It’s time to pay attention to settlement fails and improve efficiency. Here we discusses regulation, the impact of COVID-19 market volatility and how standards, automation and innovation can improve the process on a global scale.
The efficiency ceiling is being raised. Moving into 2021 and beyond, we expect to see data driven collaboration become the norm across the market, with all firms looking to achieve efficiency and optimisation as the market recognises that exceptions are easier to detect and quicker to resolve when the entire supply chain works as one.
With settlement becoming a multi-billion-dollar cost for the industry and regulation set to heap complexity on failed trades, custodians are looking to apply technology to spot weaknesses and predict future fails.
It’s impossible to encapsulate the sentiment around Latin America as a whole when each individual country is faring so differently in the eyes of investors, so here, Global Custodian looks at the development of the different parts of the region.
Earlier this year four of North America’s largest pension funds set up a new association aimed at encouraging beneficial owners to take up peer-to-peer securities lending activities. Joe Parsons asks whether it is finally time for peer-to-peer trading to take off.
Working remotely, digital relationship building, online conferences, e-signatures, automated processes, new cyber threats and a shift to the cloud are just some of the features of a new normal which combines the old world with our current reality in a hybrid-style model.
White label solutions have re-emerged as a trend for global custodians to offer their technology and global custody product to local banks. What is fuelling the white label custody model and is their potential for it to expand across securities services?
Global Custodian takes an in-depth look into the month that changed the world, how hedge funds and prime brokers responded to the economic crisis that ensued, and what will be the ‘new normal’ for the HF-PB relationship?
Hedge funds recorded heavy losses during the COVID-19 crisis, but many have been able to rebound. Joe Parsons asks, how have prime broker’s cap intro teams helped managers to raise capital for new fund launches during lockdown? And how has the lockdown stimulated the digitalisation of cap intro?
The uncertainty around the future impact of COVID-19, along with turbulent stock markets, has provided multiple challenges in valuations for alternative assets; however, industry advice is to believe in the models that have worked in the past.
With COVID-19 rattling markets, Charles Gubert explores how well diversified alternative asset management strategies have fared during this period.
Liquidity concerns and valuation difficulties stemming from the COVID-19 crisis have had an impact on some real-estate funds, as some face tough times ahead.
The launch of semi-transparent, actively-managed ETFs in the US, represents a new dawn for fund administrators and custodians as they take on more business from asset managers. What are their expectations for these new ETF products and there uptake? And what will this mean for the active/passive divide?
Investment strategies incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors outperformed during recent market turbulence, but what changes are in-store post-pandemic as the concept continues to mature?
Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered, among others, have integrated their securities services divisions with other parts of the wider bank to target new cross-selling opportunities. What are the benefits of such a move? Asks Joe Parsons.