THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Future formation – exploring the options

Wells Fargo’s Equity Finance team has been hearing from its hedge fund relationships about their plans to return to the office while also helping them to re-engage with strategic projects in whatever hybrid work model emerges. Jud Howson, Managing Director and head of the Business Consulting Group at Wells Fargo, expands on what clients are telling them.

How the back-office is helping managers transform their fundraising potential

Following the outset of the pandemic, private equity fundraising competition has reached a new level, thrusting the back-office into a pivotal role. Anne Anquillare, head of US fund services at PEF Services, a CSC company, discusses what GPs are doing to meet evolving investor expectations, the importance of changing minds and outlines a roadmap to back-office readiness.

Preparing for UMR – a calculated risk?

Global Custodian spoke to Cristina Grigore, Director, Derivatives Data & Valuations Services and Hiroshi Tanase, Executive Director, IHS Markit about the calculation challenges for UMR compliance.

Where should fund administrators be investing? 

Fund administration as a business includes a broad range of services at different stages of automation. To sustain a scalable fund administration business in today’s market environment, service providers will need to harness new technologies to upgrade the client experience, if they have not already done so. 

Digital assets move mainstream

According to a recent survey conducted jointly by Citi and Global Custodian, the financial services industry recognises the potential of digital assets to capture a significant portion of trading activity over the next few years, though many individual firms have yet to refine their own strategies for engagement.

The world’s most important asset

BNY Mellon has combined new technologies, partnerships and a philosophy that data has become the world’s most important asset class, according to Steve Taylor, head of BNY Mellon Data Vault, who explains the custodian’s approach.

From legacy to digital

How are providers of established securities services getting to grips with the opportunities that new technologies provide?

Private capital fund CFOs: The data challenge

Private capital fund CFOs have not traditionally seen their role as client-facing. But with data
demands on the rise, how are these CFOs getting to grips with new requirements?