Services Insights


NAVigating reporting in turbulent times

9th July 2020

NAV reporting has long been an important part of any daily, weekly or monthly function. However, the volatility of markets during the past few months has seen firms struggling to keep up with the demands of creating timely and accurate NAV calculations. With the level of uncertainty the world is grappling with, the volatility we saw back in March... read more

FCA targets climate risk

8th July 2020

An initiative of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) comprises senior representatives from across the financial sector whose combined expertise has been brought to bear on addressing the most urgent existential risk of our time: climate change. In June the... read more

Asset managers to increase regulatory outsourcing

23rd June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Regulatory hurdles remain the greatest challenge for asset managers, who will look to outsource compliance burdens as the pandemic eases according to research.   The study, conducted by Northern Trust in the first quarter of this year, found that 50 percent of asset managers cite the regulatory environment as their top challenge when... read more

Report: Insurance industry takes tech and trust hit

11th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Insurers face new threats as impact of coronavirus challenges tech stacks and complicates customer contracts. While the shock of the pandemic is being felt across all industries, insurers are grappling not only with the need to revamp legacy technology, but the potential loss of trust from customers who rely on them for support as the lockdown... read more

Automation reconciliation services are coming on leaps and bounds

9th June 2020

Company: FIS
For many, their reconciliation software has become part of the office furniture – sat in the corner, not upgraded or even reviewed in years. But there is a growing shift toward updating or introducing new reconciliation solutions that are service-based, standard-driven and highly focused on automation, according to Richard Chapman, vice... read more

Dark memories: Coronavirus and the spectral return of exposure management

8th June 2020

As with the 2008 market crash, the coronavirus has brought the issue of exposure management to prominence once again. Recent market volatility has sent shockwaves through the financial community and resurfaced some dark memories that most of us would prefer to forget. When the markets are fluctuating at an alarming rate, asset owners in... read more

FCA stokes confusion surrounding safeguarding practices

4th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is unclear on guidance to safeguard customers’ funds, says Bob Lyddon, chairman of the Association of UK Payment Institutions (AUKPI). His comments follow an announcement by the FCA on May 22 to propose guidance on safeguarding customers’ funds in wake of coronavirus. The consultation... read more

UK fintech investment up 500 percent in five years

4th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Investment in UK fintechs expanded by 500 percent over the past five years, eclipsing levels in the US – which recorded 170 percent growth over the same period - and Europe, which recorded a 133 percent increase. A recent report has also found that UK fintechs received the greatest amount of investment of all European fintechs,... read more

UK government under pressure to legislate “Wild West” of biometrics

5th May 2020

Company: bobsguide
The UK government needs to create rules around biometric technologies to determine how they are used, said Hugh Milward, director of corporate, external and legal affairs at Microsoft UK, during a panel on developing governance for biometrics at a Westminster eForum policy conference today. Market participants are urging regulators and... read more