The Cost Basis Reporting Vendor Landscape 2011

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11 November 2011
Alexander Camargo and Isabella Fonseca


Cost basis reporting vendors continue to work toward compliance for 2012 and 2013 regulations. Celent expects an increased number of firms and vendors to focus on value-add aspects of cost basis reporting, such as tax management tools, client-facing tools, and integration with other systems going forward.

In a new report, The Cost Basis Reporting Vendor Landscape 2011, Celent examines the current market for cost basis reporting solutions in North America and profiles and benchmarks the offerings of nine vendors in this space.

The providers covered in this report are: Broadridge, DST Systems, Eagle Investment Systems, NetWorth Services, Scivantage, SunGard, Thomson Reuters, and Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. The profiles include differentiators and disadvantages of each solution.

“Cost basis reporting vendors are obviously focusing on meeting compliance requirements for mutual funds in 2012 and fixed income products in 2013. But we also expect firms to begin thinking about ways in which cost basis reporting can transition from being a necessary compliance tool to a value-add solution,” says Isabella Fonseca, Research Director at Celent and coauthor of the report.

“Moving forward, we expect firms to look for ways to leverage cost basis data,” says Alexander Camargo, Celent Analyst and coauthor of the report. “This data is particularly useful for statement generation, performance reporting, tax management, and on help desk UIs. Integration between CBR solutions and other systems within each firm will become an increasingly high priority.”

The report begins with an overview of cost basis reporting and the criteria for participation in this report. A detailed profile for each CBR vendor follows, identifying its strengths and weaknesses. Also included in the study is the vendor comparison section, which evaluates each solution’s features and functionalities and further compares vendors by various functionalities. The last sections include Celent’s view as to how cost basis reporting technology vendors can differentiate their offerings and an evaluation of vendor strengths in these areas of differentiation. Celent also examines where cost basis reporting is headed.

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