Asset Management

FCA Reveals Asset Management Authorisation Hub

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today launched its new asset management authorisation hub. The hub has been launched to support new firms by assisting when they apply for authorisation, throughout the authorisation process and afterwards.  The authorisation hub will not lower entry standards to the market and entrants will need to meet the same rigorous standards as current firms before they receive authorisation.  Read more »

The Next Generation Bitcoin and Digital Asset Trading Platform, NakamotoX Announce Alpha Release

The next generation Bitcoin and digital asset trading platform, NakamotoX debuts its Alpha and starts inviting users for Alpha testing and trading contest. NakamotoX, the next generation digital asset trading platform is launching its Alpha release. Following the launch, the platform extends an open invitation for the community to test its various features and functionalities. NakamotoX Read more »

IHS Markit Selected by Hermes Investment Management for Transaction Cost Analysis

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that Hermes Investment Management has selected its Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) platform. Read more »

Barings Provides Financing to Support GTCR's Investment in Simpli.fi

 Barings, one of the world's leading asset management firms, announced today that it served as a Joint Lead Arranger on a senior secured credit facility to support GTCR's acquisition of a majority stake in Simplifi Holdings Inc. ("Simpli.fi"). Simpli.fi, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, provides a programmatic platform that enables the largest buyers of localized advertising, including local media groups and agencies, to execute hyper-... more Read more »

Asset Management Digital Marketing Report

Kurtosys today announced the results of its annual survey, which seeks to find out how marketers at asset management firms are reacting to changes in the digital landscape. The report revealed that almost half (48%) of all respondents believed that regulation would be the most disruptive force to the asset management industry, even more so than the likes of fintech startups and developments in blockchain technology. Read more »

Roubini ThoughtLab Releases Study Outlining Digital Imperatives in the Investment Industry

Leading global research firm, Roubini ThoughtLab, released its new study today titled, Wealth and Asset Management 2022: The Path to Digital Leadership. The research, which explores how digitalization, globalization, and consumerization will reshape digital leadership in the investment industry by 2022, is informed by a survey of 1,503 investment providers from 15 countries, in-depth interviews, and rigorous cost-benefit analyses. Read more »

Ancala Strengthens Asset Management and Investment Teams with Two Appointments

Ancala Partners (‘Ancala’), the independent mid-market infrastructure investment manager, has strengthened its infrastructure asset management and investment teams with two new appointments. Read more »

State Street Launches Growth Readiness Indicator

As part of the publication of its latest study, A New Climate for Growth: Cultivating Asset Intelligence to Thrive1, State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) today announced the launch of a new Growth Readiness benchmarking tool that enables users to measure their preparedness for future growth against their peers. Read more »

Trade Informatics Unveils Peer Analysis Tool

Trade Informatics, a leading provider of quantitative analytics and systematic trading solutions to institutional asset managers, is pleased to announce the release of the latest addition to its product suite: Peer Analysis. Read more »

QuantHouse Signs Asset Purchase Agreement with Victory Networks to Further Benefit from Increasing Trend for High Growth Across US Markets

QuantHouse, the independent global provider of end-to-end high-performance market data and trading through API based technologies, today announced that the company has entered into a definitive Asset Purchase Agreement with Victory Networks inc, the provider of high-speed networks.   Read more »

Colnvestor Partners with Leading Cohort of Fund Managers Ahead of Peak Tax Season

CoInvestor, the alternative assets platform, has partnered with five major fund managers in the run-up to the height of the tax season.   Albion Capital, Amati Global Investors, Blackfinch Investments, Stellar Asset Management and Unicorn Asset Management have chosen to partner with CoInvestor to access the growing number of advisory firms allocating to alternative assets via the platform. This announcement comes amid increasing demand from... more Read more »

Barings to Absorb External Research Costs Resulting from MiFID II Implementation

Barings, one of the world's leading asset management firms with over $288 billion in assets under management, has announced that it will absorb external investment research costs when the latest expansion of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is implemented. This encompasses all of the firm's global equity, multi-asset and fixed-income portfolios impacted by MiFID II, scheduled to take effect on January 3, 2018. Read more »

SETL and four asset management firms launch IZNES

SETL and four asset management firms announced today the launch of IZNES, the pan-European fund record-keeping platform based on blockchain technology. The platform provides investors, asset management firms, distributors and wealth management advisers with easy and rapid access to fund units. The platform enables firms to enter into new relationships with investors, manage KYC processes, handle subscription / redemption instructions, and settle... more Read more »

Brazil's B3 Transfers Equities to Its Multi-Asset Clearing Platform

B3 (the Brazilian exchange and clearinghouse) successfully launched on Monday the equities, corporate bonds, and equities lending markets on its new multi-asset clearing platform.  The clearing solution is delivered by Cinnober, built on its TRADExpress RealTime Clearing system. Read more »

SwainSmith Launches Cloud-Based Business Process Model for Asset-Intensive Maintenance Organizations

For large maintenance organizations, developing proven and documented business processes is a key challenge. Today that challenge became significantly easier, as SwainSmith announced the release of Synergy™, the first cloud-based process model for enterprise asset management.  Synergy provides a complete set of maintenance business processes that are industry proven and ready to implement. It fills a growing need for systematic documentation of... more Read more »

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