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Time to monetise your data

Custodians are sitting on a mountain of valuable data which could be a new revenue stream if used properly, but as recent scandals have shown, navigating the data collection world can be a minefield, writes Charles Gubert.

End of the great re-regulation

After a relentless stream of regulations over the past decade, we are entering a quiet period where market players can put their regulatory work to one side and concentrate on other business matters guilt free.

Can old operating models cope with new technologies?

Alternative investment managers are having to weigh up the costs of carrying out an overhaul of their internal technology to meet current regulatory and investor demands, or instead to outsource.

Post-trade costs under the spotlight

Regulations have forced all firms to review their pre-trade and execution costs. This is now evolving to include clearing, settlement and custody costs. How will a new focus on post-trade costs impact outsourcing models?

Are custodian mergers on the horizon?

Consolidation has been rife among fund administrators, stock exchanges and asset managers in recent years, and with regulatory, cost and technological pressures facing custodians, could they be next to see an M&A trend, asks Charles Gubert?

Downsized cap intro teams lead to the rise of new players

Seasoned veterans are leaving capital introduction roles leading to questions over whether it is a sustainable business or just a value-add. Joe Parsons investigates whether new players are stepping in to fill the void.

Jostling for prime position

Prime services has become one of the most profitable business lines at many of top bank’s equities divisions, some making larger waves than others. Will this mean a potential revamp of the prime broker hierarchy?

Hedging for good

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly on the radar of hedge fund investment decision-makers. Are there robust tools available to help?

Hedging your Brexit bets

We break down the Brexit impact for hedge funds as implications appear to be far less destabilising for them than for other institutions.

Private equity jury still out on blockchain

Private equity scepticism of blockchain runs deeper than other asset classes, but many are counting on the technology to improve trust in private equity relationships.

Economic climate change

Coverage of the Greek banking crisis has focused primarily on their lending business. Global Custodian looks at how transaction banking, and in particular, securities servicing, is bearing up as the present EU-inspired bailout draws to a close.