Asset Management Systems Insights

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Infographic: The State of FinTech in 2015

18th November 2015

Company: bobsguide
As investment continues to pour into the FinTech sector and competition heats up, we take a look back at 2015’s biggest trends and most important deals of the year, alongside the key investment figures taking the industry in new and exciting directions. This infographic also names the most active investors in the FinTech space... read more
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Wealth Management: Using Technology to Improve Client Service

17th November 2015

Company: SS&C
It is fair to say that today’s consumers are accessing the internet everywhere. In fact, you may well be reading this on a tablet device as you commute to work, or on your smartphone while you wait for the kettle to boil. Once you’re finished, you might book yourself a flight, check tomorrow’s weather forecast, or take a look at... read more
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Is the asset management industry slow to adopt digital technology?

17th November 2015

Company: bobsguide
The asset management industry is not progressing quickly enough towards digital and in particular, is not exploring the potential of technology in the areas of sales and distribution, the FT reports. According to the FT, the slow movement into the digital age by the asset management industry was called “glacial” by Amin Rajan, chief... read more
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The Rise and Rise of Loan Origination Funds

13th November 2015

Company: SS&C
Overview The growth of non-bank lending continues to proliferate. This has been given a boost in the aftermath of the financial crisis when many banks, stung by poorly performing loans, scaled back their lending to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).  This has provided an opening for non-bank financials, ranging from fund managers... read more
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The start-ups challenging banks

11th November 2015

Company: bobsguide
In the current financial landscape banks are facing challenges from new entrants that are providing the same or similar services to them, without the regulatory and legacy system obstacles that come with being a traditional bank. A few weeks ago bobsguide reported on the new digital banks that are challenging traditional banks by providing the... read more
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Marketplace lending: the next big thing?

6th November 2015

Company: bobsguide
Marketplace lending is one of the fastest growing areas in fintech and is tipped to be the next big thing. Over the last eighteen months growth in marketplace lending, which according to reports is the new buzz word for peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, has risen significantly with Morgan Stanley predicting that marketplace lending will reach $290... read more
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Avant closes $325 Million Series E Funding Round

5th November 2015

Company: bobsguide
Avant is the latest marketplace lending platform to raise substantial equity from an array of leading investors. Avant announced this week that it has closed a $325 million Series E equity finance round led by global growth equity firm General Atlantic, with participation from J.P. Morgan, Balyasny Asset Management and existing investors Tiger... read more
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FinTech Innovation Awards: Just four weeks left to enter!

4th November 2015

Company: bobsguide
Just four weeks remain to submit your entry to the 2016 FinTech Innovation Awards, where we’ll be celebrating the year’s most innovative and exciting FinTech initiatives. Entering is free and easy - simply visit the entries section of the Awards website and let our system guide you through the process. As an account holder... read more
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Think regional, buy global

3rd November 2015

Recently, I have witnessed a trend towards the globalisation of client reporting system procurement, where asset managers select one vendor then utilise that platform in different regions around the world. The purchase of such an enterprise software solution stems from organisations taking a look at their regional needs and seeking to centralise... read more
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Will Aberdeen Asset Management be sold?

2nd November 2015

Company: bobsguide
There were many speculative reports released last week surrounding whether or not investment management company Aberdeen Asset Management will be sold. This is due to increased share price and the emerging market infrastructure being in turmoil recently after events in the Chinese economy. The Telegraph reveals that there may be a sense of... read more