3 Ways Fund Administrators Are Building Stronger Teams

By: Machele Huckabee

Senior Sales Executive
March 30, 2023

Building strong teams and retaining key employees is the foundation of a fund administrator’s business model, but it’s no easy feat. The financial services sector is making it more expensive and challenging to retain superstar employees and the fund administration industry is seeing a boom of mergers and acquisitions. On top of all that, both the US and UK are facing growing accountant shortages.

Fund administrators don’t have the luxury of being able to outsource or co-source some of the functions that many fund managers opt to unload. But what they can do is invest in technology that streamlines processes to make their employees’ jobs easier. And that’s one of the unsung benefits our fund administration software platform provides.

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Professionals in the fund admin industry routinely cite three reasons why the right technology can positively impact their workforces. Fund administrators of all sizes should ensure their current vendors offer the benefits listed below or should be prepared to shop around.


#1: Dramatically reduces risk (and de-stresses your team)

Manual processes equal stressful processes. Not only do rote and repetitive processes fatigue your employees and wear down morale; they expose avoidable opportunities for human error.

The right technology can help automate those repetitive processes. And by doing so, it can help remove risk from the equation. This has a direct benefit for fund administrators and their clients.

Technological upgrades also have a significant benefit on your employees. They no longer have to worry that all the numbers on a client report were precise or if a distribution was emailed to the right tax contact. Every employee wants to avoid making costly and embarrassing manual errors. The right fund administration software can help them do just that.

By investing in solutions that reduce employee stress, you may help your bottom line. Higher stress levels are associated with lower productivity scores, per the Kansas Journal of Medicine, and stressed employees are three times more likely to leave their jobs.

#2: Puts your team on the cutting edge

Beyond the tangible benefits of streamlined workflows and de-risked processes, technology offers a more elusive appeal – the “cool” factor.

Implementing next-generation technology not only eliminates manual repetitive work across your team. It can also expose your team to new skills and more innovative processes that are helping drive our industry forward. This gives them valuable career experience, encourages creative ideas, fosters a culture of continuous improvement, and allows for more enjoyable and satisfying work.

When you compare the before of having to manually manipulate client data in Excel for hours on end to the now of having fund administration software deliver substantial time savings, reliable enforcement of controls, and smart team-based workflow automation, you can start to see why folks are getting excited about the future of fund accounting.


#3: Frees up your team for higher-value, more rewarding work

Because technology can help automate many of the most tedious processes, team members have more free time during their workdays.

Allvue’s Fund Accounting solution can reduce the capital call process from 10 hours to 10 minutes.

With that time back on their calendars, your team can execute on the higher-value work that sets your company apart and makes them excited to do their jobs. Excellent, error-proof client service doesn’t just strengthen client relationships and make for better business; it makes for a more rewarding and engaging career.

Build a stronger team with Allvue

At Allvue, we see ourselves as partners with our fund administrator clients. In this extremely competitive marketplace, our market-leading solutions help give our customers a competitive edge by helping build a stronger workplace culture, more resilient teams, and superior client service.

Learn how our Fund Administrator solution set can help your team thrive by accomplishing more in less time.

More About The Author

Machele Huckabee

Senior Sales Executive

Machele Huckabee is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the enterprise and fund administration space. She joined Allvue in 2021 as a key member of the team. Prior to that, Machele worked in institutional sales in private equity real estate at RealPage, where she honed her expertise in the financial services industry. Machele is a graduate of Weber State University, where she earned a degree in professional sales and a minor in economics. With her wealth of knowledge and expertise, Machele is a valuable asset to the Allvue team and is committed to delivering exceptional results for the company and its clients.

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