SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced the successful completion of a collaborative project with Systematica Investments to achieve complete operational independence for the fund.
Launched by Leda Braga in January 2015, Systematica Investments focuses on rigorously applying science and technology to the investment management process. The firm manages approximately $8.5bn (as of September 1, 2015) across a number of futures and equity based strategies.
Spun out of BlueCrest Capital Management, Systematica Investments approached SS&C with an ambitious plan to build an independent platform within a six-month timeframe. As a result of a very focused partnership between client and vendor this was accomplished on time and, critically for a project of this nature, there was no down time for the fund or its investors.
“SS&C’s knowledge of our business and proven track record with fund conversions, coupled with the commitment and determination of our own team, was critical in the success of this project,” said Matt Kilsby, Chief Operating Officer, Systematica Investments. “We relied on SS&C to be our partner throughout this process and their comprehensive solution allows our focus to be on delivering systematic and technology-driven investment solutions to the market.”
As a result of the conversion Systematica Investments is achieving significant operational efficiencies and is able to leverage SS&C’s platform and expertise to broaden its product coverage.
“The Systematica project represents a significant fund conversion, consolidating both middle office services and fund administration,” said Bill Stone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SS&C Technologies. “We are very pleased Systematica is realizing quantifiable benefits. This project is a tribute to the strong partnership between our customers and the expertise of our conversion teams.”