Asset Management Systems Insights


The importance of pricing controls in fund valuation

18th April 2019

Company: AIM Software
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... read more

Interview: Carlos Domingo aims to secure markets

19th March 2019

Company: FinTech Connect
Carlos Domingo is a senior executive, entrepreneur, investor, and currently the CEO and co-founder of Securitize.  Before becoming the CEO of Securitize, Carlos co-founded and launched SPiCE VC, a fully tokenized VC fund. In order to ensure global compliance for SPiCE VC, Carlos and his team created the security token... read more

Sandboxes offer key to fintech innovation

6th March 2019

Company: bobsguide
A regulatory sandbox is a framework that allows fintech start-ups and other innovators to conduct live experiments in a controlled environment under a regulator’s supervision.  Nicole Sandler, vice president, fintech and regtech, EMEA legal lead, Barclays, says that “one of the biggest reasons that companies enter a sandbox is... read more

Testing of Mifid II transaction data is "doing the same job twice"

28th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Sample tests of transaction data provided by national competent authorities (NCAs) back to market participants is an “extra layer of complexity, and cost” which essentially results in “doing the same job twice,” said Adrian Clark, head of business risk and governance, at RBC Global Asset Management, at an industry event... read more

UK’s FCA: “Significant issues” remain in asset management cost calculations

28th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Significant issues remain in the disclosure of cost calculations within asset management, according to Nick Miller, head of asset management supervision, at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), at an industry event this week in London. On Thursday, the FCA called on firms to act following a review of costs and charges disclosure in... read more

Asset managers must move away from legacy back office systems

28th February 2019

Company: bobsguide
Asset management firms need to look at “the sins of the past” when aiming to create new operating models and break down siloed technology in the back office, said Jo Parkhill, CASS consultant at Cashfac, on a panel at the Summit for Asset Management (TSAM) in London this week. “The default position has been to outsource back... read more

How regtech will digitally transform asset management in 2019

24th January 2019

Company: Fenergo
As the world becomes increasingly digital, start-ups specializing in blockchain and fintech are transforming businesses across the board. Yet with constantly changing regulation and the need to compete with digital disruption, 2019 will be the year when regtech rises to the top of the agenda for the c-suite in financial institutions. ... read more

Getting the best from the client-vendor relationship

21st January 2019

For buy-side firms, the need to manage operations with more efficiency has never been greater. Rising regulatory costs and fee compression driven by passive funds have caused asset managers to scrutinise every area of their processes like never before. The relationship between an asset manager and its vendor partners is one such domain that is... read more

Slow progress in research market sees pre-Mifid conduct continue

3rd January 2019

Company: bobsguide
Despite significant rules designed to unbundle research costs within the asset management industry - which came into force under the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) - many of the behaviours undertaken before the directive have continued, says Chris Turnbull, co-founder of Electronic Research Interchange (ERIC). For... read more