Category Archives: Guest Blog

Can Good Come from the Sins of Wall Street?

January 20, 2015 by Eugene Grygo (Contribution from Minding the Gap, a blog by FTF News editor, Eugene Grygo.) Thanks to the fines imposed upon Wall Street and insurance firms for their sins during the Great Recession, the New York State … Continue reading

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How to Retain and Promote Female Talent

Guest Contributor:  Jessica Titlebaum, WILD Co-Founder My mentor once said that results are not exclusive to gender.  While this is true, it’s also important to remember that gender may produce different results.   According to Catalyst, there is a correlation between women … Continue reading

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Multiple Prime Utility: the key to transforming the fund manager/prime broker relationship

Guest Contributor: Sudhanshu Bahadur, Vishal Bakshi and Valcony Sun, Sapient Global Markets Since the financial crisis, Fund Managers have increasingly moved away from using a single custodian and diversified their risk by splitting the basket under multiple Prime Brokers (PBs). … Continue reading

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The Corporate Actions Golden Copy: Cleansed Data for All

Guest Contributor: Brendan P. Farrell, Jr., executive vice president and general manager, XSP, SunGard As the volume and complexity of corporate actions events continue to grow, firms need to understand their risks and take action on events that require immediate attention. … Continue reading

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The 7 Data Extraction Problems That Plague Corporate Actions and the 1 Solution to Them All

Guest Contributor: Adam Devine, VP Product Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, WorkFusion   Whether you provide a corporate actions feed or integrate them at an institution, you know that the gold standards for data accuracy, speed, and efficiency are rising. If … Continue reading

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Tax Alert on Recently Announced Relief on Money Market Fund Floating NAV Wash Sale, Form 1099-B and Gain/Loss Calculations

Guest Contributor:  Stevie D. Conlon, Senior Director and Tax Counsel, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services The author thanks John Kareken and Anna Vayser of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services for their assistance. There were several important announcements made last month by the … Continue reading

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Software as a (dis) Service – Going in with Your Eyes Wide Open

Guest Contributor: Jane Stabile, President, IMP Consulting, Boston, MA The asset management business has never been more competitive, and CFOs are under tremendous pressure to keep their firms lean. As CFOs seek solutions to keep the headcount down, the argument … Continue reading

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