White papers

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.

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DTCC white paper highlights importance of business resilience as protection against future market disruptions

DTCC white paper highlights importance of business resilience as protection against future market disruptions

Acknowledging the growing potential for future disruptions to critical business services that could create market instability, a new white paper from The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has called for establishing business resilience as an industry-wide priority.

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LME proposes requirements for the responsible sourcing of metal in listed brands

LME proposes requirements for the responsible sourcing of metal in listed brands

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has published a position paper detailing new proposed requirements for listed brands regarding the responsible sourcing of metals, which align with the principles set out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) – ‘Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas’ (Guidance).