Opinion

A world of complaints

This quarter, I will set foot on at least three continents as business travel shuttles me around the earth. From trade shows and conferences,...

ESG and the Coastal Paradox

About 18 months ago, I hosted a virtual panel of international investors, comprising fund managers, asset owners and assorted other industry figures. “Of course,...

The perils of misremembering

Wisdom is found in the most unlikely of places.  In the 1992 classic, Sweating Bullets, the lead singer of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, opines that “Hindsight...

The need to make climate targets easy

If you want something to be successful, make it easy for someone to use. Drive-through restaurants, remote controls and tea bags all make everyday...

Three key reasons why FX currency management is driving front office outsourcing

Northern Trust explores why outsourcing FX currency management may help achieve operational resiliency, reduce risk and enhance performance while saving costs. The COVID-19 pandemic has...

The Settlement Discipline Regime: changing relationships for the buy side

In July this year we learned that the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) had asked the European Commission for a further delay to...

Active ETFs – what’s the fuss?

Perforce, I must begin with a confession. I do not understand what active exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are, and I never have. If the definition of...

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