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Citisoft is proud of our dedication to the investment management community. We remain ‘Buy-Side, By Choice.’ As a service to our clients and the investment management community, we’re selecting pertinent buy-side technology and operations content from the web and providing our take on trends and influences in our industry.

The shrinking software market presents challenges and unique opportunities for investment managers considering system replacement.

Over the past decade and even more so since the financial crisis of 2008, the software industry has witnessed substantial consolidation.  Nowhere is this more apparent than within the sector that serves investment management.  With strong profits, the industry is shopping within, seeking deals using low-cost capital, yet at the same time shrinking choice for the end user.

Steve Young, CEO of Citsoft PLC, contributes a guest article for www.wealthbriefing.com.  Below are some highlights.  The full article can be found here (sign in required).

 

A question for asset management firms: When was the last time you saw an exciting, truly innovative software vendor come to the market?

The investment management industry is clearly in the midst of a wave of technology and operations-related transformation. The fundamental change that is occurring requires vision and practical experience to be successful so we thought that it would be timely to share some lessons on developing an actionable strategy. This edition of Industry Perspectives focuses on eight key lessons gathered as a result of our 28+ years developing strategy alongside our clients.

The following article "Data Management - Taking the Bus Without a Map?" was authored by Nick Jones, a Senior Consultant at Citisoft, for ReferenceDataReview.com. Orginally published on March 21,2014.

Will there be any major independent firms by the end of 2014?

Citisoft Principal, Beth Cavanagh, weighs in on how fund firms can strengthen their oversight regimes when it comes to outsourcing in the February 28th issue of Ignites. Excerpt below.  Full article available with subscription here.

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