WINDSOR, Conn., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced the results of a survey examining wealth management operations and technology in Asia.
The findings show banks in Asia do not have the technology to meet high net worth customers' reporting and analytics demands. 85 percent of those surveyed say their middle office technology is not up to par. 49 percent of respondents believe the most significant client reporting challenge is access to accurate investment data. When asked about plans to improve overall customer experience, 62 percent indicated providing online and mobile access is a priority.
"With increasingly sophisticated customers and regulators demanding timeliness, accuracy and accessibility to investment information, the pressure is on banks to evaluate their technology and operations. Banks need the right technology to underpin this new service model or work with a service provider who can manage the entire process," said Christy Bremner, Senior Vice President, Institutional Investment Management, SS&C Technologies. "The survey highlights a number of gaps for wealth managers in Asia. The issues can be alleviated though the use of scalable technology, deployed onsite or through a service partner, to improve operational efficiency and enable a great customer experience."
Other key findings from respondents include:
56 percent reported performance and attribution analytics will deliver the most value to customers
38 percent cited automating and consolidating investment data in a timely manner an ongoing challenge for client reporting
57 percent don't think their investment management data analytics are meeting reporting expectations
56 percent don't have a single data management platform that consolidates data from all relevant systems
21 percent of banks continue to rely on spreadsheets or end-user databases for tracking investment data
The SS&C Performance Management Survey was conducted in partnership with Hubbis, an expert in the Asian wealth management industry. The results are based on responses from 61 executives including COOs, CIOs and other senior executives in technology and client reporting roles at international and local private and consumer banks. The majority of respondents (approximately 70%) are based in Hong Kong and Singapore, with the remainder split between India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
A copy of the report summarizing the full survey results is available for download here together with an infographic summarizing the key findings.
About SS&C Technologies
SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software focused exclusively on the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C has its headquarters in Windsor, Connecticut and offices around the world. Some 7,000 financial services organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services. These clients in the aggregate manage over $26 trillion in assets.