Backstop Solutions and Mercer conducted a survey of more than 200 institutional investors to explore the hypothesis that investment teams are spending time on tasks that don’t align with their high levels of education, skills and experience. Our goal was to under- stand how much time institutional investors were spending on core investment tasks versus other non-core tasks and to identify opportunities for improvement in daily work processes. Here’s what we learned:
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True Cloud vs. Fake Cloud: Why It Matters
Businesses of all kinds are “moving to the cloud” these days. But not all clouds are created equal - in fact, some of them are brazenly masquerading as "cloud-based" solutions when in truth, they're really "fake." Our infographic provides a framework that can help you "look under the hood" to determine if a vendor touting their cloud software is a true cloud offering, a fake, or somewhere in between.
Institutional Investment Outlook Survey 2017
We conducted a survey of alternative investment industry professionals at the tail-end of 2016 about what they expect for 2017. Here are the results.