SimCorp announced new functions for its flagship solution, SimCorp Dimension. A key feature in the first of this year’s bi-annual releases is a new Alternative Investments Manager, which enables buy-side firms to handle illiquid, alternative investment types, such as private equity, real estate, and infrastructure alongside more traditional assets.
Capabilities for Solvency II and MiFID II are in focus as well as collateral management. On the latter, the new tool integrates front office and collateral management workflows, initially enabling portfolio managers to block positions from the collateral pledging process. Operational improvements include short checks on collateral pledges and recalls, usability enhancements in the recently released Margin Manager and dashboards, and extended instrument support.