outsourcing

Feb 12, 2016

Race horsesOutsourcing providers are ramping up their offerings but take-up among large managers is still rare. Nicholas Pratt asks if all the competition will be in vain.

Feb 12, 2016

Kavitha RamachandranMS Management Services S.A., a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of Maitland, acts as an external alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) for private equity and real estate (PERE) alternative investment funds.

Jan 22, 2016

James HughesAberdeen Asset Management has appointed James Hughes to the newly created role of head of insurance solutions, within its Investment Solutions arm.

Dec 21, 2015

GlobalisationPortfolio internationalisation by clients in home markets has been a major spur for asset management firms to globalise – and as Nick Fitzpatrick discovers, they are now ready for emerging market investors to do the same.

Dec 21, 2015

SunsetOlivia Vinden and Alex Heasman of Alpha FMC look at the pressure on trading desks and middle offices that global firms face.

Dec 14, 2015

Handshake contractEuropean insurers are uncertain about the ability of asset managers to help them make enough investment returns to be able to meet guaranteed rates for their policy holders.

Nov 19, 2015

Soc Gen will use SmartStream’s Transaction Lifestyle Management (TLM) Reconciliation Programme and its TLM SmartRecs services for its brokerage services. As part of this outsourcing project, TLM Reconciliation Programme will be used across multiple departments to add more risk control points.

TLM SmartRecs will be used to ensure that the on-boarding process is as fast and efficient as possible, according to the firm.

Nov 06, 2015

Bruno PrigentBruno Prigent, head of Société Générale Securities Services, outlines his firm’s plan to become more integrated and competitive.

Nov 06, 2015

Bruno PrigentBruno Prigent, head of Société Générale Securities Services, outlines his firm’s plan to become more integrated and competitive.

Oct 16, 2015

Process automationTechnology is at the heart of the Sibos conference and has the power to transform the funds industry. But are firms throwing their weight behind automation? What use can they make of ‘big data’? We asked a number of experts.

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Sponsored Profiles

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables & Panels

TRENDING: Smart beta indices continue onward march

Jun 14, 2017

We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

SMART MONEY: Following the smart money

Jun 14, 2017

We asked six investment professionals about the emphasis they are placing on smart beta and active ETFs and how platforms are adopting these products.