Streamlining the post-trade communications process, part 4

By Van Nguyen

In the securities industry, lack of systems integration, external connectivity, IT resources, and incompatible data formats all negatively impact post-trade communications, compliance, and reconciliation.

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What the new U.S. administration means for the DOL Fiduciary Rule

By Bryan Bashaw

Contrary to initial speculation, it looks as though the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule will continue to be enforced under the new U.S. administration. This gives an advantage to wealth managers that operate as a fiduciary.

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Why choose a vendor when you can have a partner?

By Russ Petrucci

It is nearing the tail end of Q1 and you’ve finally surfaced from the mountains of forms you had to submit to all the various regulatory bodies. It’s fresh in your mind what’s gone well and what hasn’t. Now you and your team must come together to start evaluating vendors who can make your life simpler next year.

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Industry best practices for improving transparency for limited partner fund fees

By Lorelei Graye

The fees paid to investment managers are under scrutiny.  Recent events, like California’s fee transparency bill and Congress’s evaluation of private college endowments, are focusing more attention on fees investment managers receive for the funds they manage.  Many Limited Partners (LPs) are assessing methods to collect accurate and consistent fee data including carried interest across their private equity portfolios.

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The performance measurement reporting quandary: buy, build, or rent?

By Bill Bormann

Investment managers expect more than ever from their asset servicers. What were acceptable services a decade ago,monthly reporting, and investor statement distribution, has changed drastically. What are the new challenges faced by today’s managers and how do they affect what’s expected of asset servicers?

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Examining the fundamentals of Islamic investment funds

By: Hong Kok Cheong

With Sharia funds expected to grow significantly over the next twelve months, investment managers must understand the rules of Sharia investments to ensure success. In this first of a 4-part blog series that examines the fundamentals of investing under Sharia rules, we take a close look at Islamic investment funds.

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