custody

Jan 05, 2011

Tim_keaneyAsset servicing firms offer strategic advice to fund managers about running their businesses more efficiently. But here Tim Keaney tells Nick Fitzpatrick how BNY Mellon has adapted its own servicing business to the tougher environment

Dec 13, 2010

mandate_410Standard Bank, South Africa’s largest bank, has appointed BNP Paribas Securities Services as its custodian in the UK and Switzerland.

Nov 10, 2010

Patrick_ColleWith its former chief executive ousted, its global structure reorganised, and two middle-office contracts potentially lost, Nick Fitzpatrick asks what's going on at BNP Paribas Securities Services.

Nov 10, 2010

removal_menThe memory of failed lift-outs have been banished to the past and outsourcing is now making inroads into the front and middle offices, discovers Nicholas Pratt

Oct 07, 2010

Drift_fishingETFs are not bought and sold on the same basis as index-tracking funds. Felix Goltz and Lin Tang of EDHEC look at pricing and performance

Oct 07, 2010

printed_circuitCompetition from international fund managers could force greater automation of processes like fund distribution in the Middle East. Some investment service firms are already trying to kick-start the trend.

Oct 07, 2010

Susan_LivingstoneThe stock lending debacle of recent times will lead to new business flows for BBH, the US global custodian, Susan Livingston tells Nick Fitzpatrick

Oct 07, 2010

thornsCustodians and asset servicers in France operate in a thorny and risky environment because they run the highest risks for the lowest fees. Will European regulation level the playing field?

Sep 07, 2010

Ivan_NicoraTen years ago Euroclear launched its automated funds processing platform, Nicholas Pratt asks Ivan Nicora (pictured) how much has changed and if the industry is nearer to achieving end-to-end automation.

Sep 07, 2010

GHOSTAcquisitions and stable fees suggest custodians, the safe-keepers of assets, are putting the crisis behind them. But there remains the spectre of regulation that will vastly increase risks

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