Operational Risk recognised as the most important risk by financial institutions

By: MartketWatch.com Chartis nominated SAS OpRisk system as the leader in the market for Operational Risk Management. Payman Mestchian, Managing Partner at Chartis says that their research suggests that “operational risk is now recognized as the most important risk by financial institutions. Also the scope of coverage for operational risk management processes and systems is […]

New buying patterns amongst the Middle Eastern HNWIs

By: AMEInfo The Middle East luxury industry is witnessing a shift in buying patterns of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), says Erwin Bamps, chief operating officer at Gulf Craft, while speaking the arab luxury world conference that took place in the first week of June. UHNWIs are looking for bespoke experiences, but in a family oriented context, […]

Main Trends in Collateral Management

By: Securities Lending Times According to the new survey conducted by Sapient Global Markets in March, evolution towards the front office has been identified as one of the main trends for efficient collateral management across global market participants. The research also identifies the efficiency gains required to deliver increased automation and the support systems needed […]

The evolving position of the Investment Performance Measurement

By: Bill Humphreys The role and position of Performance Measurement in the Asset Management In many asset management businesses Performance Measurement (and attribution) has been hidden in the middle or back office departments and isolated from the investment process itself. Some asset managers rationalize this by saying that the function needs to be totally independent […]

Exploring the secrets of the boardroom

By: Real Business Boards are essential for making sure that shareholders are able to properly hold your management team to account. Getting the boardroom dynamics right is key to success. The CEO, FD and chairman need to work together and bring the right mix of skills to the table. This begs a number of questions. […]

International Securities Settlements and Custodial Services Program in London

  Register for a practical 2 day International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services course in London – 7-8 of July 2014. This 2 day training program is designed to provide delegates with practical  knowledge about the key concepts, systems, processes and procedures in international securities settlement and custodial services as well as operational risks involved.   […]

Are Emerging Markets Re-emerging?

Last week was the anniversary of the announcement made by Bernanke which sent shockwaves through financial markets. His statement that the US monetary stimulus could not continue indefinitely was a message no one wanted to hear. (…) Hardest hit were emerging markets as investors decided that less monetary stimulus would lead to a return to the […]

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