The challenges of data normalization

By Giles Smart and Justin Meagher

Today’s financial managers operate in a strict regulatory landscape that can be overwhelming and challenging. Many are struggling to stay on top of the new financial rules (e.g. AIFMD, EMIR, MiFID II, Solvency II, FATCA, and Dodd-Frank) while still effectively servicing their clients.

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Going the distance: Attracting the elusive millennial investor, part 1

By Nick Curwen

As any sports enthusiast knows, the best teams are the ones that properly execute the basics. Asset management is a performance game and any firm that fails to generate sustainable, consistent returns faces intense pressure from its clients. However, improvements need to go beyond performance, particularly given the rapid evolution happening in today’s asset management and investor world.

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Scholars interpret some Sharia laws differently when investing

By Hong Kok Cheong

With equity funds, investments are made in the shares of joint stock companies. Profits come from capital gains or dividends. If a company’s main business is unlawful according to Sharia, an Islamic fund cannot purchase, hold, or sell its shares.

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Five tech concepts powering dynamic business in 2017

Eric Rocks, Vice President and Managing Director of SS&C Technologies

Running a business is a very dynamic operation that requires taking the time to consider not only how things change, but why things change. By mastering this outlook, financial executives will have a greater ability to manage control over their successes. This is important, particularly when it comes to navigating volatility. While a business might be experiencing an extended period of growth, this can easily be thwarted by increased competition in the marketplace, new technologies or geo-political factors.

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