Asset Management Systems Insights

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Schroders’ Marsland: Governing fintech partnerships becoming an “enormous” challenge

18th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
The increasing need for firms to have resilient operating models is putting pressure on fintech partnerships, according to John Marsland, chief operating officer at Schroders Investment Management. “It has been made very clear by pretty much all of the regulators that we are the ones responsible for the service, regardless of whether... read more
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Buyers’ brief: Fintech drives capital markets

17th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
In the wake of the financial crisis, regulators in the US and Europe have ramped up their oversight on capital markets institutions, driving up compliance costs. Firms are also seeing revenue stagnate as margins are squeezed ever tighter at a time when market volatility is low and outflows increase as investor interest in passive investments... read more
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Time running out for alternative investment and Ucits funds to implement stress test systems

11th September 2019

Company: bobsguide
A lack of sufficient time to implement liquidity stress testing systems to comply with new European requirements is causing concern among managers of alternative investment funds (AIFs) and undertakings for the collective investment in transferable securities (Ucits) funds, according to a board director of an investment fund and the International... read more
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People moves: Revolut, UBS and more

30th August 2019

Company: bobsguide
Meniga appoints new chief operating officer UK-based Meniga has appointed Arpit Kaushik as new chief operating officer. He has held senior roles in companies such as DXC Technology (digital general manager, banking and capital markets), Wipro (general manager and global client partner) and Oracle (sales director). ... read more
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CAT scan: what’s the latest?

30th August 2019

The news in January that Thesys – the originally chosen consolidated audit trail (CAT) processor – had been fired, was seen by many in the Capital Markets industry as something of a mixed blessing. Here was a small, agile, disruptive technology firm ready to draw on emerging technologies and build an optimal solution without the... read more
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Uncertainty over Pripps performance scenario options continues

28th August 2019

Company: bobsguide
A divergence of regulatory approaches to recommendations for assessing how consumers could be helped by a new investment disclosure regulation for fund managers under the Packaged Retail Investment and Insurance Products (Priips) level 2 review could increase legal uncertainty and compliance costs for market participants, according to an insurance... read more
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Report: Asset managers hesitate with Libor transition

2nd August 2019

Company: bobsguide
While asset managers may wait for their counterparty banks to navigate them through the transition away from the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (Libor), the buy side cannot afford to be complacent as the rate gets phased out. But in some instances little preparation has been done. “We’ve been talking to banks primarily but also some... read more
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Operations done right from start: what to look for from your investment technology platform

23rd July 2019

There are many opportunities for hedge funds to take advantage of in today’s market. The funds are experiencing strong inflows of capital, with net asset growth of 18.3% in the year ended June 30, 2018. Preqin studies suggest there is a resurgence of institutional interest in hedge funds, which may serve as a precursor for still more growth.... read more
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UK’s anti-crypto stance “aggressive and outmoded”

12th July 2019

Company: bobsguide
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s proposed crypto-derivatives ban is aggressive and outmoded, according to Townsend Lansing, chief commercial officer at TokenMarket. The FCA announced last week that it would be consulting on banning the sale, marketing and distribution of derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs)... read more