Fund managers need to organise and interrogate data in a consistent manner if they are to spot alpha and satisfy institutional client and regulator needs, say industry experts.
European and US fund managers are being forced into data management by a rising tide of regulations while those in Asia are taking a more proactive approach, the author of a new data analysis report claims.
The fast growing size and diversity of asset flows into and out of Asia are having a big impact on how investment data is managed in the region, says Arun Sarwal, CEO of DST Global Solutions.
The Singaporean firm is implementing Eagle Investment Systems' data management software as part of a wider technology overhaul, with a view to large-scale expansion.
The first phase of Nomura Asset ManagementÆs upgrade includes automating, cleansing and centralising global equity data in a common format.