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IFRS & AIFMD – Managing the Pricing and Transparency Paradigm

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) present the market with a broad and complex range of obligations. In many cases these are the first set of common obligations that will impact Fund Managers, Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Fund Administrators & Custodians all at the same time! Going…

Industrialising Investment Banking Technology

What does an industrialised bank look like? We are embarking on a journey already undertaken by many other industries as they matured. Using the automotive industry as an example, we see: Use of technology and lean processes to drive down costs Reduction in end-product complexity Increased regulation for a safer industry Extensive technology cross-licensing and…

The Waiting Game: Standards in Corporate Actions Processing

There has been some real action of late in the standards space for corporate actions. In the US, the SEC issued a requirement for corporations to report in XBRL, and the XBRL US organisation has announced a project with the DTCC and Swift to tie the standard into ISO 20022, all of which could optimistically…

Expanding Global Identifiers in Complex Assets and Other Areas

In the post-credit crisis financial services industry, risk management, compliance and transparency have emerged as focus points for review with provision of accurate and timely data recognised as a critical element of success. Fundamental to data provision is the accurate identification of both financial instruments and counterparties – without which you cannot truly measure your…