The Mounting Migration to Standardization

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By Darcie James Maxwell

June 2020

Canada is home to a wide array of asset managers, asset owners, insurance companies and other institutional investors at varying places along a continuum of complexity and sophistication. Institutional investors large and small face common challenges around capturing, measuring and reporting investment information sourced from and delivered to a multitude of systems and people.

Many managers are reaching the limits of complexity their current operations can absorb. They are identifying opportunities to replace an interconnected web of augmented, adapted and customized legacy components with a more systematic solution to managing investment information.

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