Donnelley Language Solutions and SDL Join Forces

Donnelley Language Solutions is the premium provider of multilingual services for funds and SDL is the global leader in translation technology. Combining these two premium content providers brings far-reaching benefits for asset managers aiming to communicate with their global audiences.

25 years of helping asset managers to produce fund content have taught us that creating compliant, accurate, and culturally-sensitive fund content is not simple – especially if it needs to be done quickly and on budget.

Gain a Competitive Advantage

Asset management clients with a global reach recognize the competitive advantage of providing culturally adapted content for their potential investors. The industry needs to provide compliant content for regulators in every market, as well as a digital experience for a changing investor profile. But regardless of whether you work in product development, marketing, or compliance, the challenges are the same:

  • How can we produce content quickly, across multiple languages and channels?
  • How can we make sure that what we produce is of a high quality that is meaningful to our global audiences and retains our company brand?
  • How can we manage the multiple stakeholders who need to input into the process?
  • How can we take advantage of the increasing presence of machine translation in repetitive processes?
  • … and finally, how can we connect all the dots?

Enterprise Support for Fund Content:

Connected Fund Content Workflows

SDL MultiTrans is the gateway to SDL; a technology platform with fund-specific workflows. All fund related content is securely received and stored, it is managed, updated and reused, whatever the content type and business use, within the same central platform. Fund content can be accessed, and updated or exchanged with other systems via API. SDL MultiTrans stores vast libraries of fund content in every language, and activity can be audited and reported on for compliance purposes, as it is all stored and managed within the same platform. This means that all stakeholders in a content journey can access and review their content through SDL MultiTrans.

High Volume Publishing for Funds

Asset managers can navigate the constantly changing regulatory landscape with SDL content publishing workflows. SDL provides high volume, multilingual structured content tools, integrated with specialist human and machine translation, to manage regulatory content for financial statements, prospectuses, KIID and PRIIPs KIDs. Our publishing workflows support all multilingual outputs, and are integrated with all other fund related content in SDL MultiTrans. SDL publishing workflows can receive and exchange fund data from specialist third party data providers via multiple API connectors.

SDL regulatory publishing for asset managers enables accurate, timely and secure compliance with fund regulations from UCITS and MIFID II to GDPR.

Machine Translation for High Volume Content

SDL is a global leader in machine translation, and our machine translation engines are secure, allowing them to be integrated with our fund workflows. This allows us to produce increasingly impressive output quality, in a growing number of language pairs. What’s more, our engines can be stored and integrated with SDL MultiTrans, in addition to specialist third party data providers. Machine translation is particularly applicable to our high volume publishing tools for PRIIPs KIIDs and for highly repetitive compliance content. Our solution can also be combined with human post-editing services.

Integrated Content Consultancy for Funds

Reaching investors in new markets is a key revenue driver for asset managers. Speaking to global audiences in the right way is part of an asset manager’s brand. Yet producing high quality, culturally adapted fund content, that is both compliant and an effective sales tool, is one of the most difficult areas of global content production for asset managers. SDL’s Marketing Solutions advise on fund content operating practices to ensure optimum outcomes. SDL provides full service, in-house consultancy for all fund content channels and media. From brand and advertising, transcreation and multilingual copyediting, to content strategy and creative services. Whether we work on a fund launch, a global fund advertising roll out, or thought leadership for multiple markets, all content is supported by SDL technology tools and can be integrated into fund enterprise workflows.

Technology that Connects the Dots

Whether we work with one department or many, on one type of fund content, or across an enterprise, our technology stores all fund-related content in the same, central location. This can then be connected to any other platform. SDL offers asset managers over 100 ready-built connectors, connecting fund content between departments and between multiple external data providers and stakeholders. This reduces risk, enhances content quality and consistency, and provides an immediate audit trail with vital speed-to-market.

SDL Solutions for Fund Management

SDL offers a new approach, combining the best of digital content management, machine translation, language technology and service delivery so that you can capitalize on global market opportunities faster than ever before.

Secure, agile, modular solutions. We help the world’s leading financial services companies to:

  • Enable regulatory compliance
  • Reduce exposure to financial penalties
  • Reach and capture global audiences faster
  • Manage complexity and drive business value
  • Enhance a global brand by speaking consistently to larger audiences

From legal to marketing – we specialize in a complete range of multilingual, fund management content:

  • Compliance and regulatory
  • Sales enablement, editorial and thought leadership
  • Website and digital content
  • Brand, advertising and multimedia
  • Financial reporting
  • Investor Relations, PR and crisis communications

Why Choose SDL for Asset Management Content:

  • Trusted by 9 of the top 10 global investment management groups
  • Specialist provider for the asset management industry
  • Full control of the content ecosystem from creation to multilingual publication
  • The world’s largest team of dedicated in-house translators
  • Full-service support with a global project team of asset management industry specialists
  • Industry leading technology, developed with, and for the asset management industry


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