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The Data-Centric Investment Management Middle Office: How CIOs Can Shift From Access to Actionable Insight

Published: 22 January 2019

ID: G00375517

Analyst(s): Ali Merji , Darrin Courtney


Investment services firms are investing in complex new instruments that demand more scalability and agility than their middle-office systems can deliver. CIOs need to take a data-centric approach, with open architectures, process-oriented development and iBPM-enabled service-oriented architecture.

Table Of Contents


  • Adopt a Data-Centric Approach to Modernizing the Investment Services Middle Office
  • Rationalize Database Management and Application: Data Collection vs. Data Connection
  • Seek Process and Workflow Configurability and Flexibility
  • Implement Agile Application Architecture With Integrated Apps, APIs and Services
  • The Bottom Line: Shift Your Focus From Data Access to Analytical Insights

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