As published recently in TabbFORUM Understandably, regulators are now focussed very firmly on managing market stability and ensuring the industry is treating investors fairly. From the “Know your product and know your client” perspective, asset managers and more specifically their distribution wings have to be seen to market and sell product that is specifically appropriate to…

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Regulation is a really key topic of conversation within the investment fund industry, and not without good reason! On a recent webcast I did on the impact of regulation on data management strategies in asset management I explored the reasons why the global regulatory community have received an enormous level of flak since the 2007/2008 market implosion….

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I am hosting a webcast on “The Impact of Upcoming Regulation on Data Management” on Wednesday 25th July 2012, 3pm BST, 10am EST. Regulation is a key challenge in the industry and in an unprecedented age of openness and transparency continues to be the no. 1 driver for asset managers investing in data and reporting initiatives. Companies…

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Last month I participated at a panel discussion at Osney Media’s Data Management North America conference in New York. I always enjoy these panel discussions, as they present an opportunity to meet industry peers and also to find out what people in the industry are concerned about. My fellow panelists at the event included: Lee Kenyon, Vice…

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Following my most recent blog on the panel discussion held at TSAM in London recently, I thought I would add some further notes on the discussion. We had talked about buzzwords used and then about data governance… The theme of the discussion then switched to the risks you’re exposed to from miscommunication of information or…

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I attended Osney Media’s TSAM conference last week in London – I always enjoy the event, it brings together senior level industry practitioners for thought-provoking discussion and debate. I participated in the panel discussion in the data management stream entitled “Overcoming the challenge of communication issues within data management”. My co-panellists were Shannon Walker, Business Architect –…

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This post was recently published on TABBFORUM (21st February) Just about every asset management firm now claims to have a formal data governance process in place – in fact if firms aren’t saying this we should be worried indeed. So while all data quality management governance processes may be created as equals, they are very rarely at the…

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One of the key trends now with the global asset management community is the redistribution of products from one region into another – take for example, the popularity of BRIC and emerging markets funds in the US and Europe. Similarly, in Asia you have very high demand for equity funds from the G7 regions, and investment grade bond funds from those…

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