Research Reports»Calastone October 2018

As regulatory demands grow, compliance costs rise. No one doubts that financial markets should be transparent and fair.

SydneyRegulation has been one of the biggest challenges facing fund companies in recent years. A series of post-financial crisis regulatory initiatives have created seemingly endless work for compliance departments, service providers and senior management.

AustraliaIt is now ten years since the global financial crisis of 2008. Of its many legacies, perhaps the most relevant, for those working in the funds business, is the vast quantity of financial services regulation that has since been implemented.

Earth_networkThe next section of our survey examined technology. The funds sector relies on technology across all parts of the business, but, unfortunately, much of this consists of “legacy” systems that were devised or implemented years or even decades ago.

Earth_connectionsThe next section was also a repeat from last year’s survey. The intention was to establish which types of company had the greatest potential to be useful partners to the asset management industry and which types of company were most likely to be disruptors.

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