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Are investors that don't engage in securities lending missing out?

From the desk of Roy Zimmerhansl Practice lead, Pierpoint Financial Consulting "Why should I lend my securities?" – I'm trying to think back to the first time I heard someone ask that question. It must have been in the early 1980s when I first became involved with...
Alternative risk premia driving trifurcation in the asset industry

From the desk of Amin Rajan, CEO, CREATE-Research A growing number of institutional investors are switching to alternative risk premia: a systematic rules-based style of investing used by hedge fund managers for the past three decades. Under it, asset classes can be broken down into factors...
Avenir Technology powers Agricultural Commodities Exchange helping small farmers

Making an impact: Avenir Technology powers Africa's Agricultural Commodities Exchange, helping small farmers in Malawi tap a bigger market.   Landlocked Malawi is ranked as one of the world's least-developed nations. Agriculture accounts for around one third of GDP and 80% of all...
India: an enigma for foreign investors

Remember BRIC? If not, you're not the only one. In hindsight, it seems like a big marketing ploy. The acronym was coined in the last decade to highlight the rise of four awakening giants – Brazil, Russia, India and China – destined to dominate the global economy by the end of this...

The greenwashing cloud has a silver lining

Liquidity vanishes when it's needed most

Monetary policy U-turn carries its own risks

Sustainable and responsible investment regulations: enabler or drag?

The art of measuring service provider performance

Quantitative easing: a Faustian bargain

The challenges in ensuring regulatory compliance

Long-term investing shows the early signs of a revival

Agility a must in negotiating the way ahead

After the tsunami...

The fund industry rediscovers Socrates

Three Asian economies still dominate world GDP growth

Overcoming the teething problems of ESG

Failure is optional in mergers & acquisitions

ServiceMatrix provider performance reports

Elon Musk: a champion of long-term investing?

Mind the gap

Which way next for ETFs?

Flash in the pan or game changer?

Cryptofunds: The Tough Due Diligence Test

Continuing evolution in Network Management

Crypto or cryptic? Impacts of a growing industry

ServiceMatrix announces Outperformer awards

Transparency in service provider ratings

Success comes from letting go

China Stock Connect three years old

Serenity from Sibos

$8bn extra revenue: a compelling reason to consider securities lending

Fund administration: current trends and whos getting it right?

Panel discussion: Outsourcing

Societe Generale: a sublime performance

Does Mathieu Maurier possess a crystal ball?

The great pensions switch continues

Optimism pervades the air

Getting volatility into perspective

Technology trends in the securities services industry

The rejuvenation of the outsourcing model

Resurgence of the network manager

Rise of the robots. But only up to a point...

Regulated enough already?

Breaking open the closed clearing systems

MiFID II: the transparency imperative

New operating models

South Africa: catching up or leading the field?

Frantic evolution in asset management

Tax transparency: the panacea for asset managers?

European investment industry regulation - in perfect harmony?

EMIR journey accumulates uncertainties

Product governance: giving investors what they want

Ripple effect: broker-dealer crisis impacts clearers

Hong Kong/China mutual recognition

Outsourcing: Success comes from letting go

Regional focus: Africa

Putting money into MENA

Annex IV's role in your European strategy

Class actions: a multi-billion dollar bean-feast

Shaking up broker execution and research

Further consolidation in fund services

Keeping up the gold standard

Post-trade fixes will boost asset safety and investment

Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are opening up

2015 Investor Services Survey exclusive preview

ISITC: operational efficiency and risk mitigation

T2S: wave 1 migration in final testing

The emergence of direct lending as an asset class

Hong Kong/China mutual recognition on its way

Collateral management: where are we now?

Who will Generation Z trust to manage their assets?

T+2: a less unsettling world

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect goes live

T2S: ready to catch the first wave?

2014 Fund Administration Survey

The next three years: what's in store?

Boost returns with buy-side algorithms

UCITS: where next, what next?

In conversation with Dr Mark Mobius

China focus

Challenges, Growth and Consolidation

Mind the Performance Gap

2014 R&M Survey

Asia: the New Frontier

Network Management at a Turning Point

How New Compliance Rules are Changing the Fund Administration Industry

Spotlight on Securities Lending

SWIFT's Standards Forum: Seven Questions to Ask

Investment Portfolio Data Management

Regulatory Change in Securities Lending