Tag Archives: asset management

The asset manager’s guide to assessing and evolving culture

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Many people hear the word culture and shrug – it’s a vague term explained by equally ambiguous words such as “philosophy,’’ ‘’ethos,’’ ‘’values” and “DNA.” As an investment manager focused on the concrete – portfolio returns, peer performance, due diligence, … Continue reading →

Cyber risk mitigation: Best practices for Mutual Fund Directors

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Cybersecurity continues to be one of the top risk management issues facing mutual fund boards today, with continued scrutiny coming from regulators and investors alike. Potentially facing financial loss and reputational harm from growing threats, stakeholders are taking an even … Continue reading →

FCA investigations – The new world

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Perhaps it’s no surprise that with a title like that, we had no shortage of delegates (200 plus) for an interesting interactive seminar which we ran in our London auditorium on February 1, together with two law firms (Brown Rudnick … Continue reading →

Why a well-run energy industry workforce underpins effective asset risk management

Piper Alpha. Longford. Texas City. Deepwater Horizon. Everyone in the energy industry knows about these landmark energy losses, and everyone fears another one. But apart from being catastrophic, each of these occurrences has one common thread — human error. Where … Continue reading →

New coverage can include talent and loyalty

The alternative risk transfer (ART) market offers solutions when traditional insurance faces challenges like capacity constraints, timeliness/certainty of payment, multiyear or multiline transfer needs, or hedges for risk which are not covered under the usual policies. Continue reading →

The Continuing Rise of Alternative Investments

Rising interest in alternative assets has been a prevailing trend over the last five years. Many now see student accommodation as a mainstream asset class – with nearly £6bn of investment last year. Meanwhile, the emerging build-to-rent sector will also … Continue reading →

Millennials: Creating Alternatives in Asset Management

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My last post was about how Millennials are changing how we bank. Since then Applepay and SnapCash have arrived, more evidence of banking disintermediation. But it’s not just banks; Millennials are also driving disintermediation in asset management that is changing how … Continue reading →

An Introduction to Insurance and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

While you may have been following the progress of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD or “the Directive”) since publication of the first draft in April 2009, we felt it both timely and important to examine this Directive further … Continue reading →