custody

May 11, 2012

looking_glassIf fund managers have little desire to change providers, then custody banks need to look for new forms of business. This is where alternative investment managers come in, says Nicholas Pratt.

May 11, 2012

James_HockleyIn the world of investment management, outsourcing is used as a sourcing solution for everything from portfolio management to technology.

Apr 04, 2012

The asset servicing industry in the Nordics is fiercely competitive, though increased demand for compliance and consulting services means there are business opportunities. But it's all hands on deck to deal with the waves of regulation ready to hit the industry.

Apr 04, 2012

ClockworksOperational outsourcing is thriving among asset managers but much less popular for pension funds. Nicholas Pratt examines why this is the case.

Outsourcing is not new to pension funds.

Apr 04, 2012

BookmarksThe time when fund administrators did only fund administration is in the distant past, finds Nicholas Pratt, in an introduction to this year's survey of third-party providers, which includes our annual directory.

Mar 07, 2012

Asia is increasingly concerned about what the eurozone crisis means for Luxembourg's Ucits funds, which are distributed widely in the region. Our panel discusses this development and other themes affecting the fund and asset servicing industry. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Mar 07, 2012

ControlsFund issuers will have to make a significant change to how they normally settle if they subscribe to Luxembourg's new central securities depository, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Feb 21, 2012

MulticolorsSingle funds investing in diverse asset classes are gaining ground. Nicholas Pratt looks at how four asset managers run their operational infrastructure to support investment in a range of assets and geographies.

Dec 14, 2011

hedgesIt is a tough environment for hedge funds, which could lead to more demand for operational services as funds seek efficiencies and regulatory compliance. Funds Europe asked a range of administrators about their outlook for the admin business in 2012.

Dec 14, 2011

AnchorConcerns over global financial stability are eroding confidence in broader markets, with custodian banks having to re-emphasise trust and transparency as a result. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

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