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

Operational Assessment for Multi-Family Office

BACKGROUND Meradia was retained by an $8 billion AUM multi-family office to assess their investment application stack, organizational design and operational processes. Like many investment management firms, the company had grown over time and had come to realize it was time to take a holistic review of their organically grown patchwork of systems and overall operating model that had become overly manual and inefficient. Priority functional pain areas centered around trading, accounting, reconciliation, performance calculation, reporting, document strategy and CRM. Meradia was retained to examine technology and operations, document the current state workflows, interview users, summarize the results and... Read Full Article