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  • Sweet Sixteen: 2016 Outlook

    While some of the topics in this year’s outlook may be familiar, we’ve been seeing changes in trends over the past two years that indicate our industry is poised for a revolution. From vendor consolidation, to data infrastructure initiatives, to tech disruption (read: #fintech), we weigh in on which hot topics will change the industry in…

  • Barclays POINT User Survey Results

    Find out how the fixed income industry is reacting to the planned retirement of Barclays POINT. After analyzing the survey results, one thing is clear: asset managers who use POINT were blindsided by the planned retirement of the platform with a short timeframe of just 18 months. Some key findings include: The majority of…

  • Times of Change: 2017 Outlook

    The immortal words of Bob Dylan rang true in 2016 more than any recent year in memory: The Times They Are a Changin’. Though we covered a number of trends in our  2016 Outlook  that persisted over the year, we have to admit that this year’s biggest shake-ups blindsided us. Trump, Brexit, Barclays POINT…what can we learn from the market…

  • Times of Change: 2017 Outlook

    The immortal words of Bob Dylan rang true in 2016 more than any recent year in memory: The Times They Are a Changin’. Though we covered a number of trends in our  2016 Outlook  that persisted over the year, we have to admit that this year’s biggest shake-ups blindsided us. Trump, Brexit, Barclays POINT…what can we learn from the market…

  • Systems and Vendors - A Joint Choice

    The management and evaluation of vendor and service provider risk has never been more important than it is right now in the investment management industry. The investment management marketplace is being transformed by a variety of factors including globalization, product diversification and complex regulatory measures, all of which…

  • Back to the Future: A Buy-Sider's Guide to Blockchain

    We've all heard the buzz around blockchain, but asset managers may still be left wondering what this technology means for their business. Thus far, it’s been tough for the investment management industry to engage in this dialogue because there’s little written from an asset manager’s perspective. In our latest Industry Perspective, we aim…

  • Barclays POINT User Survey Results

    Find out how the fixed income industry is reacting to the planned retirement of Barclays POINT. After analyzing the survey results, one thing is clear: asset managers who use POINT were blindsided by the planned retirement of the platform with a short timeframe of just 18 months. Some key findings include: The majority of…

  • Sweet Sixteen: 2016 Outlook

    While some of the topics in this year’s outlook may be familiar, we’ve been seeing changes in trends over the past two years that indicate our industry is poised for a revolution. From vendor consolidation, to data infrastructure initiatives, to tech disruption (read: #fintech), we weigh in on which hot topics will change the industry in…

  • North of the OMS

    Now more than ever, Investment Managers are seeking strategies that not only generate benchmark-aligned returns, but also manage investment risk and protect clients against market downturns and doomsday scenarios in the global economy.  Investment Managers must evaluate and align the needs of the investment strategy to their technical…

  • Program Management Boot Camp for Asset Managers

    What makes complex program management different from managing a complex project? And how do asset managers contend with multi-million dollar, multi-year programs that affect large parts of the organization, from Front to Middle to Back Office, along with the surrounding data architecture and governance? This edition of Citisoft’s…

  • Ten Key Solvency II Issues for Asset Managers

      Solvency II is European Legislation that is the responsibility of the insurance  industry. However, the  impact on Asset Manager is significant. Here we list 10 key issues to consider.  1. Asset Managers need to view Solvency II as a long term strategic issue, consider change as Solvency II beds in and investigate the…

  • Year in Review

    This month, we take a look back at last year’s “ 14 for ‘14 ” – our montage of industry predictions and trends paired with movie themes. This year, we’re reflecting back and grading ourselves on the accuracy of our predictions with the familiar thumbs-up/thumbs-down scale. Grab your ballot and popcorn and see how we did as we…

  • No BS Guide to Data Governance

    Data Governance - What Is The Hype All About? With an abundance of industry buzzwords and jargon thrown at us every day, it is difficult to know what messages to let pass and those that we should grab on to. Data governance is a hot topic appearing across multiple channels, from articles to advertisements, and conversations spanning…