Financial Services

SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Program Challenges

In a new guide, we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions.

The snippet below talks about the challenges you can expect when developing a response program.

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Expect challenges in various areas:

  • Data Availability: All required data elements may not be available internally. You may need to extend or revamp existing data collection processes. If you are a large entity, multiple overlapping sources of external data may exist.
  • Data Governance: Data dictionary, lineage, and stewardship processes must be established for required data elements used in the new reports, as well as demonstrated to the SEC, if required.
  • Compressed Timelines: Deadlines have been extended but are still imminent for large firms. Ongoing monthly N-PORT filings within 30 days of month-end may require significant manual intervention unless a robust automated process is in place.
  • Calculation requirements: Processes to calculate portfolio risk and disclose returns attributed to derivatives may be complex and beyond the capabilities of existing calculation engines.
  • Technology infrastructure: Data and reporting platforms may require enhancements to aggregate, calculate, and disseminate the required data elements.
  • Compliance risk: You are always at risk of incorrect or delayed filings unless your business processes and technology platforms are up to the task.

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About the Author

Nilanjan Sen, asset management lead in Perficient’s financial services practice, joined the company in 2013 via the acquisition of ForwardThink Group. His areas of focus include data management, business intelligence, operational systems, and investment research and analytics. Nilanjan has over 20 years of experience in corporate and consulting roles. Prior to Perficient, he was VP of IT services at asset management firm AllianceBernstein.

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