2015 will not be any easier for fund managers from an operational perspective. The raft of regulatory reporting under Annex IV and EMIR is set to increase, depending on the size of the manager, and the barriers to entry look set to remain high for new managers; both from a compliance perspective and investor expectations on operational infrastructure.
The Annex IV report under AIFMD contains 38 specific questions for the AIFM and over 300 questions for each AIF being passported across the EU. To say that it is a complex beast is an understatement.
SEI’s Lori White explains how social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn can help investment managers market their business.
By Ross Ellis (pictured), SEI – The asset management industry is going through a transformative period dominated by two somewhat conflicting trends: growth and uncertainty.
TOP 10 OPERATIONAL RISKS: A Survival Guide for Investment Management Firms
By Holly H Miller, Managing Director of Middle Office Services, SEI’s Investment Manager Services division
Big Data is not just about aggregation, it’s about data governance and insight, says SEI’s Joe Henkel
Regulation and more detailed operational due diligence questionnaires used by institutional investors are pushing hedge funds to the limit of data management. Transparency is as great as it has ever been, but with that comes the need to process enormous volumes of data. Right now, however, large numbers of hedge funds do not have the required operational infrastructure to run a ‘Big Data’ strategy.
SEI’s Holly Miller (pictured) and Ross Ellis explain the core tenets of establishing a successful middle office…
It’s a fair assumption to say that the proliferation of hedge fund regulation has spurred technology providers to produce newer, innovative solutions.
Alternative mutual funds, also referred to as liquid alternatives or hedged mutual funds, are becoming a lot more popular with private fund managers. This has largely been driven by the requirement for hedge fund managers to register as investment advisers with the SEC. Prior to this, unregistered managers were not allowed to manage assets on behalf of US mutual funds. Now they can.
SEI has launched The Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund (AIC) III with an eye towards helping managers of private funds enter the retail space.