It will come as no surprise to those who have followed the Buy-Side Technology Awards for the past 11 years that SmartStream Technologies becomes the first recipient of the best back-office technology provider award, which, in all likelihood, will turn into another highly competitive category in future awards. John Brazier talks to Steve Murphy about the vendor's Reference Data Utility and what's in the store for the industry post-Mifid II.
Given that the back-office umbrella typically covers a wide variety of often complex business processes—reconciliations, corporate actions processing, accounting, client reporting, collateral management, cash and liquidity management, and range of data management functions—it is not surprising that we are yet to see the emergence of an all-singing, all-dancing back-office platform from a third-party technology vendor. But there are a number of vendors that have offerings that tick many of the above-mentioned boxes, and SmartStream currently leads that field.
John Brazier talks to Steve Murphy about the vendor’s Reference Data Utility and what’s in the store for the industry post-Mifid II.
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