Pension Fund Performance and Risk Analytics Assessment

BACKGROUND Meradia’s client, a top-tier superannuation* fund manager in Queensland, Australia with approximately A$75 billion (USD $60 billion) AUM needed accurate, timely and consistent data fit for their analytic requirements. Historically, the operations team generated Performance from raw custodial files. While a substantial portion of the assets are externally managed, the futures, FX and cash portfolios – representing major exposures – are managed and traded internally for the purposes of tactical asset allocation, rebalancing, hedging and liquidity. With no expected improvement in sight, and facing imminent new competitive market pressures, the Chief Investment Officer retained Meradia to advise and... Read Full Article

BlackRock Aladdin Front Office Implementation Project Manager

BACKGROUND A global asset manager with $245 billion in AUM had multiple vendor and proprietary trading systems to support equity and fixed income trading globally. The firm struggled to get a timely, accurate, and holistic view of trading activity and decided to standardize by implementing a single instance of BlackRock’s Aladdin globally. Functional scope for the full Aladdin suite included trading for equity, fixed income, private placements, and derivatives, compliance, external trading platform connectivity, risk and analytics. Stakeholders and project interface included portfolio managers, traders, quants, and program management in North America, Europe, and Asia. Meradia was engaged to... Read Full Article