Solvency II: Challenges for software providers remain
With the introduction of Solvency II on January 1, 2016, a new regulatory regime for the insurance sector has been established in the European Union. Some commentators have observed that Solvency II is the largest shake up of insurance supervision since the Second World War. The breadth of this new regulatory framework will have a substantial impact on the daily business of insurance companies in the EU, as well as software providers.
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Buyside firms to benefit long-term from strategic compliance investments
GreySpark Partners explains why and how buyside firms must appraise their current outlay of trade and transaction order and execution management systems used to generate regulatory reporting data in the EU as well as the technology debt associated with any legacy systems.
Vectors of growth
When searching for growth within the asset management industry, there are a number of options to consider based upon your key strategies. Irrespective of the strategy, however, it is fundamental that the firm understands and builds a Target Operating Model to support the growth of the business. If your growth is to be achieved through acquisition (inorganic), this will require significant changes to the operations of both firms in order to realize the inherent value.
The journey towards an IBOR
In my latest contribution to the SimCorp Journal, I profiled one of three firms I worked closely with to optimize their investment operations for a high-yield (leveraged loan) strategy. The article highlighted the critical importance of an IBOR-centric operation in preserving and expressing the alpha inherent in that firms’ strategy.