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Checklist: Is Your Firm Ready to Future-Proof Operations?

23rd October 2017

Asset management firms face a difficult competitive environment that’s constantly changing. For operations executives, this change provides an opportunity to take their firms’ growth and success to a higher level. Moving to a hosted or managed services operations platform can help many firms successfully meet the challenges they face. read more
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A Basic Guide to Selecting CTRM (Commodity Trading & Risk Management) Systems

22nd September 2017

If your business has made the decision to implement a CTRM system for the first time or replace and old system with a modern CTRM system, then you are going to need to start a selection process. How do you decide which CTRM system is right for your business? Fendahl's free guide on How to Choose a CTRM System is designed to give you a basic... read more
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Beneficial Ownership in Focus, FinCEN vs EU Money Laundering Directive

14th August 2017

Company: Fenergo
Beneficial ownership came to the fore recently with two high profile leaks – the Bahamas and the Panama Papers leaks, which saw the leaking of financial information for hundreds of thousands of offshore entities. This, along with heightened anxieties arising from a number of high profile terrorist activities, has resulted in a significant shift... read more

Bringing Transparency Through MiFID II

12th July 2017

Company: Morningstar
The January 2018 deadline is quickly approaching for asset managers to calculate and deliver the new fee data required by MiFID II for their investment products. At the same time, advisory firms are determining how to source this data and how they’ll report it to their clients, particularly in pre-sale conversations. read more

Adapting Your Advice for MiFID II

12th July 2017

Company: Morningstar
Financial firms throughout Europe are rethinking their advice processes as they approach the January 2018 implementation deadline for MiFID II. The directive requires all advisers to make sure that the portfolios and advice they offer are suitable to investors’ needs. read more
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It’s a marathon, not a sprint -When selecting new collateral management system

10th July 2017

Company: Calypso
When selecting a new collateral management system, market participants should take a long-term view toward the future. This article explores different deployment options available and what parameters to be considered. Read the complimentary article and find out the What Key Questions to ask when selecting a new collateral management system. ... read more
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5 Considerations to Build a Future-Ready Business Model for Asset Managers

4th May 2017

Operations executives at asset management firms increasingly realize the necessity to outsource back- and middle-office investment operations, helping them control cost, manage risk and accelerate growth. Such an operating model can handle routine, non-differentiating activities so you can focus on strategic business-building priorities. This... read more

NAV Reconciliation: Moving Beyond Excel

20th April 2017

The vast majority of investment managers will reconcile their net asset value in 2016 using Excel. This is because vendors have struggled to deliver a robust NAV reconciliation solution that is as configurable as matching, but as intuitive as an Excel spreadsheet. Here’s the functionality investment managers need in a commercial package before... read more
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NSFR: Setting up a solid foundation to meet liquidity requirements

2nd November 2016

Company: AxiomSL
AxiomSL's global liquidity team shed like on the specific treatments under the BIS NSFR standards, the challenges posed across multiple spectrums & the opportunities presented to firms as a result. read more
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The FRTB: Do not underestimate the standardised approach

1st September 2016

Company: AxiomSL
There is currently a lot of discussion in the industry about the internal model-based approach to the FRTB; however, it is important that banks do not underestimate the challenges of implementing the FRTB standardised method, particularly as it will impact all institutions including those that adopt the internal approach. Among the significant... read more