Speaking of Alpha

Platforms, Ecosystems and Interoperability: A New Paradigm for Investment Managers

Our Speaking of Alpha series features insights and commentary from State Street AlphaSM experts on data, operations, technology and services.

February 2021

Much like ecosystems in the natural world, technology ecosystems constantly evolve and adapt to external forces.

In our conversation with Swati Verma, chief commercial officer for State Street Alpha, and Michael Beattie, director of product strategy at Charles River Development, we explore Alpha’s third-party provider ecosystem and its value to investment and wealth managers. Swati and Michael discuss the three core principles governing our Alpha platform and share why partnerships that enable connectivity and interoperability with both established and emerging third-party providers are critical. Developing a technology ecosystem is key to helping deliver fit-for-purpose solutions and services while reducing technology spend and operational complexity.