The smouldering remains of expensive IT projects that litter the investment management highway bear testament to the many problems faced by asset managers in system selection. The software procurement process within the funds industry needs to evolve to meet current market needs, writes Steve Young, Citisoft managing partner.
For UK treasurers looking to manage financial risk within their organisation, recent news of an interest rate rise from 0.25% to 0.5% was a mixed blessing.
From corporates investing in Asia to small and medium enterprise (SME) suppliers wanting to make sure they get paid, companies are trying to discern whether countries and counterparties in Asia are actually risky.
The EU and US’ shift in accounting standards may bring balance sheet losses and increase credit risk, according to James Elder, director of risk services at Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global.
Anyone long for a return to a more predictable economic time? Be prepared for a rather long wait, as the rate rise from the Bank of England’s (BofE) signals anything but a move to more conventional times.
Today the bank of England announced it would base interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5%. We have collated some initial comments from the industry on how this will impact the markets:
With rising interest rates being a hot topic at this year’s AFP conference, many treasurers were discussing how they can structure their ... read more
Having shown remarkable resilience in the face of last year’s geo-political turbulence, and with investor demand bolstered by continued ECB appetite, the ... read more
With the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China having just concluded, market watchers are intensely interested in what will happen next with the economy and the Renminbi (RMB). The New Renminbi Reality Forum organised by Bloomberg Live and ANZ Bank provided timely insights from the experts.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are likely to see insurance-linked securities (ILS) grow into maturity as a fully-fledged asset class, industry experts predict.