Past performance may be no guide to the future, but asset managers and investors still want meaningful data that tells them what has (or hasn’t) been achieved.
"Asset managers today face a fundamental and indisputable fact: the world they are analyzing in order to make and execute investment decisions is increasingly complex and rich in data."
"In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."
Key issues for the middle office in asset management firms today.
Increasingly, asset managers understand the need to adapt to the opportunities and asset management challenges surrounding big data and analytics tools.
Looking back at the past two decades, most of us would agree that the rate of technological change has been incredibly high.
The global financial crisis of 2008 prompted a regulatory response that has spawned a multiplicity of new acronyms, terminology and jargon that sometimes sounds like an altogether different language.
Over the coming months The Art of Perfection will explore what asset managers can learn from the worlds of art, science and studies into the human body.
More than 150 years ago, the pioneer of computerization, Charles Babbage, recognised a crucial truth: machines given incorrect information will provide incorrect answers.
When it comes to measuring and analyzing performance in the asset management industry, the quality of both source and calculated data is of paramount importance.