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December 12, 2016 1:16 PM GMT

Standing out from the crowd

Private equity is one of the most popular alternatives strategy among end investors but only around 20% to 30% of its administration is externalised. Now private equity firms may be opening up to the idea of outsourcing to capable fund administrators.

December 12, 2016 12:20 PM GMT

FAT2SQs (Frequently asked T2S questions)

Global Custodian asked a range of industry players what were the most frequently asked questions clients were asking them about the T2S project and how they were answering them.

December 09, 2016 12:03 PM GMT

Local Government asset pooling, a complex opportunity

Proposals by the UK government to pool local government pension scheme (LGPS) assets presents a number of cost saving opportunities, but there are also challenges which will need to be addressed, according to J.P. Morgan. 

December 05, 2016 10:25 AM GMT

Sitting pretty in APAC

Securities lending is reaching all time highs in Asia-Pacific with an increased demand for high quality liquid assets (HQLA) driving profitability, growth and new markets. Rachel Alembakis discovers the reasons behind the surge.

November 17, 2016 12:05 PM GMT

Subs keeping their head above water

Sub-custodians are facing challenging times and the globals are concerned about exits and the custody chain, but should they be? Paul Walsh looks at the current state of the sub-custody business.

November 07, 2016 10:47 AM GMT

Data revolution

Data demands are higher and more complex than ever, but securities services firms are tapping into new technologies and sources to meet the challenge, writes Sarfraz Thind.

November 04, 2016 9:53 AM GMT

The reporting riddle

Firms are facing a complex and fragmented series of reporting regimes across the world, but how can they make sense of it all? Charles Gubert investigates.

October 25, 2016 12:20 PM GMT

China: Open for business

For foreign investors China is becoming more accessible with every passing month as Stock Connect and the domestic bond market develops. Jonathan Watkins looks at the state of China’s gradual market liberalisation.

October 06, 2016 9:20 AM GMT

Over, but not out

At the end of July this year Mark Kerns left Standard Bank, where he was head of investor services to take on new challenges. Here he makes clear to Global Custodian that he is not yet ready to put his feet up.