Category Archives: Outsourcing

15/01/2015

The Investit Intelligence research membership have chosen ‘Managed Data Services: The Next Data Frontier’ as a new study for Spring 2015. In an era of increased data complexity, consumption, and cost the challenge with managing the diverse data needs that …

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13/06/2014

The right operating model delivers value, enables growth, enhances efficiency and ultimately improves profit margins. Extensive change agendas focused on global regulation, new business and growth strategies continue to absorb a greater portion of resources and budgets. Asset managers continue …

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The escalating cost of market data and progressively more stringent data distribution rights highlight the importance of instituting a comprehensive market data administration programme. Market data is expensive. A recent industry report indicates the global spend on pricing, reference, valuation …

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21/05/2013

In an environment of growing demands from regulators and clients, heightened competition and a need to best position their firms for future growth, asset managers are increasing their reliance on outsourced services. This shift in operating model is exposing managers …

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12/11/2012

New research published earlier this month, titled The Changing Shape of Outsourcing, shows that a typical mid-size investment management firm could employ 16% fewer operational staff (operations, technology and support staff) if they outsourced their investment operations. Increasing business complexity …

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23/10/2012

Middle-office outsourcing services have been available for well over a decade. What began with a goal to offload inefficient, unreliable and expensive processes to a third party has evolved into a complex and long-term partnership that has become an integral …

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11/01/2012

A “black swan event” is an often over-used term in markets but the potential break-up of the Eurozone seems to fit this description nicely. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who first coined the phrase, defined a black swan event as follows: 1. …

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08/11/2011

Since the introduction of compulsory superannuation in 1992, Australia has developed a sophisticated and growing investment industry. The current market size is around $1.23tn and continues to grow. Over the last decade, the number of firms that provide investment advice, investment management, …

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26/01/2011

Investment management has become a global business with participants in the value chain extending their perspectives from a largely domestic focus to a truly global one in search of new markets, new clients and investment opportunities. While managers have managed …

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24/07/2010

The global financial crisis of 2008 – 2009 fundamentally changed the dynamic for the investment management business: Operating margins for investment management firms had fallen to an all-time low. Regulators introduced ever more onerous and wide-ranging requirements. Much of the …

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