As regulatory demands proliferate, fund and asset managers are finding that reporting on everything from sustainability to technical standards is a growing burden on their time and resources. Legal firm Zeidler Group believes digital services are the solution.
As the UK DC market continues to grow at pace, challenges are emerging for both members and schemes: consumers’ life expectancy is growing, squeezing schemes’ durability; retirement confidence is being rocked by economic shocks; and the ongoing transition away from Defined Benefit (DB) schemes is increasingly placing onus on individuals to save for retirement.
Deep Pool Financial Solutions’ Roger Woolman explains how fund managers and administrators are increasingly using digital investment services to keep pace with evolving investor demands.
In today’s globalised investment environment, fund managers can more accurately target their investor bases by establishing funds across borders. Establishing a cross-border fund also allows managers to select the specific jurisdiction that offers the most advantageous setting for their particular investment approach, taking into consideration proximity to market, specialism in particular sectors and available fund structures.
Operational risk is defined as the risk of losses stemming from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems, or from external events. This also includes legal risk, which is prevalent in document intensive asset classes such as private debt. While studies have shown that operational risk accounts for 50% of failures, such failures are likely to be even higher for private debt, as it has the highest risk across private fund types and requires careful management to mitigate exposure.
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the Investment Company Institute (ICI), and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) last year published a report targeting the first half of 2024 to shorten the US securities settlement cycle from trade date plus 2 days (T+2) to trade date plus one day (T+1).
An article for professional investors only by Kavitha Ramachandran, Head of Business Development & Client management (Continental Europe), Maitland.
Amid growing demand from socially conscious investors, asset managers have worked tirelessly over the past decade to create ESG investment vehicles. While the pandemic heightened mainstream interest in ESG, the trend is projected to continue its acceleration as it has become widely recognised as a key value driver.
Asset managers and fund boards grapple with the impact of climate risks on investments in their funds. However, things move quickly. Alongside awareness of biodiversity loss and the risk it poses, nature is another important risk that must also be considered.
How the asset servicing industry must adapt for the digital future
Why fund admin tech is a key competitive advantage
Cian Hyland, Strategic Client Relationship Director at Deep Pool Financial Solutions spoke to us about how technology enables efficient data management, reporting automation and secure data access.
Insights from State Street
Cuan Coulter, Global Head of Asset Managers and Head of UK and Ireland at State Street, discusses how fund managers decide between the two cross-border fund domiciles, namely Ireland and Luxembourg, and why asset managers find managing data so difficult.
Unlocking access to private markets
Vincent Clause, who heads the global funds strategy at Euroclear and David Genn, CEO of Goji, sit down with Funds Europe to explain how technological innovation, bolstered by operational experience and global reach, can provide solutions that unlock access to private markets.
Sustainable investing in the DC world
Claire Felgate, a specialist in UK defined contribution pension schemes at asset manager BlackRock, talks with Funds Europe editor Nick Fitzpatrick about how - and the pace at which - DC pension schemes are adapting to the requirements of sustainable investment.
Watch our webinar for a deep dive into the findings of the fresh-off-the-press EU Taxonomy 2023 Insights Report, based on Clarity AI's best-in-class coverage of EU Taxonomy reported data and CDP industry-leading environmental datasets.
In this webinar, we discuss tools for optimising fund data management and distribution, the role of global fund classifications and ratings, and how technology and automation enhance data integrity and insights.