Asset Management Systems Insights
29th January 2018
The contemporary custodian: Challenges and opportunities
Custodians have faced existential headwinds for decades, a situation that has escalated in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. Encroachment from new competitors has compressed margins, while additional regulations and paper-intensive processes have increased... read more
25th January 2018
After the financial crash and events such as the Brexit vote, it’s no surprise that new generations are losing their faith in the promise of capitalism. Sascha Ragtschaa, CEO and Co-founder at Chainium, argues that investing on the blockchain could be the answer.
In the past ten years the global status quo has been turned on its head,... read more
25th January 2018
In late 2017 BNP Paribas announced that it had partnered with global electronic market maker GTS, in order to leverage GTS' trading and technology capabilities with the goal of providing the bank’s clients with deeper liquidity, tighter spreads and further improved pricing in the US Treasuries secondary market.
bobsguide sat down... read more
24th January 2018
Understanding where data comes from or answering simple questions such as “who has modified this value and why?” remains a major challenge.
It is widely accepted that data quality underpins an asset manager’s ability to operate its business efficiently whilst also enabling it to meet client reporting and regulatory... read more
22nd January 2018
Ten years after the financial crash that led to the Great Recession, experts still don’t agree on which factors were most important in causing it, and consequently what should be done to prevent a repetition.
Rick A. Fleming, the investor advocate at the SEC, summarised the impact of the crisis: “About four million families had lost... read more
19th January 2018
Enterprise Data Management (EDM) has long been associated with the disciplines of sourcing, mastering and distributing data that is widely used across different departments in a financial services firm. This typically includes valuation data, instrument master data and entity data. However, major changes in business requirements, regulatory... read more
11th January 2018
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
4th January 2018
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
3rd January 2018
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
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