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Mindtree's expertise in asset management.

Overview

Since the 2008-09 financial crisis, Assets Under Management (AUM) have risen rapidly. Regions like Latin America, North America, Europe and APAC have been leading growth. With improving trends and the need for new investment products, AUM have continued to evolve.

The focus overall is on asset allocation, diversification, renewed commitment to risk management and regaining investor confidence.

Business challenges

  • Demographic and economic shifts cause trillions of assets to be turned over to the younger generation. This requires constant evolution of customer service strategies
  • Renewed focus on client service and retention to overcome the distrust created by the recent economic crisis
  • Regulatory compliance mandates and demands for transparency, driving the need to better monitor and manage risks for clients and companies
  • Maximizing value from mergers and acquisitions
  • Delivering cost-effective technology and operations
  • Heightened customer expectations to develop an integrated and unified view of their portfolio across channels, products and services

Our solution

Mindtree has worked with leading banks, asset and wealth management firms and superannuation funds for over 10 years. We have built a strong team of business consultants and offer services spanning front office, middle office back office and compliance services across various asset classes.

Services offered range from:

  • Business consulting
  • Application development and maintenance
  • Production support
  • Independent testing
  • Infrastructure management services
  • Development, testing and support for Cadis (an enterprise data management solution) and think Folio (a portfolio modeling and trade order management system). Both COTS products are widely used by buy-side firms

Key benefits

  • Enables faster decision making
  • Reduces operational costs and increases data accuracy
  • Removes complex manual interventions and improves back office process efficiency
  • Improves customer satisfaction due to reduced error rates and delays
  • Reduces risk across all market participants
  • With respect to COTS products:
    • Builds feature and functionality level test packs around thinkFolio and Cadis products
    • Provides overall test strategy and end-to-end test coverage to improve quality and reduce test cycle time
    • Develops complete automated regression suite – reduce regression efforts and cycle time
    • Carries out performance testing for key applications and improves user experience
    • Reduces total cost of testing and increases quality and predictability

asset management

Our expertise

  • Enterprise data management – delivering enterprise data services for improved business automation
  • Internet applications – online portals for various fund administrator houses, which help streamline the routing operations such as new customer onboarding, portfolio rebalancing and management, agent authentication, etc., for stakeholders including customers, employees, end users, trustees and external agencies
  • Order processing system – third party order management system with capabilities such as portfolio management information and modeling capabilities, risk and performance reporting, benchmark management, cash management and workflow capabilities
  • Performance reports – provide analysis and reporting capabilities for the customer’s fiduciary group
  • Regulatory compliance reporting – provide automated and systematic filing methods and end-to-end filing of the 13F, 13G and 13D regulatory reports to the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Asset management dashboard – one global view (client / portfolio) designed to give account directors, fund managers, administrators and secretaries, a top down view of portfolios for which they are assigned a specific role

Business benefits

  • Time needed for software development reduced and quality of build improved
  • Increased unique test case scenarios brought about better code coverage
  • Decrease in post-production issues / bugs due to effective use of proven testing methodologies that reduced the overall testing cycle
  • Time spent in regression was reduced due to a test suite created from the regression test packs

Success story

Customer profile

A UK based fund manager and leader for almost three decades in responsible investing. Specialists in alternatives, equities, fixed income, OTCs, ETDs and shareholder advisory services.

Business challenges

  • Lack of Cadis knowledge
  • No clarity on the documents required
  • Change in management due to constant changes in requirement specifications
  • Lack of a specific test process
  • Customers unfamiliar with specialized testing
  • Numerous production issues

Our solution

  • Execution of standard tracking processes and matrices to improve the effectiveness of accountability
  • Providing individual ownership on particular modules developed
  • Asserting templates on various processes, such as effort estimations, code review, checklist, release guidelines and unit test case guidelines
  • The lack of Cadis knowledge was resolved by implementing AutoREL, a Cadis project release automation tool