Three "Modern Technology Narratives" Announced by Asset Managers Tech, a Not For Profit Trade Group, for Discussion at C-Suite Roundtable Scheduled to be Held on 10/24/19, in Boston, MA
WE BELIEVE TECH DEVELOPERS AND INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS CAN BENEFIT BY COMING TOGETHER AND TALKING TO EACH OTHER ABOUT THEIR PROFESSIONAL WORK. THIS CREATES "NARRATIVES" ABOUT INVESTING AND MODERN TECHNOLOGY THAT ARE INDISPENSABLE TO MOVING THE NEEDLE AT BUY-SIDE FIRMS CONCERNING 1) THE NEW IT PARADIGM, 2) USING THE CLOUD WITH INGENUITY , AND 3) DESIGNING SMART PASSIVE INVESTING MODELS.
To Further Empower the C-suite regarding Technology, Asset Managers Tech (AMT) Invites Industry Members to Comment on Our "Three Modern Technology Narratives", as follows:
ONE - NEW IT PARADIGM: Asset Managers Tech recently issued updates describing how the use of algorithms to produce immediately usable data has substantially upgraded the way internal audit, for instance, is now assessing IT systems. What are the new standards that have emerged in IT and why will these standards likely constitute much of the foundation that will support the validity of AI, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing?
TWO - LATEST CLOUD TECHNOLOGY TRENDS: Financial services firms increasingly are paying subscriptions for software and renting computer power, rather than buying applications that run on their own servers. Will this trend affect the asset management industry? If so, what are the pros and cons for managers, from the standpoint of PMs, traders, and operations and IT professionals? What are the pivotal points that investment advisers need to consider in any "best execution" disclosures to investors concerning the Cloud?
THREE - CASE STUDY RELATING TO A SMART PASSIVE INVESTING OPERATING MODEL: What are your views regarding the main options that will likely be considered if the passive investing marketplace begins to move toward a new operating model, for transaction processing and custodian services, in the next 12 to 18 months?
The above narratives that we've tee'd up have been developed to assist AMT's leadership in the development of a broader Q and A document intended to offer educational and policy guidance for industry members regarding the evolution of "modern technology". The Q and A Task Force at AMT is chaired by George Marootian, Executive Vice President of IT at Natixis Investment Managers. For additional information concerning AMT or our October 24th C-Suite Roundtable, please contact Joe Sack.