The securities services industry is still plagued with legacy technology systems that are 15-20 years old at a time when the rest of the world is moving forwards at an alarming pace with new technologies. Joe Parsons looks at how firms are identifying what needs to be changed or updated, and how they weigh up their options.
Much has been made of private equity funds taking the decision to outsource, but now they have – what new challenges and decisions are they being faced with? Charles Gubert reports.
Global Custodian brings you the ultimate five-part guide on fund administrators and their primary business strategies. Part two looks at how organic growth is still the most-sought after and lucrative strategy in an era of M&A.
Global Custodian brings you the ultimate five-part guide on fund administrators and their primary business strategies. Part one looks at how administrators are investing in talent acquisitions to achieve growth into new asset classes.
The traditional COO and CFO roles at alternative investment managers no longer exist as they are now required to be technological, compliance and investor relations experts. How prepared are these firms with the changing nature of their roles, and how are they turning to their service providers to meet these modern-day challenges?
Asset owners are increasingly taking an active role in managing their money, opening up new avenues for custodians to provide services. But could this spell the end for asset management?
The search for scale has often meant centralising back-office processing in large facilities far from where the assets are traded. Has this processing model stood the test of time?
Front-to-back offerings from custodians are in vogue, but what are the features of these new models, and which will resonate with the buy-side?
JP Morgan’s securities services division has become one the most consistently high performing businesses in the industry and last year, completed the transition of BlackRock’s $1 trillion of assets. Teresa Heitsenrether, global head of securities services for JP Morgan, sits down with Global Custodian to discuss the bank’s strategy for the business.
HQLAx is a new collateral mobility system using tokenisation to reduce eye-watering costs and inefficiencies of moving high quality liquid assets. Jonathan Watkins takes a look under the hood of the ambitious new project and speaks to its founder.
With the results of Global Custodian's annual Tri-Party Securities Finance Survey set to be released, we take a look back over the past few years of Tri-Party surveys, what has changed and what persists?
Global Custodian looks at how Deutsche Bank, among the top five prime brokers not so long ago, ended up in a situation where the future of its prime brokerage business is in question?
Open source can accelerate the adoption of new technologies within securities services if education on its benefits and processes improves.
The progress of securities lending clearing has accelerated over the past few years, and in 2018 the first buy-side transaction was cleared involving six market participants. Will this encourage further activity in a CCP model and will it translate in the US?
Statistics show growing pessimism for blockchain, while start-ups touting the technology are falling in their thousands. Are we being too hasty in our judgements or has blockchain had its day, asks Charles Gubert.