Yearly Archives: 2009

investment-focus
12/12/2009

There are a number of aspects of the investment  management industry that are experiencing convergence as, faced with changing  circumstances, firms are looking at ways to adapt to the market. The aspects of  the industry that we see converging in …

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11/11/2009

The investment management industry has wrestled with the problems posed by the ever-growing demand for data. This growth is fuelled by a number of factors including an increase in trading of new instrument types, the impact of regulatory changes, and …

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outsourcng
14/07/2009

In January 2006, Investit produced a research report called ‘Outsourcing Mid-Term Report – a time for reflection‘, followed by ‘Asset Servicing…Value added for whom?’ a year later. Both studies concluded that the investment management business was becoming much more complex …

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industry-focus
10/06/2009

The events of the past two years have fundamentally altered the world of financial services and have brought back a huge emphasis on the privilege and duty involved in managing other people’s money. Whether it is a crossroads or just …

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18/04/2009

This project was driven by demand from clients who are finding that the increasingly opaque and illiquid market conditions are causing operational problems, mainly with bond funds. Against this background managers must Treat Customers Fairly to arrive at portfolio valuations …

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perf+risk
08/01/2009

Fund managers have devoted a lot more attention to counterparty risk in the past 12 months. The reasons for this are all too  apparent; the liquidity crisis led to the collapse of several organisations  including Bear Stearns, Northern Rock, HBOS …

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