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.
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SimCorp survey reveals data challenges faced by portfolio managers
A survey taken during a recent SimCorp webinar revealed that portfolio managers face significant challenges when it comes to data accuracy and risk and performance analytics in the front office. I also discovered that these insights are supported by a recent TABB Group white paper.
Spiraling into control over liquidity risks
Why are we talking about liquidity risks? Why is it a hotter topic than market, credit and operational risks, which traditionally have had more focus? The reason is relatively straightforward, during every financial crisis we find that it is actually liquidity risks that makes things spiral out of control - acting like a virus for firms and the financial industry at large.
MiFID II: Remodeling the buy-side
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is set to fundamentally change the way investment managers run their businesses. Buy-side firms are going to be faced with an unprecedented level of complexity and choice regarding the sourcing of liquidity, execution, and transaction reporting. Despite a likely implementation delay, firms must begin preparing for compliance now.