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‘Twitterisation’: How social media is reshaping asset management firms' business models

‘Twitterisation’: How social media is reshaping asset management firms' business models

Social media networks are now “critical communications channels and sources of real-time data” for investment managers, presenting myriad opportunities – and potentially huge risks – to firms, and dramatically reshaping the way they trade portfolios, build investment ideas and communicate with clients, according to a major new study by SEI.

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Lessening the burden: SEI explores the benefits of outsourced functions in the “new normal”

Lessening the burden: SEI explores the benefits of outsourced functions in the “new normal”

The prospect of remote working becoming the “new normal” amid the likelihood of renewed Covid-19 lockdowns is driving investment managers of all sizes and strategies to re-evaluate their operational infrastructure and business practices in light of this year’s unprecedented events, according to SEI Investment Manager Services.

Client services could be the next battleground as investor expectations rise

Client services could be the next battleground as investor expectations rise

“Client services could be a key focal point going forward for how fund managers might stand out from the crowd and remain relevant,” says Ross Ellis (pictured), Vice President and Managing Director of the Knowledge Partnership in the Investment Manager Services division at SEI, when discussing the third of five trends in SEI’s latest white paper, Evolution in Asset Management.

Are hedge funds too conservative and risk shy?

Are hedge funds too conservative and risk shy?

A recent white paper I read from Willis Towers Watson (Willis) suggests that the level of alpha and the volatility of alpha are at their lowest levels. The paper – Hedge Funds: A New Way – ultimately goes on to make a positive case for why hedge funds remain integral to investors’ portfolios but it is interesting to think, for a moment, as to why alpha levels are so low.