Asset Management Systems Insights

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Editor’s picks | Is 2018 the year blockchain sees mass adoption in financial services?

2nd February 2018

Company: bobsguide
Moving beyond experiments to solving payments in capital markets with blockchains 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... read more
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The best risk management software for 2018

31st January 2018

Company: bobsguide
The bobsguide risk management survey in September uncovered the expectations and concerns of chief risk officers and their teams as they look towards evaluating their risk management solutions in 2018. With 62% of respondents stating they wish to purchase or modify their technology, we ran a risk management software comparison to determine the... read more
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Why investment banks and institutional investors are turning to the blockchain

31st January 2018

Fintech firms and blockchain based technology are sometimes cast as the enemies of the traditional financial services industry – but my prediction is that in 2018, that will be proved to be a misconception. Hedge funds, investment banks, stock traders and fund managers have a long history of viewing the world of crypto assets with... read more
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How APIs can transform vendors into partners

29th January 2018

Company: GlobeTax
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
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Will investments on the blockchain democratise capitalism?

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
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Why BNP Paribas is collaborating with GTS in the US Treasuries market | Analysis of the deal

25th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
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
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Understanding data lineage in asset management: Where did our data come from?

24th January 2018

Company: AIM Software
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
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The House repeal of Dodd-Frank: A sign of the apocalypse or a business opportunity?

22nd January 2018

Company: Pendo Systems
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
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Why 2018 will see the end of the traditional concept of the EDM

19th January 2018

Company: Asset Control
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
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Bob’s guide to asset management systems survey results… what the industry thinks of fintech

11th January 2018

Company: bobsguide
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