Buy-Side Risk Management Trends: Multi-Asset Consolidation

Buy-side firms feel the pressure to simplify architecture, consolidate across asset classes, and migrate on-premises risk platforms over to SaaS alternatives.  

March 2, 2022 –Risk management at buy-side firms continues to evolve with an increasing need to support the front office with ad-hoc analysis and ease the regulatory burden of greater transparency, stress testing, and liquidity risk management. At an organization level, firms have defined risk professionals and their role in supporting the investment process, alongside acting as a safety net for the firm. Firms continue to invest in the talent necessary to support the growing burden of risk management.

This Impact Report highlights the current state of the risk organization at buy-side firms, significant new trends affecting risk teams, and updates to regulation impacting buy-side risk management. The report also focuses on the technology challenges these firms face, looking at the frequency of reporting, deployment models, and overall risk technology architecture. Finally, the report describes the universe of solution providers and recent changes in the risk systems landscape.

Aite-Novarica Group conducted interviews with 38 buy-side market participants, including traditional asset managers, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance-tied investment firms, investment consultants, and asset servicers between May 2021 and November 2021 to capture their views on the latest trends in risk management and technology requirements.

This 32-page Impact Report contains 16 figures. Clients of Aite-Novarica Group’s Capital Markets service can download this report and the corresponding charts.

This report mentions Amazon Web Services, AssetMetrics, BlackRock, Bloomberg, Broadridge, Burgiss, Calypso, Confluence, FIS, FactSet, FinCAD, Finastra, Franklin Templeton, IHS Markit, Imagine Software, Limina, MSCI, Macquaire Asset Management, Moody’s Analytics, Murex, Northfield, Northstar Rsik, Numerix, Orchestrade, Qontigo, Quantifi, Quantyx, SEI, SS&C Algothrimics, SimCorp, Solovis, State Street, T. Rowe Price, and Wilshire Associates.

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