CAIS Joins DTCC AIP Reporting ProtocolFebruary 10, 2011
CAIS Streamlines Alternative Investments Reporting Protocol
CAIS, the leading independent exchange for in-demand financial products servicing the global wealth management industry, has implemented the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) Alternative Investment Products (AIP) protocol, standardizing and automating the historically cumbersome process of trade settlement, position reporting and account administration for alternative investments.
“We are very pleased to announce the integration of this protocol with the CAIS exchange, which will assist independent wealth advisors, private banks and a growing number of major custodial players in streamlining reporting and reconciliation for alternative investments, particularly hedge fund investments,” said Jeremy Norton, Managing Principal of CAIS. “The DTCC AIP protocol delivers operational efficiency and ongoing monitoring for all funds on the CAIS exchange, providing greater transparency and efficiency for our clients.”
DTCC’s AIP protocol links global market participants, including broker/dealers, fund managers, administrators and custodians, to provide end-to-end processing of alternative investments. The protocol addresses the manual operational issues that challenge the alternative investment community, creating economies of scale through increased efficiency, reduced operational risk and lowered cost.
“With the increasing demand for alternatives, we are committed to remaining at the cutting edge of technology which enables our advisors to compete for clients.” Mr. Norton said. “The DTCC AIP protocol will help wealth managers improve reporting and client service, enhance functionality and reconciliation and provide data integrity and security.”
CAIS is the leading alternative investment platform for financial advisors who seek improved access to and education about alternative investment funds and products. CAIS provides financial advisors with a broad selection of alternative investment strategies including, hedge funds, private equity, private credit, real estate and structured notes, allowing them to capitalize on opportunities and/or withstand ever-changing markets. Additionally, CAIS provides an industry-leading learning system, CAIS IQ, that helps advisors learn faster, remember longer and improve client outcomes.
All funds listed on CAIS undergo Mercer’s independent due diligence and ongoing monitoring. Mercer diligence reports and fund ratings are available to advisors on the CAIS password-protected platform. CAIS streamlines the end-to-end transaction process through digital subscriptions and integrated reporting with Fidelity, Schwab and Pershing, making investing in alternatives simple.
Founded in 2009, CAIS, a fintech leader, is empowering wealth management by leveling the playing field for financial advisors everywhere.
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