Author Archives: Sarah Hathaway

The Fully Outsourced Fund Manager

Guest Contributor: Scott Price, Regional Director, Americas, Custom House Global Funds Services There will come a time, possibly in the not too distant future, when a fund management firm will look to outsource virtually all of its operations – even … Continue reading

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When is the Cloud Not the Cloud?

Guest Contributor: Mal Cullen, Head of the Americas and Eagle ACCESS℠, Eagle Investment Systems Companies in the financial services sector are increasingly moving to cloud-based systems for their software solutions and with good reason. Understandably, cloud-based solutions were initially treated … Continue reading

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Greek Mythology and the Boulder of Compliance

Guest Contributor: Stephen Taylor, Senior Market Manager, U.S. Enterprise Risk & Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services In Greek mythology Sisyphus, the King of Ephyra, was punished by the Gods for his wrong doing. His sentence? Roll a very heavy boulder … Continue reading

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Using FATCA Compliance to Improve (Not Hinder) Customer Relationships

Guest Contributor: Haydon Perryman, Director of Compliance Solutions, Strevus Achieving compliance and creating a positive customer experience are not mutually exclusive. Many financial institutions still rely on disconnected, incomplete approaches to regulatory compliance, preventing them from gathering accurate, up-to-date information about … Continue reading

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Time for Asset Managers to Modernize Performance Measurement Systems

Guest Contributor: Bob Leaper, Head of Business Development, North America, DST Global Solutions Research from CEB TowerGroup cites that almost half, 45%, of asset managers say they will adapt or replace their performance measurement system by 2018[1]. The same research … Continue reading

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Reducing Risk and Gaining Control of Corporate Actions Processing

Guest Contributor: Brendan P. Farrell, Jr., executive vice president, SunGard’s XSP How can the industry turn the tables on risk in corporate actions processing? Industry insiders estimate that $1 billion is lost every year through missed or mismanaged corporate actions … Continue reading

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The Secret to FATCA Compliance– It’s All About Unlocking the Data

Guest Contributor: Scott Price, Regional Director – Americas, Custom House Global Fund Services The IRS portal for FATCA registration opened on January 1, 2014, requiring investment managers to register their Investment Fund as a Foreign Financial Institutions (FFI). The Foreign … Continue reading

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The Volcker Day of Reckoning

Guest Contributor: Eiman Abdelmoneim, Director of Product Strategy & Operations, Sky Road “Your day of reckoning is coming, when an evil wind will blow through your little play world and wipe that smug smile off your face. And I’ll be … Continue reading

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EMIR Reporting Deadline Approaching to Register LEIs

Guest Contributor: William Hodash, Managing Director, DTCC Business Development Following the 2008 financial crisis, regulators and industry participants agreed on the need to develop a global solution that allows transactions to be tracked across financial markets and multiple jurisdictions. Policymakers … Continue reading

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1099 Changes Affecting OID Means Good News For Investors, Challenges For Brokers

Guest Contributor: Stevie Conlon, Senior Director & Tax Counsel, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, with special thanks to support from Tax & Regulatory Specialists Anna Vayser and John Kareken. Final regulations issued in April 2013 (T.D. 9616) provide rules for reporting of basis … Continue reading

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