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Take a Step Back

Ever since the beginning of the financial crisis the investment fund industry has been plunged into a period of intense regulatory remodeling that has created a sea of change for asset managers. Firms have been busy plugging the holes of their data management processes to comply with the ever growing number of data points they […]

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Six Degrees of Separation: How Technology Drives Globalization

The world is becoming smaller. It’s true that the physical nature of the landscape hasn’t changed, however in terms of global business and communication, the increased interconnectivity of the globe frees us from the limitations of physical distance, and instead allows us to think about expansion where it may have been previously impossible. Information now […]

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What will the Financial Back Office of Tomorrow Look Like?

Originally published 7/31/14 in WallStreet & Technology  One of the toughest jobs we face as a technology solutions provider is predicting future needs of the industry as it evolves and becomes more technologically sophisticated. At Confluence, we believe the fund industry back office of tomorrow will rely on a far greater degree of workflow automation […]

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The Decision: In-House vs. Outsourcing

Business and technology trends are constantly evolving around us and tend to influence the direction of large, complex decisions within an organization. In today’s environment of cost reduction, expense scrutiny, and lean/efficient processes, every organization must determine whether a particular function or service should be performed in-house or be outsourced to another vendor. Through my […]

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