W&F Issue 1 2018

www.wealthandfinance-news.com 26 Wealth & Finance International - Issue 1 2018 Fund Connect is State Street’s market-leading, short-term liquidity trading portal and forms part of the GlobalLink suite of electronic trading solutions, alongside FX Connect and Currenex, which are utilised by the world’s largest institutional investors. Fund Connect is a comprehensive liquidity management solution providing cash investors with real-time trading, risk analytics, customized reporting and automated settlement across a wide range of global money market products through a single interface. As part of its commitment to providing clients with the highest possible standards of trading flexibility, operational support and client service, Fund Connect facilitates access to a range of global fund providers through an intuitive web-delivered platform. The Fund Connect Auto-Settlement technology can fully automate the investment and settlement process via SWIFT, thus eliminating the errors associated with manual processes. Fund Connect’s ability to support multiple trading styles, through a single interface, to multiple fund providers increases efficiency, reduces risk and enhances relationships between investors and their fund providers. Additionally, Fund Connect allows investors immediate access to the information they require to make informed investment decisions including instrument-level holdings information which can be analysed via the Transparency Connect customisable reporting tool. Fundamentally, Fund Connect is designed to streamline the investor’s workflow, eliminate errors and provide valuable risk analytics allowing them to focus on higher-value tasks. This objective is the ongoing focus for the Fund Connect team as they continue to develop new features and functionality in response to a changing regulatory environment.” Fund Connect is an online trading, analytics and settlement tool used for by investors to manage cash in global Money Market Funds (MMFs) and Short Duration Bond Funds. We profile this innovative product, which won Best for Investment Research & Trading – USA in our highly regarded 2017 Finance Awards programme. Global Connectivity for Investors FI170037

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