Middle-Market Deal Management: An Enterprise Software Solution

Collecting and managing deal data throughout the life cycle of a portfolio of investments remains a pressing challenge for commercial lenders. Enterprise platforms, while lesser known, are proven to be a powerful alternative to the more popular technological solutions available in the investment space. Software comp­anies like my own study deal management challenges and work…

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Asset managers look to software to protect brand reputation

The asset management industry is now worth $87 trillion. A stricter regulatory environment and increasing compliance requirements are influencing asset managers to emphasize data accuracy in their operations and adopt technology solutions to ensure flawless workflow management and reporting. Financial data reporting must be done right According to The Wall Street Journal, the asset management industry…

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Borrowers are favoring bank loans over municipal bonds due to regulation

New rules will require brokers to disclose fees on municipal bond trades. Analysts expect municipal bond issuances to remain mostly flat in 2015, with bank lending providing borrowers with a source of capital for the short term. Municipal bond issuance will be flat next year According to Reuters, new borrowing by U.S. states and cities…

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Asset managers can prepare for the rise in interest rates

Strong hiring and wage gains indicate a healthy economic environment. The U.S. economy is starting to rebound and a rise in short-term interest rates is around the corner. As a result, there are certain implications for asset managers that need to be addressed. US economy shows positive signs The Labor Department reported that 321,000 jobs were…

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Sneak Peek of Data Warehousing: Part One

Anyone using Everest through the last few versions has likely noticed a variety of visible changes. Enhancements to data panels and charting have provided greater flexibility to manipulate data; the ability to include reports and workflow attachments on notifications have enhanced communication; improvements to exporting options and integration with third-party systems have made the system…

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This year has seen a surge in debt capital market investment

Investment in fixed income this year has been strong, but new regulations may slow the surge in capital outflows. Managers should focus on operating efficiency to maximize bottom line results. Bloomberg recently reported that as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the new risk-retention rule released on Oct. 21, tries to link managers to a…

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BMS Ranked on Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500

SAN DIEGO, CA, NOV 14, 2014 — Black Mountain Systems, a software company that develops innovative, tailored data and process management solutions for global asset managers, announced today that it has ranked #130 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in…

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Best of 2014: BMS on Inc. 5000 for 4th Time

NEW YORK, NY, SEPT 21, 2014: For the fourth consecutive year, Inc. Magazine has chosen Black Mountain Systems, a software company that develops innovative, tailored solutions for data aggregation, process management, and business reporting, for its Inc. 5000 List of fastest-growing privately held companies. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue this year is $211 billion, with…

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Performance Attribution: A Conversation with Steve Miller of S&P Capital IQ’s Leveraged Commentary & Data

Steve Miller manages S&P Capital IQ’s Leveraged Commentary & Data (LCD), the authoritative source of leveraged-finance news and information. Among his many career milestones, he managed the team responsible for developing Gold Sheets, the Goldman Sachs/LPC Loan Index, and he was the co-founder and CEO of Portfolio Management Data LLC, a firm that pioneered statistical…

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Complimentary Webinar: Application Hosting with Eze Castle Integration

Your investment firm likely relies on a variety of software applications on a daily basis for portfolio management, administration, order management and CRM functionality – just to name a few. As you grow your firm, add users and increase needs as a result, you may find that your traditional hardware-based infrastructure cannot adequately scale to…

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