Kate Webber, Lead Product Manager, Fund Services at Northern Trust talks about the digital transformation taking place in the funds industry, and the challenges for asset managers of moving away from legacy technology systems to optimise their data use.
How the asset servicing industry must adapt for the digital future
The nature of the ESG data challenge has shifted from lack of information to issues with quality and consistency. Open servicing platforms can help tackle these issues while connecting investors and managers with a wider range of providers, says BNP Paribas Securities Services.
Transfer agents are certainly living in interesting times. With increasing pressure to transform, re-engineer and improve service, now is the time to lay down a solid base to future-proof the TA business, enabling it to grow digitally and enhance its service to the investment fund industry.
Freelance journalist Alastair O’Dell, on behalf of Funds Europe, interviewed four key stakeholders of financial institutions operating in China who have in-depth knowledge of the strategies that asset managers need to access markets and effectively trade and invest in China.
Greater connectivity through technology will spur on cross-border fund investment, says Calastone’s Edward Glyn, who discusses future trends in distribution based on a recent survey.
How investors can reform markets and help combat climate change
Shortcomings in net asset value oversight are a risk to the industry, and heightened regulation is making proper oversight essential, experts on a recent Funds Europe webinar said.
Digital assets will profoundly transform the financial ecosystem. Industry participants, institutional investors and asset managers will soon experience those changes and need to consider the opportunities and risks that the new digital paradigm presents to their existing approaches. It is no longer a question of when digital assets will bring change, but a question of how.
An aversion to hype and commitment to value continue to drive performance at a pioneering environmental thematic manager.