Including real estate, alternative assets make up over 30 percent of financial investments in Denmark. A PostTrade 360° Copenhagen panel dug into how new technology could help asset managers and custodians cut down on their piles of Excel sheet.
Manual processes including loads of spreadsheets have been needed to manage the alternative assets – but increasingly, the heterogeneous documents can actually be handled computer-wise.
Panelists were …
Fredrik Söderlund (moderator), Product Manager, Portfolio Solutions, SEB Investor Services,
Thomas Anker, Application Manager, PenSam, and
Alex Hingston, Senior Vice President, Head of Private Monitor & Performance Onboarding EMEA, Investment Risk and Analytical Services (IRAS), Northern Trust.
Alex Hingston observed an ongoing drive towards multi-asset class platforms.
Sketching the endless opportunities in the space, Thomas Anker gave the example of drones that could scan a parking lot to identify its utilisation – as a basis for estimating its cash flow and thereby an asset value.
SEB recently launched alternative-asset services, produced digitally, on the back of new technological possibilities.
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