THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Beyond front-to-back: The evolution of the vendor value proposition

Investment managers are re-evaluating their technology stacks and vendor line-ups following the global pandemic, says Bill Stone, CEO of SS&C Technologies, who highlights the catalysts driving these decisions along with key considerations when implementing front-to-back technology.

Using technology as a differentiator in prime brokerage

Max Hayden, global head of institutional sales, prime brokerage at IG Group, speaks to Global Custodian about how technology should be seen as an important differentiator in both winning business and maintaining client relationships with hedge funds.

Bringing together well and good

John Sergides, CEO, MUFG Investor Services, discusses the implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) for investor services providers.

From support to empowerment

Drawing lessons from Global Custodian’s annual industry surveys, David Nable, managing director and head of client and partner development at Arcesium, suggests the lines between technology and business are blurring for the better.

The benefits of automation in the new world of CSDR

With the prospect of a delay to the Settlement Discipline Regime to February 2022, firms should use this time to explore automated solutions to CSDR, according to Pardeep Cassells, head of financial products, Access Fintech.

European Exchange Traded Products: Momentum Builds for the ICSD Model

Over half of the European exchange traded product (ETP) market already uses the International Central Securities Depositary (ICSD) model and uptake is accelerating. Rosa Scappatura, head of ICSDs relationships at BNY Mellon Corporate Trust, explains the drivers of this trend and outlines some of the key benefits of the ICSD model.

The role of the trade repository and solving the data conundrum

The upcoming Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) will require firms to set up a direct link with a trade repository (TR) for the reporting of their trades. Thomas Steimann , CEO of REGIS-TR, outlines what the TR role is in this new regulation, and how it can help firms overcome the challenge of data management.

Embracing the new post-trade decade

In its inaugural webinar, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, Global Custodian asked panellists to consider
whether longer-term industry changes would be interrupted or accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transparency in investor reporting can be a differentiator

The surge of capital flowing into illiquid alternative assets highlights the need for transparency in investor reporting, but this great opportunity also remains one of the greatest challenges for the private capital markets, says Anne Anquillare, CFA, CEO and president of PEF Services.