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Lost in The Supermarket: Lessons in Project Planning
If you find IT project planning and initiation daunting (and who doesn’t), then help is at hand – in the shape of a humble shopping list. Project planning and initiation are much like going to the supermarket (without the wonky-wheeled trolley). You know you want food, but if you just trawl the aisles with little […]
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Why Private Fund Admin Tech is a Key Competitive Advantage
Why private funds’ administration technology is now a major competitive differentiator Fund administration was once viewed as the boring relative at the family get-together: they had to be there, but no one paid them much attention and they added little to the party. Today, fund administration may still not be the life and soul of […]
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Why Fund Admins Consolidate Transfer Agency Platforms
Funds are getting more complex. Hybridisation of the open- and closed-fund worlds continues as traditional managers and hedge funds tap opportunities in private markets, and private market firms seek to ‘democratise’ access with vehicles targeting high-net-worth investors. Regulatory compliance responsibilities are intensifying (not least with the global uptick in anti-money laundering requirements and Securities and […]
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What to Look for in a Fund Administrator
Two commentaries on the fund administration industry recently caught my eye. Together they speak to the key capabilities investment managers need from their service providers, the opportunities and challenges that presents for administrators, and the IT infrastructure they need to deliver them. Rapid technology advances, investor service expectations, cost pressures, evolving investment structures and rising […]
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New SEC Private Fund Rules Turn up Heat on Firm’s Compliance Capabilities
Whether the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new private fund advisers rules eventually go ahead, and in what form, may still be a matter for the courts. But given mounting regulatory concern around the private market industry’s systemic importance, and the risks that may lurk there, greater transparency for the sector is coming. Further […]
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IT Project Planning and Governance Best Practices: Lessons from Live Aid
As in so much else, Benjamin Franklin got it right when he said: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Clear, detailed planning dramatically increases the likelihood of successfully executing any complex task – whether it’s running a busy household or implementing a new software platform. Two case studies in planning To […]
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