Services Insights

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Traders keep eye on Libor transition

30th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
Derivatives traders are on track to adopt new benchmark fallbacks ahead of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) transition, with the pandemic bearing little impact on preparations. “We have personally not seen any slowdown because of coronavirus from our clients, whether it’s on the fallbacks per se or even other solutions they... read more
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Options Technology COO: We’re a bridge between the public and private clouds

29th July 2020

Company: bobsguide
As the pandemic caused an unprecedented market disruption, hedge fund liquidation surged in the first months of the crisis. Stevie Morrow, chief operating officer at Options Technology – a company that delivers full technology solutions to hedge funds and asset managers – explains how reliance on tech has skyrocketed over the past few... read more
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Banking in the new normal

17th July 2020

Company: Profile Software
The global economy has greatly reshaped since last March, urging both consumers and businesses to adjust their behaviour, processes and operations to a new reality. McKinsey & Company sets a five-stage call-to-action applicable across industries emerging from the coronavirus battle: Resolve, Resilience, Return, Reimagine, and Reform.... read more
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NAVigating reporting in turbulent times

9th July 2020

NAV reporting has long been an important part of any daily, weekly or monthly function. However, the volatility of markets during the past few months has seen firms struggling to keep up with the demands of creating timely and accurate NAV calculations. With the level of uncertainty the world is grappling with, the volatility we saw back in March... read more
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FCA targets climate risk

8th July 2020

An initiative of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) comprises senior representatives from across the financial sector whose combined expertise has been brought to bear on addressing the most urgent existential risk of our time: climate change. In June the... read more
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Asset managers to increase regulatory outsourcing

23rd June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Regulatory hurdles remain the greatest challenge for asset managers, who will look to outsource compliance burdens as the pandemic eases according to research.   The study, conducted by Northern Trust in the first quarter of this year, found that 50 percent of asset managers cite the regulatory environment as their top challenge when... read more
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Report: Insurance industry takes tech and trust hit

11th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Insurers face new threats as impact of coronavirus challenges tech stacks and complicates customer contracts. While the shock of the pandemic is being felt across all industries, insurers are grappling not only with the need to revamp legacy technology, but the potential loss of trust from customers who rely on them for support as the lockdown... read more
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Automation reconciliation services are coming on leaps and bounds

9th June 2020

Company: FIS
For many, their reconciliation software has become part of the office furniture – sat in the corner, not upgraded or even reviewed in years. But there is a growing shift toward updating or introducing new reconciliation solutions that are service-based, standard-driven and highly focused on automation, according to Richard Chapman, vice... read more
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Dark memories: Coronavirus and the spectral return of exposure management

8th June 2020

As with the 2008 market crash, the coronavirus has brought the issue of exposure management to prominence once again. Recent market volatility has sent shockwaves through the financial community and resurfaced some dark memories that most of us would prefer to forget. When the markets are fluctuating at an alarming rate, asset owners in... read more