Asset Management Systems Insights

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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
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Video: Asset managers turn to data for multijurisdictional disclosure requirements

10th July 2019

Company: AxiomSL
Asset managers working across a variety of regimes are faced with an uphill struggle with the volume of data required to comply with shareholder disclosure rules, a panel told bobsguide recently. “Regulators are expecting a lot more detail generally. The Transparency Directive in the EU drove a push for greater transparency... read more
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Emerging hedge funds to level playing field

10th July 2019

Hedge fund launches are at 18-year lows and emerging managers are facing an uphill battle for capital when compared to their larger, more established peers. According to the FT, “the composition of the hedge fund industry’s investor base has also changed over time. Allocations are now dominated by large institutional clients that... read more
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Tackling fast, hyper-connected data head on

25th June 2019

As the speed, volume and complexity of data and regulation increases, how can financial service firms effectively keep up pace and remain competitive – all whilst mitigating rising costs across both people and technology? Today, businesses using hyper-connected data are facing unprecedented digital disruption and regulatory pressures.... read more
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Q&A: BNY Mellon’s Sinha on the future of blockchain

12th June 2019

Company: bobsguide
Subhankar Sinha was appointed head of blockchain for BNY Mellon in May. Prior to this role Sinha founded Nabartham LLC, which advised start-ups on ecosystem governance, strategic partnerships, and the market fit of blockchain products. Sinha was also a director at PwC in the US, where he was the co-founder of the firm’s blockchain... read more