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The Next-Generation of Reporting: Understanding Needs of the Asset Management Industry
A unique set of forces including emerging markets, regulation, the need to restore investor confidence, a squeeze on margins, and technological advances are shaping the next generation of the asset management industry. It’s a time in which transparency is critical for both investors and regulators, forcing buy side firms to take a hard look at their service models. Buy side firms are witnessing increased competition, particularly in the institutional investor market. It has never been more important to produce detailed and transparent investment performance reports. Changes in how asset management firms approach reporting presents an opportunity to deepen the client relationship.
The Evolving Knowledge Process Outsourcing Landscape
To compete in the race for productivity improvement, financial services organizations across the globe are looking beyond labor arbitrage and are increasingly outsourcing high-end knowledge intensive processes. Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)—the outsourcing of knowledgeenabled processes to leverage analytical skills and domain expertise—has proven a viable strategic business model for financial services organizations.
Next Generation IT in the Financial Industry
The Olympic saying "Citius, Altius, Fortius" (translated: Swifter, Higher, Stronger) could be applied to today’s technology environment. In an effort to manage huge volumes of data, financial services firms are continuing to push the envelope on what is possible in technology.
As Trust and Wealth Management Converge, Technology Becomes Critical
As fiduciaries embrace householding, the personal trust channel is increasingly converging with the agency wealth management business. In order to best complete this transition, fiduciaries need a robust, cutting edge technology solution capable of taking a holistic view of client assets across multiple accounts, managers, and vehicles.
Transparency in Derivatives Market Regulation: Measures and Meanings
Recent events such as the SEC’s case against Goldman Sachs and the passage of the Wall Street Reform Bill highlight grave lapses of the US financial system, particularly of the derivatives market. The derivatives market, cited as a major cause of the financial crisis and the failure of several huge financial institutions, is under fire from the US government for its fragility and lack of transparency. Mortgage-backed securities, a once-useful tool, have turned into the “security that ate the Ame
Service Level Agreement: Monitoring & Management
The primary survey was rolled out to over 40 professionals from the asset management industry. It was aimed at finding the current state of service level monitoring and management as well as the identifying the strategic significance of SLAs. The survey objective was to identify and understand the industry’s (both the service provider’s and service buyer’s) plan of actions that steer SLA monitoring and management processes to meet today’s regulatory and compliance requirements.