Asset Management Systems Insights

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Bob’s guide to asset management systems survey results… what the industry thinks of fintech

11th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
In late 2017 bobsguide surveyed its investment management community in order to better understand how the asset management software market is currently perceived. We asked asset managers, investment banks, consultancies, and asset management fintech vendors to tell us about their current tech purchasing habits, the obstacles firms are looking to... read more
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Has the financial services landscape already changed following MiFID II implementation?

4th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
With any and all significant legislation, the industry have voiced their opinions on MiFID II as the deadline came and went. The concerns, challenges and expectations from various industry leaders have been collated below.   Yesterday, January 3, marked the seven year wait for the sequel legislation that builds upon the groundwork... read more
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Moving beyond experiments to solving payments in capital markets with blockchains

3rd January 2018

Company: Baton Systems
Arjun Jayaram, Founder & CEO, Baton Systems It has been no secret that banks are thoroughly testing blockchain applications and some have even begun to apply the technology to key business ventures. However, while most would agree that innovation is pivotal to global banking’s evolution, the last few years of “blockchain... read more
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Why digital transformation must be an organisation's top priority in 2018

2nd January 2018

What the heck is digital? In 2018 digital transformation will become the number one business priority. But what is it? I was actually asked this question on Bloomberg Radio earlier this year, when the host asked me, “what the heck is “digital”? Isn’t this the same as what organisations have already been doing? Well, the... read more
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The most significant news, events and trends of Q3: Fintech recap 2017

22nd December 2017

Company: bobsguide
For the past month we have been looking back at fintech in 2017 from every angle, in order to determine the most significant developments in the industry during that time. Previously we examined the headlines that caused most industry interest in Q1 and Q2, today we cast our minds back to our highlights of Q3. July With Money20/20 Europe... read more
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Designing Smart Beta portfolios: The role of factor models and technology considerations

21st December 2017

In a recent bobsguide article, Charles River discussed how Smart Beta products can improve portfolio diversification, minimise undesirable correlation risk, and deliver better risk-adjusted performance. These products are increasingly popular with both asset owners and investment managers because they provide conveniently packaged exposure to a... read more
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MiFID II: Still scrambling to the finish line?

21st December 2017

Company: corfinancial
Getting over the line for MiFID II is only part of the journey for investment managers. In anticipation of the 3 January 2018 deadline, some asset managers will have thoroughly tried and tested systems and procedures in place, but many will have tactical enhancements that barely achieve compliance. The process of building out and improving systems... read more
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Designing Smart Beta portfolios: Challenges and considerations

19th December 2017

Increasingly popular Smart Beta products provide investment managers and asset owners with conveniently packaged exposure to a number of factors. Risk factors are granular attributes of one or more asset classes that explain risk and return. Examples of equity factors are company size (large cap vs. small cap) and style (growth vs. value). Fixed... read more
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How fund look-through improves buy-side risk monitoring and performance evaluation

13th December 2017

Asset managers and owners increasingly implement their investment strategy by buying funds from a number of providers. These funds can represent a significant portion of the firm’s portfolio, and complicate their ability to manage risk, measure performance and comply with global shareholder disclosure regulations. Managing fund holdings... read more