Asset Management Systems Insights

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Regulation: What’s in Store for the Alternative Investment Sector in 2016?

25th January 2016

Company: RFA
2016 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years for financial services regulation and legislation globally. There will be several new, challenging regulations that financial sector firms will need to adapt their business operations to in order to stay ahead of the compliance curve. In order to prepare adequately, the wider alternative... read more
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Fintech vs. the World: Challenges and Trends of 2015 (Part One)

11th December 2015

Company: bobsguide
2015 has been the year of fintech. More and more bankers left their jobs in the traditional finance industry for zero-salary careers in the technology sector, while institutions such as Barclays, Santander and UBS started to experiment with blockchain this year. Last year was hailed as a landmark year for fintech and although billions of dollars... read more
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The impact of regulation and technology on the asset management industry

30th November 2015

Company: bobsguide
Despite initial reservations, the banking industry has embraced the digital revolution, meaning that it was only a matter of time before global technology companies, such as Facebook and Google, recognised the potential for disruption in the wealth and asset management space. Asset managers have recently been accused of being too slow to adopt... read more
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The true cost of data management for buy-side asset managers

23rd November 2015

The value attached to data for asset managers is ever increasing. In the past, data management was viewed as a mid and back office-only role, focused on timeliness, quality and accuracy, all while aiming to keep costs under control. The burgeoning cost of data management combined with ever increasing demands on data quality, its availability and... read more
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The role of the asset manager scrutinised by regulators

23rd November 2015

Company: bobsguide
Due to the concern surrounding the role of the asset manager and how they operate, UK regulators are studying how costs are controlled and how retail and wholesale customers are served. The Financial Conduct Authority are focused on figuring out if clients are getting their money’s worth after members of the Investment Association removed... read more
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Infographic: The State of FinTech in 2015

18th November 2015

Company: bobsguide
As investment continues to pour into the FinTech sector and competition heats up, we take a look back at 2015’s biggest trends and most important deals of the year, alongside the key investment figures taking the industry in new and exciting directions. This infographic also names the most active investors in the FinTech space... read more
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Wealth Management: Using Technology to Improve Client Service

17th November 2015

Company: SS&C
It is fair to say that today’s consumers are accessing the internet everywhere. In fact, you may well be reading this on a tablet device as you commute to work, or on your smartphone while you wait for the kettle to boil. Once you’re finished, you might book yourself a flight, check tomorrow’s weather forecast, or take a look at... read more
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Is the asset management industry slow to adopt digital technology?

17th November 2015

Company: bobsguide
The asset management industry is not progressing quickly enough towards digital and in particular, is not exploring the potential of technology in the areas of sales and distribution, the FT reports. According to the FT, the slow movement into the digital age by the asset management industry was called “glacial” by Amin Rajan, chief... read more
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The Rise and Rise of Loan Origination Funds

13th November 2015

Company: SS&C
Overview The growth of non-bank lending continues to proliferate. This has been given a boost in the aftermath of the financial crisis when many banks, stung by poorly performing loans, scaled back their lending to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).  This has provided an opening for non-bank financials, ranging from fund managers... read more
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The start-ups challenging banks

11th November 2015

Company: bobsguide
In the current financial landscape banks are facing challenges from new entrants that are providing the same or similar services to them, without the regulatory and legacy system obstacles that come with being a traditional bank. A few weeks ago bobsguide reported on the new digital banks that are challenging traditional banks by providing the... read more