testing Checklist

As year-end approaches, it’s a great time for asset management firms who claim compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) to do a thorough review of their GIPS program’s policies and procedures.

Guardian Performance Solutions’ Amy Jones, CIPM, and Arin Stancil, CFA, CIPM, recently co-authored an article for NSCP’s “Currents” that tells you everything you need to do to ensure your firm’s GIPS program and statistics are in compliance ahead of the year-end reporting crunch.

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7 Best Practices for Asset Management Database Success

Providing data to multiple databases is a fact of life if institutional asset managers want to compete in new business opportunities.

The most important thing a manager can do to ensure success is to avoid triggering red flags that will exclude them from consideration by consultants and asset owners.  That means data inputs must be timely, accurate and consistent across multiple databases for every single reporting period.

Sounds simple, right?

It’s not.

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Welcome Joe Devlin, our new Director of Client Service!

Here at Assette, we’re obsessed with providing the best client service in the industry.  In support of our ongoing commitment to that effort, we’re thrilled to announce that Joseph P. Devlin, CFA, is joining our great team as Director of Client Service. He’ll be responsible for the overall management of all client relationships, and he’ll also be developing more educational content for our Help site to make it even easier for clients to use Assette.

About Joe

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