outsourcing

May 19, 2010

As custodians become more selective about who they provide operational services for, Nick Fitzpatrick asks what they ideally want from their clients

May 19, 2010

A new era of mutual respect between fund managers and their outsourcers is dawning, but managers should expect their providers to be tougher on revenues and more selective about the clients they work with, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

Apr 12, 2010

yvnge-slyngstadThe Norwegian sovereign wealth fund is the second largest in the world and the industry is always on the lookout for its next move. Angele Spiteri Paris speaks to Yngve Slyngstad, of NBIM, about his plans for the fund

Apr 07, 2010

The hiring of investment talent from the fund management industry is an increasing trend. Fiona Rintoul speaks to pension funds and asks how internal expertise benefits them, and what this means for external consultants

Mar 16, 2010

Laurent Denayer, Ernst & Young, Luxembourg: 'The degree of complexity in the business process as well as the technology required, combined with more pressure on costs, will certainly operate a natural selection amongst the service provider'.

Feb 15, 2010

Sophistication of electronic trading platforms is vital, as a lag can cause losses. Hosting solutions for proximity and colocation can minimise latency, says Mike Powell of Thomson Reuters

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...

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