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.
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How your IT system supports your global operating model
When expanding globally, do you establish partnerships, make an acquisition, set up a local branch, or run things from HQ? Learn more about these four possible operating models for global expansion and find the one best suited to your specific needs.
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.
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.