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An uneasy mood afflicts the French custodian banks as the eurozone crisis continues to generate fear. The big players are divided over where to find global growth, but they hope regulation will offer new opportunities. George Mitton reports.
Multi-manager fund launches continue to decline, as does the number of administrators in the sector through consolidation. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the drivers for this and asks about prospects for new products in a tough fund-raising environment.
Naïm Abou-Jaoudé is steering Dexia AM as it tries to gain €30 billion of assets by 2014. At the same time, it wants to increase its external clientele to acquire more international customers. Angele Spiteri Paris reports.
RFP documents have become bloated, expensive and time-consuming. Nicholas Pratt looks at how the tendering process can be reformed to benefit both asset managers and their prospective providers.
Stability may be returning to the Mena region after months of political unrest, albeit slowly, but how has this affected the markets and how is investor appetite in the region developing against this backdrop? Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.
BNY Mellon is hoping to tap into the growing demand for middle office outsourcing with its OnCore platform, which will manage a range of activities for asset managers including securities processing, accounting and risk monitoring.
Jurisdictions are competing for private equity asset servicing business. But, discovers Nicholas Pratt, in such a conservative market, emerging domiciles face an uphill task when challenging the old guard.
Ahead of Sibos, we asked a range of industry experts this question: Data volumes continue to explode. What do you think the fund management industry can do with so much data, and are systems up to the challenge of making sense of it?
The UK’s Lloyds Banking Group has renewed and extended its outsourcing contract with State Street Corporation.