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The World Cup and randomness

The average American watching the World Cup has less of an appreciation for the intricacies of set piece routines, or the passing skills of a particular team’s midfielder, but there is undoubtedly an...

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Routes out of legacy central – How can asset management operations update old tech?

A lot has been written about the high levels of legacy technology within the asset management industry. There are many reasons why this is still the case.

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Rule 22e-4 and the four buckets: What you need to know

The complex nature of modern derivatives, combined with the increasingly global and interconnected nature of the financial ecosystem, has led regulators to place a higher burden on fund managers to know...

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How to tell the difference between cloud native and cloud wrapped software

By Neil Smyth | Jun 28, 2018 | cloud computing, technology, API

Cloud computing is changing the way we all consume and interact with technology. Whether this is at home with Netflix or Amazon Alexa, or at work, with cloud-based services like Office 365 or Salesforce, or...

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Using technology to manage liquidity risk

If the financial crisis of a decade ago taught us anything, it’s that the liquidity of traded financial instruments is unpredictable and can fluctuate wildly in a matter of seconds.

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A Short History of Performance Systems

It has been over 50 years since Peter Dietz published his seminal work ‘Pension Funds: Measuring Investment Performance’ – when performance measurement became both standardized and quantifiable and a new...

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Creating Risk Forecasts for Clients

It’s common for asset managers to communicate their expected return forecasts to clients, but less so their expected risk forecasts. We believe a key reason for this is that the language of risk and return...

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Diversification: Truly a free lunch

Most rules have an exception, and the rule that there is no such thing as a free lunch is no exception to this. 

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What can asset managers learn from Netflix?

The popularity of Netflix has exploded over the last two years with over 125 million subscribers now paying for the service.

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Global Risk Outlook: FANG stocks in volatility

What are FANG stocks?

The term “FANG” was coined in 2013 by CNBC host Jim Cramer as an acronym for the four highest performing, high volume, technology growth stocks: Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix...

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