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?
No fund administrator has made more acquisitions since the start of 2017 than Apex Fund Services. Christopher Mulhern, global head of acquisition integrations discusses the process of integrating multiple businesses and cultures into one united entity.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly on the radar of hedge fund investment decision-makers. Are there robust tools available to help?
We break down the Brexit impact for hedge funds as implications appear to be far less destabilising for them than for other institutions.