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

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Performance Implementation for Large Insurance Company

BACKGROUND A large insurance company’s asset management division retained Meradia to help facilitate the conclusion of a challenging implementation of, and conversion to SS&C’s Sylvan’s Global Performance Measurement and Risk platform. Meradia provided portfolio accounting, performance measurement and testing expertise and identified and troubleshooted errors hindering progress. Issues impacting Sylvan, the data flows, defined acceptance

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End-to-End Process Evaluation for Service Provider

BACKGROUND A leading global provider of integrated solutions for institutional asset managers engaged Meradia to document operating procedures. As a service vendor to the industry this firm was asked by existing clients, sales prospects and regulatory bodies to provide comprehensive documentation to substantiate business practices as part of due diligence exercises. Existing documentation was fragmented,

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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

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Accounting RFP 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 their system stack had become ‘patchworked’, resulting in an operating model that had become overly manual and inefficient. Our initial assessment

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Security Master Scalability for Institutional and Wealth

BACKGROUND A leading global provider of integrated solutions for institutional asset managers used Markit EDM to provision the security master supporting their multi-client investment management platform. The organization wanted to adopt an approach that would extend the capabilities to also satisfy their wealth management (and banking) security master needs. Both within and outside of Investment

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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

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Performance and Attribution Capabilities Audit for a Global Asset Servicing Company

ENGAGEMENT Meradia’s client, a global asset servicing company, acquired a Central European asset servicing firm, which included a middle-office software vendor. The software vendor served both the newly acquired Central European asset servicing business and had independent clients. Meradia was engaged to identify and evaluate ways our client could leverage this newly acquired software asset.

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Asset Manager Client Reporting Requirements and Vendor Selection

BACKGROUND An investment management firm with ~$100 billion AUM wanted to ensure their end-state client reporting platform would support the investment management firm’s evolving business. They retained Meradia to lead a strategic initiative to evaluate the current client reporting environment, prioritize and document future state reporting requirements. Following this, Meradia led the client through a

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Pricing Data Process Modernization for Investment Advisory Firm

BACKGROUND Meradia’s client, an independently-owned investment advisory firm with approximately $60 billion AUM, needed to modernize their ability to manage market data, especially pricing data. The firm’s existing data architecture consisted of Excel-based processes to manage, download, review, and maintain important market data assets underlying daily positions and portfolio valuations. With continuing growth, the firm

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