By 2020, buy-side firms of all sizes will be required to post collateral for their bilateral derivatives trades, but how ready are they for this?
The securities services industry is beginning to roll out chatbots to respond to client queries, so what can we expect from this new technology going forward? Jonathan Watkins investigates.
Tokenisation is opening up a whole new world of tradable assets, along with revolutionising the way the market can trade traditional products. Jonathan Watkins investigates.
Corporate actions and proxy voting is rarely viewed as a high priority for asset managers and trading firms. But if they only knew what they were missing out on, maybe they would take a bit more notice.
Six years ago, BNP Paribas was the only top five global custodian without a presence in the US. Since then, it has established a New York-based operation. How has the bank approached the challenge of breaking in to such a mature market?
Are distinctions between developed, emerging and frontier markets still useful? asks Richard Schwartz, as Global Custodian prepares to publish its annual emerging markets survey.
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.
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.
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.
In the run up to last year’s event in Toronto, we asked John Gubert, who has been to more SIBOS conferences than any of us, which were the most memorable. Here, once again, is his report.
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?
Fund administrators have begun offering crypto services to new funds, presenting the service providers with a whole new world of challenges.
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?
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.
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?