outsourcing

Feb 15, 2010

The need for fund managers to obtain ‘best execution’ has brought more focus on transaction costs. Angele Spiteri Paris talks to providers about how they support funds, and finds a debate still rages about the right process.

Jan 14, 2010

Nicholas Pratt talks to fund managers and asset servicers to see what changes to complex OTC derivatives will have been made by the time they come back into fashion...

Dec 21, 2009

There are numerous small consultancy ‘shops’ in asset management. Fiona Rintoul asks if they are just unemployed professionals, or if they really add value to asset management...

Nov 11, 2009

Fund managers are said to be creating their own data hubs away from external administrators in order to keep important data at their fingertips. Nick Fitzpatrick finds the rationale for this could extend to fear of litigation...

Oct 06, 2009

Data management allows investment managers to better understand their clients, see the inflows and outflows of their investments, says John Alshefski...

Oct 06, 2009

The complexity of switching outsourcing providers might put many fund managers off, even if they are getting a bad service. But is it really so hard to change? By Nick Fitzpatrick

Sep 01, 2009

BNP Paribas' win of a large hedge fund mandate from a prime broker is a sign that custodians can now compete in earnest for the hedge fund market. Nick Fitzpatrick looks back at twelve months of business wins and losses...

Sep 01, 2009

Asset managers are forging more rigorous contracts with their custodians. Nick Fitzpatrick says the changes, which could affect prices, are revolutionary for an industry that’s three decades in the making...

Aug 10, 2009

Regulators and politicians rightfully seek to address the challenges thrown up by the financial crisis. Nevertheless, little attention has been paid to professional investors whose interests it seeks to protect. Hans Janssen Daalen comments...

Jul 06, 2009

After a bad year, fund managers retreated to Fund Forum conference, Monaco, in June. Angele Spiteri Paris listened to presentations and spoke to delegates to gauge the mood...

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