March 2015: A Necessary Evil

SS&C Technologies' recent acquisition of Advent Software has the industry scratching its head.

The recent acquisition of Advent Software by SS&C Technologies is likely to cause some fall-out from a staff perspective, a necessary evil of all acquisitions.

Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere in the Atacama Desert for the past few months, you'll be familiar with SS&C Technologies' acquisition of Advent Software. As soon as the story broke, we knew it was big, but since the beginning of February when it was first announced, there has been an astonishing amount of analysis and speculation about what the acquisition might mean for both firms, and, more importantly, the implications for their respective clients.

As with all mergers, there

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