ADMINISTRATION

What is the best route for middle and back-office modernisation?

Gary Brackenridge, Global Head of Asset Management, Linedata, explains how evolving investor expectations are changing the demands on middle and back-office operational teams and leaders.

How fund operators can leverage data and operations after COVID-19

In a roundtable discussion market leaders in fund operating share their strategies on client engagement.In Clear Path Analysis’s recently relea...

Why outsourcing is growing in popularity among fund operators

Fund Operator, in association with AxiomXL spoke to 20 COOs and senior ops professionals at global asset management firms to find out how attit...

How institutional investors should be thinking about cryptocurrencies

Muammer Cakir, an Independent Senior Treasurer, explores why cybersecurity is the core risk to treasurers and cash managers if more currency is...

Culture & People Management

How fund operators can overcome issues around scalability

Russell Newman, Chief Operating Officer, Rothschild & Co Asset Management US Inc., explains how scalability and outsourcing are two sides of the equation and what fund operators need to keep in mind in the new normal.

How fund operators can attract and retain talent in the changing world of work

Evan Fire Managing Principal, Chief Operating Officer, Pzena Investment Management explores how the ...

The big question: what does the future of in-house innovation look like for asset managers?

Two chief operating officers and one innovation expert give their views on how innovation can help d...

COO view: how the pandemic has allowed firms to seek out operational inefficiencies whilst also building resilience

Martha Fee, Chief Operating Officer EMEA & APAC at Northern Trust Asset Management, shares why Covid...

The big question: How can fund operators use technology to manage the risks of hybrid working?

Two chief operating officers and one innovation expert give their views on how technology can help m...


Strategy

Overcoming barriers to modernising operations

Sohel Hussain, Director of Investment Operations at the Meyer Memorial Trust, explores why institutional investors have lagged in the modernisation of their operations and how they can overcome challenges to embrace innovation.

The pros and cons of multi-asset strategies

Rob Balkema, Senior Director and Head of Multi-Asset North America, Russell Investments, explains how fund operators should look at multi-asset strategies.

Harnessing the potential of index-based strategies to manage risk and liquidity in institutional portfolios

Raghu Ramachandran, Head of Insurance Asset Channel, S&P Dow Jones Indices, explains how institutions can use ETFs.

How to overcome barriers in ESG benchmarking

Martine Valcin, Global Manager, Corporate Governance, ESG Advisory, Knowledge & Learning at the IFC, explores the critical steps fund operators should take to improve their ESG data strategies

How fund operators can manage exposures to multi-asset classes

Rob Balkema, Senior Director and Head of Multi-Asset North America, Russell Investments, explains how asset owners need to look at individual securiti...

Technology & Data

How fund operators can leverage “dirty” data to enhance business intelligence

Tim Jager, Senior Manager at Meradia, explores how the desire for perfect data is the enemy of efficient business models.

The big question: How can fund operators use technology to manage the risks of hybrid working?

Two chief operating officers and one innovation expert give their views on how technology can help maintain efficient workf...

Operational due diligence: identify red flags before committing to an alternative investment

Investors need to use caution when considering alternative investments. Knowing the basics of a strong due diligence proces...

Q&A with Rob Wheatley, CTO of reconciliation specialists in Watson Wheatley

Rob Wheatley, CTO of reconciliation specialists in Watson Wheatley answers the most common questions related to building EMIR reconciliations and the opportunities that t...