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.

Why climate change must be approached as a systemic risk

Senior industry figures say that disparate strategies for managing E, S, and G won’t lessen risk as methodologies develop.

What are the opportunities in the green bond market?

Sarah Mitchell, Senior Portfolio Manager – Global Green Bonds at Mondrian Investment Partners, gives her thoughts on green bonds and the potential for issuance from ...

Is your FX impacted with the equity settlement shift to T+1?

In February 2023, the SEC adopted final requirements for a 28 May 2024 implementation date for the move to T+1 settlement for transactions in US ca...

Where are the ESG opportunities for alternative investments?

Jaclyn Bouchard, EVP, Head of ESG Solutions and Corporate Responsibility, Preqin, outlines the current opportunities, challenges, and solutions aro...

Market data: Quality over cost and technology shift towards cloud

Global buy and sell-side market participants agree that data accuracy and data feed reliability are the most important drivers when choosing their ...

How to balance E, S, and G priorities with crunched resources

Tim Manuel, Partner and Head of Responsible Investment at Aon, discusses the ‘patchwork quilt’ effect – and how investment teams can negotiate E, S...

Collaboration and communication is only way for ‘risk management’

Risk management must be dealt with on a dual basis, using internal training and regulatory admin adherence to achieve the best results.

Funds must change their operating models to survive the future

The industry needs to embrace a change in operating model if it wants to survive in a fee-compressed world.

How portfolios can benefit from the net zero transition

Mark Lewis, Head of Climate Research at Andurand Capital, talks about carbon credit next steps and optimising the net zero asset mix.
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