Analysis

Risky business: Fund complexes employ range of org structures

Firm are increasingly hiring chief risk officers but some prefer other models depending on size and focus

Emily Sakamoto 8 October, 2018

Relocation, relocation, relocation: Ops roles continue to move across the US

Fund groups increasingly shifting middle, back office jobs to smaller cities as purse strings tighten

Emily Sakamoto 12 September, 2018

Rise of omnibus accounts adds oversight burdens

COOs and other ops pros say trend for distributors to take on more responsibilities is adding extra due diligence requirements

Emily Sakamoto 10 August, 2018

ETF rule set to add operational costs and headaches

Fund group ops pros point to new cost and head count burdens around disclosure, filings and policies and procedures

Emily Sakamoto 6 August, 2018

IT and ops team up in race against the clock on reg reporting

Operations pros are getting tech colleagues involved at an early stage of planning

Mariah Brown 19 July, 2018

Funds look to data science to boost back office

Groups are staffing up to manage data and lay groundwork for emerging tech

Emily Sakamoto 10 July, 2018

New ETF rule poses operational changes

Custom baskets, start-of-day disclosure and policy changes could throw a curve ball for ops teams

Emily Sakamoto 6 July, 2018

ETFs impose litany of operational hurdles

Managers make costly relationship, infrastructure changes to support index funds’ unique requirements

Emily Sakamoto 12 June, 2018

Funds explore service model iterations

With UBS and Credit Suisse in talks to partner on back-office functions, fund managers contemplate creating hybrid service model

Emily Sakamoto 4 June, 2018

Westchester open to vendor pairings on proprietary tech

The firm’s nontraditional risk strategy has caused operational hurdles to find a vendor that fits

Mariah Brown 29 May, 2018

Vendor Forum

How are relationships between fund firms and third-party vendors changing in light of the industry’s increasingly steep regulatory landscape?

Emily Sakamoto 21 May, 2018

Data brings together tech, compliance teams

Industry anticipates cooperation, but true comingling has yet to emerge

Emily Sakamoto 16 May, 2018




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