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The orders machine

The orders machine

While some would argue that there are adequate levels of electronic processing automation today, others point at a significant portion of post-trade processing between fund management houses, transfer agents and intermediaries still involving communication via mail, paper, phone and fax. The reality is probably somewhere in the middle.

The good news is that more of the investment funds industry is waking up to the real risks - not to mention costs - associated with an over-reliance on sub-optimal manual processing.



Until recently,   the mere thought of the administrative burdens associated with re-locating different funds from several intermediaries to one main provider sent shivers down the spine.

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