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(L)ibor reform: How will it affect bank treasury functions?

25th October 2019

Regulators are increasingly interested in industry progress and bank treasury readiness for the (L)ibor reform. In this  article, EY and SimCorp experts explain why it’s crucial that bank treasurers can demonstrate a tangible action plan for addressing the (L)ibor reform’s implications for specific functions. Is your...
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Change transformation is critical for the global buy side

17th October 2019

Recently, we heard of a media reporting of a failed buy-side system implementation, this time in Asia-Pacific, with significant impact on the firm and its resources. It is probably not for the last time that we hear of such examples. But modernisation of buy-side operations and infrastructure is absolutely necessary, to shake off the relentless...
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European buy side sets sail for growth

9th July 2019

Cost-cutting has been a go-to for many buy-side managers since the financial crisis, as fees, and therefore margins, slumped while regulatory outlay soared. But 10 years since the darkest days in investment management, a corner has been turned. The 100 buy-side firms we spoke to for this year’s industry survey displayed a...
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In the race for front-to-back, integration makes all the difference

24th April 2019

Front-to-back is this season’s new black. Accelerated by the rapid rise of alternatives, which presents new costs and challenges, buy-side firms are now seeing the benefits of multi-asset, end-to-end solutions. With increased volumes of data and the complexity of alternatives instruments, the need to consolidate fragmented, inhibiting and...
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The importance of pricing controls in fund valuation

18th April 2019

Since the global financial crisis, regulators have given increased attention to the responsibilities of fund management companies* in overseeing their delegated functions. The US Investment Company Act of 1940, and AIFMD and UCITS in Europe, are clear that – while the valuation function may be outsourced – the overall responsibility for...
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Prototyping the benefits of machine learning, today

1st March 2019

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) will transform our lives in the decades to come. But machine learning also has a role in the more near term to address concrete problems users currently face on a daily basis. This article explores how SimCorp is looking to exploit these opportunities. At SimCorp, we have set up a dedicated...
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Selecting the right data management platform

11th December 2018

As more market participants realize how essential strong data governance is over the past few years, the market for enterprise data management (EDM) solutions has grown exponentially. While there are many vendors out there, choosing the right one can be crucial for the firm’s long-term success. Bobsguide spoke with Maurice Heffernan, Chief...
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Understanding data lineage in asset management: Where did our data come from?

24th January 2018

  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...
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Are disruptive technologies a distraction to addressing the burden of legacy technology?

11th December 2017

Market conditions have been less than kind to the asset management industry. Mounting regulatory pressures, the fee squeeze and a continuing low interest rate market have pushed firms to define themselves by their competitive edge. Agility is becoming an increasingly crucial goal for firms, whether it is being able to get new investment vehicles...
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Are disruptive technologies a distraction to addressing the burden of legacy technology?

15th November 2017

Market conditions have been less than kind to the asset management industry. Mounting regulatory pressures, the fee squeeze and a continuing low interest rate market have pushed firms to define themselves by their competitive edge. Agility is becoming an increasingly crucial goal for firms, whether it is being able to get new investment vehicles...