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.
The ways in which Amazon’s business model could be employed by financial services and fintech firms to influence, disrupt and reshape the asset management industry are explored in a deep-dive new study by SEI.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has identified the key priorities where financial market infrastructures (FMIs) should focus in the coming years to proactively and effectively manage risk in a post-pandemic environment.
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.
SEI's latest middle office whitepaper, "Remote Working, Covid-19 and Middle Office Outsourcing," explores some of the operations challenges and opportunities caused by Covid-19 lockdowns, woprkplace interruptions and the 'new normal'.
Outsourced trading demand is increasing as investment firms look to reduce costs, satisfy regulatory demands and expand into different markets. For those offering this service, it is an opportunity to gain extra revenue leveraging their existing platforms.
Investment managers stand at a crossroads today. Faced with a rapidly changing digital world, they must determine which path to take to help them transform their business models and respond to the needs of a younger generation of investors.
“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.
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.
New CAMRADATA whitepaper considers the future of Global Equities as the backbone of investment allocation
CAMRADATA has published a new whitepaper entitled, Global Growth in Global Equities, which examines the outlook for global equities investments and considers why they continue to be the pillar of investors asset allocation and whether this trend will continue.