Category Archives: Outsourcing

13/06/2014

The Investit Intelligence research membership have commissioned ‘New Outsourcing Opportunities’ as a new study for 2014. Asset managers continue to fine tune their operating platforms and seek new opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Many firms have embraced outsourcing …

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The Investit Intelligence research membership have chosen ‘Market Data Administration: Managing Expenses’ as a new study for 2014. The escalating costs of market data and the expanded regulatory requirements for providing clients with access to market information has made market …

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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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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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