Asset Management Systems Insights


The countdown to MiFID II: Born on the 3rd Jan?

5th December 2017

As the peal of the 2018 New Year’s Day bells fade away, spare a thought for all those MiFIDians, for whom the seasonal break was shorter than usual, or was a welcome respite before the oncoming storm on 3rd January go-live, a date itself tempestuously debated by the industry. Following a year’s reprieve, has the industry spent its time... read more

The most significant news, events and trends of Q1: Fintech recap 2017

30th November 2017

Company: bobsguide
Over the next month we will be looking back at fintech in 2017 from every angle, in order to determine the most significant developments in the industry during that time. To kick off bobsguide’s review of the last 12 months in fintech, we have recapped the biggest breaking news, deals, people moves, and themes we covered this year.  ... read more

One month countdown to MiFID II: The view from the front line

30th November 2017

Company: Thomson Reuters
A new Thomson Reuters report reveals the key issues as organizations prepare to meet the complex demands of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). Having successfully adapted to a continuous wave of new regulation since the financial crisis, businesses and financial institutions are facing their biggest challenge yet. MiFID... read more

Two approaches to buy-side scenario analysis

28th November 2017

“Stress-tests improve an asset manager’s resilience in times of market stress regardless of regulation. Consequently, best-in-class firms will accommodate emerging trends in asset management that affect investors well before regulators take action.” - Asset Managers Face Rising Regulatory Scrutiny, Boston Consulting... read more

Eight key benefits of cloud technology for Client Lifecycle Management

27th November 2017

Company: Fenergo
Cloud technology has developed and evolved in line with the myths that surround it. Up until 15 months ago, banks were publicly reticent about transferring core banking services to the cloud for a number of regulatory and security concerns, including concerns over the confidentiality of data, lack of control of data, data breaches, as well as... read more

Adjusting strategies to cope with changes in the wealth management sector

27th November 2017

In an industry where there is a continual downwards pressure on fees and asset flows, the impact of shifting demographics and technology expectations are driving a step change in the user experience demanded by customers. IPBS looks at why wealth managers need to respond accordingly by reshaping products and services and investing in... read more

Halal Robo-Advisor – an impossible mission or an ignored jackpot?

22nd November 2017

Company: FA Solutions
Many processes have already been automated, thanks to technology, and now Robo-Advisors are gaining ground at the expense of their human counterparts. Will flesh-and-blood financial advisers become a thing of the past? The Robo-Advice industry is taking off in the U.S. and UK due to their low fees and low minimum capital required. Averaging an... read more

MiFID II transaction reporting: Are you ready? If not, why not?

22nd November 2017

Company: AutoRek
With 3 January 2018 fast approaching, the shots have been fired by the FCA! Last month, Merrill Lynch was fined £34.5m for failing to report transactions. The bank failed to report 68.5 million exchange traded derivative transactions from February 2014 onwards, in contravention with the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). ... read more

Understanding mortgage prepayment models

21st November 2017

U.S. agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) are the largest and most liquid securitized asset class in the world. Pooling thousands of individual mortgages into a standardized security lets investors easily gain exposure to this important asset class. RMBS provide an attractive yield relative to U.S. Treasuries with comparable credit... read more

Client communication best practice for asset management firms

16th November 2017

Company: FundCount
Planned or unplanned. Formalised or ad hoc, every business communicates with clients in some way. For years, asset management firms routinely churned out cookie-cutter accounting and investment reports and other communications to stakeholders. Little thought was given to the format, frequency, accessibility, delivery medium or other individual... read more