- SunGard’s asset management business
Martin Boyd is president of SunGard’s asset management business responsible for leading SunGard’s growth strategy in the ‘buy side’ financial services community. Prior to this he managed SunGard’s International Distribution business, responsible for driving SunGard’s business in emerging economies and regions as well as managing the global account management organization. He joined SunGard in 2000 working in a number of executive roles including running its Treasury Management vertical. Prior to SunGard, he held senior roles in treasury, capital markets and corporate banking at KPMG Consulting, Royal Bank of Scotland and IBM.
Martin is responsible for growing SunGard’s asset management footprint by increasing its growth in new markets as well as identifying solutions which help customers achieve their strategic objectives. Key focus groups include both traditional and alternative investment and fund managers, as well as asset servicing organizations, and supporting these customers globally.
Assets under management, and the IT spend which supports these assets, continue to grow globally and are driven by both private and institutional fund management demand. At the same time, asset management firms’ worlds are changing rapidly. The global distribution of assets is shifting, new entrants in the alternative space have shaken up the marketplace, and there is a gradual convergence of the alternative and traditional asset management players. Both regulatory and client pressures are leading to a focus on transparency. And lower management fees and increased competition lead to a focus on operational efficiency.