DST Global Solutions won the Custody Risk European Awards 2011 European Asset Servicing Technology Vendor of the Year for the second year running. It was a very competitive shortlist with a large number of entries, but the judges felt DST Global Solutions was ahead of the pack.
Tom Abraham, group chief executive at DST Global Solutions, commented: “We are extremely pleased to see HiPortfolio®, our flagship asset servicing product, being recognised again this year. This award confirms HiPortfolio as one of the leading solutions in the asset management industry. In our ongoing efforts to optimise investment operations for our clients globally, we have made significant enhancements to the product and delivered major projects for global, European and Asian firms throughout the course of this year. We see this award as recognition of the contribution we have made to our clients and the industry during 2011.”
Arun Sarwal, chief executive of investment management solutions at DST Global Solutions, added: “Winning this award and maintaining our position as European Asset Servicing Technology Vendor of the Year underlines the value of the hard work applied by some 175 members of our asset servicing team across the globe in regard to the execution of the HiPortfolio roadmap to ensure it meets the challenges within our industry.”
As a leading asset servicing solution, HiPortfolio is at the heart of more than 160 investment management firms in more than 35 countries, supporting critical asset servicing functions to help them remain competitive, efficient and in control of their business. It has more than 7,300 users and has added three clients over the year. Clients range from large, global asset managers and third-party administrators to specialist private wealth and boutique managers.
HiPortfolio has evolved with changing market needs and DST Global Solutions has continued to invest a significant proportion of its revenue into development. The solution, which offers multi-currency capability, has enhanced its control over unit-pricing production and offers greater functionality to improve net asset valuations, enabling clients to meet stricter service-level agreements. It also serves as the core application for transaction recording, position-keeping, asset servicing and accounting. HiPortfolio enables users to define and build reports to their specifications.
Disaster recovery has been a priority for DST Global Solutions, with developments focusing on the ability of HiPortfolio to leverage the investments of database technology partners, to offer advanced online backup and immediate recovery. An Administrator Dashboard was also added as the first step in delivering a new user experience for the HiPortfolio community. Reporting and aggregation blueprint capabilities have been integrated to enable a coherent data aggregation solution where data from single or multiple instances of HiPortfolio around the globe, or multiple third-party systems, can be consolidated.
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