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The fund industry rediscovers Socrates

The fund industry has historically had a hire-and-fire image as a place with no training culture. But that is changing, as it embraces a diversity and inclusion agenda. Fund managers have increasingly realised that a multicultural workforce translates into a richer variety of approaches to...
Three Asian economies still dominate world GDP growth

Paul Hsiao, Economist at PineBridge Investments explains that Asian ex-Japan economies (Asian economies excluding Japan) are still dominating world GDP growth. Asia ex-Japan remained the fastest growing geographical region in the world in 2018 despite weaker currencies, a slowdown in...
Overcoming the teething problems of ESG

Every once in a while, when a new phenomenon surfaces in the investment landscape, the rhetoric ignores the inherent challenges. ESG is no exception. Our annual surveys single it out as a foundational trend, for sure. Every investor group has embraced it – wholeheartedly in Europe but less so...
Failure is optional in mergers & acquisitions

2017 was a banner year for M&A in global asset management. The tempo has eased somewhat this year. But there is a big difference between the latest wave of M&A and the wave that happened around the turn of the millennium. In many cases, skills as well as scale or market position were the primary...

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Elon Musk: a champion of long-term investing?

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Flash in the pan or game changer?

Cryptofunds: The Tough Due Diligence Test

Continuing evolution in Network Management

Crypto or cryptic? Impacts of a growing industry

ServiceMatrix announces Outperformer awards

Transparency in service provider ratings

Success comes from letting go

China Stock Connect three years old

Serenity from Sibos

$8bn extra revenue: a compelling reason to consider securities lending

Fund administration: current trends and whos getting it right?

Panel discussion: Outsourcing

Societe Generale: a sublime performance

Does Mathieu Maurier possess a crystal ball?

The great pensions switch continues

Optimism pervades the air

Getting volatility into perspective

Technology trends in the securities services industry

The rejuvenation of the outsourcing model

Resurgence of the network manager

Rise of the robots. But only up to a point...

Regulated enough already?

Breaking open the closed clearing systems

MiFID II: the transparency imperative

New operating models

South Africa: catching up or leading the field?

Frantic evolution in asset management

Tax transparency: the panacea for asset managers?

European investment industry regulation - in perfect harmony?

EMIR journey accumulates uncertainties

Product governance: giving investors what they want

Ripple effect: broker-dealer crisis impacts clearers

Hong Kong/China mutual recognition

Outsourcing: Success comes from letting go

Regional focus: Africa

Putting money into MENA

Annex IV's role in your European strategy

Class actions: a multi-billion dollar bean-feast

Shaking up broker execution and research

Further consolidation in fund services

Keeping up the gold standard

Post-trade fixes will boost asset safety and investment

Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are opening up

2015 Investor Services Survey exclusive preview

ISITC: operational efficiency and risk mitigation

T2S: wave 1 migration in final testing

The emergence of direct lending as an asset class

Hong Kong/China mutual recognition on its way

Collateral management: where are we now?

Who will Generation Z trust to manage their assets?

T+2: a less unsettling world

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect goes live

T2S: ready to catch the first wave?

2014 Fund Administration Survey

The next three years: what's in store?

Boost returns with buy-side algorithms

UCITS: where next, what next?

In conversation with Dr Mark Mobius

China focus

Challenges, Growth and Consolidation

Mind the Performance Gap

2014 R&M Survey

Asia: the New Frontier

Network Management at a Turning Point

How New Compliance Rules are Changing the Fund Administration Industry

Spotlight on Securities Lending

SWIFT's Standards Forum: Seven Questions to Ask

Investment Portfolio Data Management

Regulatory Change in Securities Lending

ETFs 2.0: The Next Wave of Growth and Opportunity in the US ETF Market