Upcoming events
The latest Asset Servicing industry events
June 2017
12-14
FundForum International returns to Berlin between 12-14 June and it’ll be better than ever. Three forums run throughout event as well as new networking features.
June 2017
21
Bringing together the best minds in the industry, The Summit for Asset Management (TSAM) presents 5 co-located conferences, enabling you and your team to customize your own agendas across:
June 2017
27-29
The Network Forum is a curated global community for the custody, settlement and post-trade industry.
Sibos
Toronto
October 2017
16-19
Sibos is the world’s premier financial services event.
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ECB to launch new faster payments system
22 June 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
The European Central Bank (ECB) is expanding its TARGET 2 instant payments system to facilitate retail payments throughout Europe
Clients demand innovation in custody
22 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Custodians must embrace new technologies if they’re to survive in the digital age, according to a survey of sell-side executives by BNP Paribas Securities Services and TABB Group
Citi recruits Matthew Bax
21 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Citi has hired Matthew Bax as its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) head of sales for custody and fund services
Denise Voss re-elected as ALFI chair
21 June 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
The Association of the Luxembourg Funds Industry has re-elected Denise Voss to serve a further two years as chair of the board of directors
Fragmentation would weaken central clearing, says Mark Carney
20 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
In a speech at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London, Carney warned against carving up London’s clearing market once the UK leaves the EU
Northern Trust: Investors are taking transparency seriously
20 June 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Transparency is an increasingly important factor when considering investment into both traditional and alternative assets
Clearstream’s ETF assets surpass €300 billion
20 June 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Clearstream has seen a 25 percent increase in its custody business for exchange-traded funds over the last 12 months, with ETF assets under custody passing the €300 billion mark for the first time in May
Features
The latest features from Asset Servicing Times
As the pan-European settlement harmonisation project comes to its conclusion, the industry is waiting to see what the banks will bring to the party
As the active-passive fund debate reaches fever pitch, there is a third option, says Broadridge’s Stephanie Clarke
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Asset managers are increasingly relying on data, and the service providers that can manage it, heard attendees at London’s TSAM conference
As the long-standing Barclays Point risk analytics solution winds down to retirement, investment managers have some tricky decisions to make, according to Confluence’s Katie Kiss
Fund administrators could be best off leaving back-office technology upgrades to the professionals, says Kelly Ashe of Pacific Fund Systems
In the search for alpha, appointing an investment fund and a management company can bring myriad benefits, says Eduard von Kymmel of VP Bank
Fund distribution is entering the digital age, and so can traditional service providers. Fundsquare’s Paolo Brignardello explains
Blockchain may be the talk of the town, but before the industry starts moving ahead, it has to figure out in which direction it will go
Country profiles
The latest country profiles from Asset Servicing Times
The Asian market may be improving on the harmonisation front, but the situation is still far from ideal. Experts discuss what there is still left to do
Brazil is hogging the limelight from its South American neighbours. But, although reforms are in full swing, there is still work to be done
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No nation is an island, and the Polish CSD has post-trade services to cater to all of Central and Eastern Europe, says KDPW’s Iwona Sroka
In a region as geographically, culturally and economically diverse as Asia, funds passports have a tricky road ahead if they’re to redefine the industry
Amid cross-border restrictions and tightened belts, Luxembourg’s kingdom of real estate investment won’t be crumbling any time soon
The Chinese market has taken a knock to its confidence, but despite its size, it is still merely an emerging market, and must take these setbacks in its stride
Rich in sunshine, cork hats and tired clichés, Australia’s funds industry doesn’t buck the trend, boasting record levels of assets under custody
As the Saudi Arabian stock exchange finally opens its doors to foreign investments, the influx from abroad will be in baby steps, not leaps and bounds
Interviews
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