Strategy

In a rapidly evolving industry, robust operational strategies are required to manage growth, consolidation, change, and business evolution. This section covers the subjects and issues fund operations leaders are exploring and coming up against, including business and fund structures, operational policies, fund distribution, and the bridge between business plans and operational execution.

Profile: The firm that's making consistent ESG standards a reality

Bryan Esterly, Director of Research at the Standards, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board explains how the body creates its international sta...

Case study: how operational efficiency affects real estate decisions

Fund Operator speaks to Amanda Raynor, Chief Operating Officer, BNP Paribas Asset Management about the shift to home working and what the future lo...

Battling fraud attacks in times of crisis

Marty Burns, Chief Industry Operations Officer at the Investment Company Institute explores how funds have worked diligently to protect shareholder data against atta...

How ESG factors affect corporate credit risk and performance

Guido Giese and Hitendra Varsani, Executive Directors in MSCI’s Core Research team, share the key insights from brand new research looking at the i...

Understanding the hallmarks of resilience

Gianluca Pescaroli, Lecturer in Business Continuity and Organisational Resilience and Director of the MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience, University College London...

Outsourcing vs. plug and play - how to choose the right strategy for your firm

Christina Schack, Head Data Governance, Operations & Projects at Vontobel explores the trick to getting outsourcing decisions right

Why the recent market volatility is driving asset managers towards ESG

David Czupryna, Head of ESG Development at Candriam, explores how the pandemic has shone a light on the merits of ESG investment strategies and why...

How extreme volatility impacts investment decisions

Carsten Mumm, Chief Economist and Head of Capital Market Risk Analysis at Donner & Reuschel shares some of the steps his firm took when faced with free-falling marke...

How active ownership is shaping BP’s company strategy

Speaking at the Institutional ESG Summit, Dominic Emery, VP, Long-Term Planning at BP answered questions from an audience of asset managers on the role that active o...
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