The complexity of distribution waterfalls can often deter Limited Partners (LPs) from engaging in the calculation process, but as Delphine Jones, solutions consultant executive at PEF Services LLC explains, understanding the methods and arming yourself with a bit of knowledge can be a valuable thing.
As the much-hyped listing of Deliveroo fell dramatically in its first days of trading, it showed that private market investors will no doubt consider ESG as an indispensable element of any investment, writes Joshua Brunert, ESG senior associate at Apex Group.
In our Winter edition, GC presented the initial findings of its joint survey with Intertrust Group on the challenges ahead for private capital fund CFOs as they see them. With the survey now complete, what have we learned since then?
Digital assets have the potential to transform investment processes within capital markets, and Citi is taking a leading role in helping the ecosystem evolve under the guidance of Ryan Marsh, its Securities Services global head of DLT & digital innovation.
Proprietary technology rarely, if ever, creates the ROI or differentiation service providers anticipate; a new “curated” approach to innovation is helping independent administrators refocus on their core value proposition, according to Goji CEO David Genn.
New measures to relax foreign access to China’s capital markets have sparked a resurgence of Qualified Foreign Investor (QFI) applications, according to Anastasia Aurol, and Josephia Feng, from HSBC’s Platform Origination Sales team, who highlight several rapidly developing market trends.
China’s new QFI investment scheme is set to make it easier and more streamlined to gain access to its capital markets, providing a new set of opportunities for foreign investors.
The securities industry is still grappling with many aspects of the Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR), and firms are faced with the huge task of automating as much of the post-trade/pre-settlement process, according to Matthew Johnson, associate director, ITP product management at the DTCC.
As part of its vision to become the depositary of the future, NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services is proactively looking to provide best-in-class governance by making its voice heard, according to head of the business, Mark Crathern.
A popular BNP Paribas white paper found that Asia-Pacific based brokers had reached a tipping point as firms shift to third-party clearing and away from account operator or self-clearing models. Gary O’Brien, head of custody solutions, Asia-Pacific for BNP Paribas Securities Services asks: How have Asia-Pacific’s markets evolved in the last three years? Can we link ongoing regulatory changes, market activity and technical evolution impacted the direction brokerage firms are taking? Will the 2020s be the age of third-party clearing in Asia-Pacific?