Investment firms are increasingly turning to multi-asset portfolio systems, as they provide an integrated solution to handle unique investment vehicles, risk management and collateral management, according to a report from Aite Group of Boston, "Multi-Asset Portfolio Systems: The Buy-Side's New Pied Piper."

Multi-asset portfolio systems allow firms to process all types of assets, including non-listed exotic instruments. In addition, many of them serve front-, middle- and back-office needs of asset managers. Eventually, Aite anticipates convergence of traditional and multi-asset portfolio systems.

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