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Managing Operational Risk – 3 Best Practices
Operational risk management is once again taking centre stage. As CME Group Chair and CEO Terry Duffy observed in the Financial Times recently, the return of myriad emerging headwinds after two decades of easy money mean managing risk effectively will be key to generating above-average returns. “To navigate this new age of uncertainty, expecting — […]
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Hedge Funds’ Competitive Edge in a Tough Environment
Hedge funds, observed Preqin’s Alternatives in 2023 report, experienced a tough 2022. The Preqin All Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark fell -6.75% over the course of the year. That was its biggest drop since 2008, when returns tumbled -13%. Through 2022, hedge funds are reported to have lost over $200 billion of client cash. “Market participants […]
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Surge in AML Fines Expose Financial Institutions’ Compliance Shortcomings
Are financial institutions around the world doing enough to implement robust anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) capabilities? New figures suggest not. Banks and other financial organisations were fined almost $5 billion last year for AML infractions, KYC system failings and sanctions breaches, bringing the total meted out since the global financial crisis […]
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The Human Side To Investment Management Automation
Automating investment management operations processes takes people, not just IT systems. That may sound like an off-point message from an investor servicing technology solutions vendor like us. After all, Deep Pool is in the business of developing and selling systems. Our raison d’être lies in providing clients (fund administrators, investment managers and other financial services […]
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Fund Administrators Go Hybrid to Meet Expanding Client Demands
Fund administration and wealth management servicing may be two discrete businesses with different sets of clients and distinct requirements. But developing hybrid capabilities to handle both is a challenge that a growing breed of administrators are being called on to meet. The premise is simple. Administrator clients keen to expand their business and margins are […]
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Clients Expect Service Consistency, but Can Fund Administrators Deliver?
Delivering quality client service in investment management is no longer just about richness and responsiveness. Consistency is imperative too, especially in an increasingly multi-asset class world. But providing that service consistency is a big problem, one we hear a lot about from fund administration clients and prospects. Take a common scenario. A fund manager works […]
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