SS&C Technologies, a provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, has launched a real estate investment trust (REIT) servicing group.
The new servicing group's focus is on the expanding area of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).
"Mortgage REITs have traditionally struggled to manage accounting and reporting and often rely on manual processes," says Josh Brown, senior director of technical accounting and REIT solutions, SS&C Technologies. "With our recent sales momentum, the growth of RMBS and CMBS investments, and the establishment of our REIT servicing group, we can help mortgage REITs be better equipped to produce fully auditable accounting and reporting processes and eliminate the use of spreadsheets."
"SS&C's number one priority is to address the needs of its customers," says Timothy Reilly, senior vice president and general manager, SS&C institutional services division. "As the only integrated mortgage REIT end-to-end solution, SS&C continues to lead the way by providing mortgage REIT clients with enhanced capabilities. We're establishing processes and controls around the accounting for complex structured instruments, collateral management, GAAP compliance, REIT compliance and SEC disclosures to ensure they have the tools needed to succeed."
SS&C's REIT servicing offering includes operational assessments, audit capabilities, fixed income and trading, collateral management and MBS portfolio management, accounting and reporting.