Institutional Asset Manager - Daily News http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/ en Harbour offers market-leading funds support http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249982/harbour-offers-market-leading-funds-support <p><em><strong>Harbour Financial Services Limited is an independent fund administrator that has earned a strong reputation in Bermuda for providing award-winning service to a range of alternative investment and private equity&nbsp;funds.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249982/harbour-offers-market-leading-funds-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:04:14 +0000 mkitchen 249982 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk KPMG survey reveals the impact of technology http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249981/kpmg-survey-reveals-impact-technology <p><em><strong>To investigate the extent to which technology is disrupting the financial services sector, KPMG recently partnered with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Managed Funds Association (MFA) to determine how managers are responding.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249981/kpmg-survey-reveals-impact-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surveys & research Technology and software solutions Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:42 +0000 mkitchen 249981 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk BSX leads the way for ILS listings http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249980/bsx-leads-way-for%C2%A0ils-listings <p><em><strong>Last year proved to be hugely successful for the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX). From a pure growth perspective, the BSX ended 2016 with a total market capitalisation of USD343.8 billion, up more than 41 per cent on the previous year. The same was true of trade volume. The RG/BSX Index closed out the year at 1,923.79, up 47.52 per cent on the calendar year 2015, with a reported 31.75 per cent increase in trading volume, which saw 8.2 million shares traded.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249980/bsx-leads-way-for%C2%A0ils-listings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Listings Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:55:42 +0000 mkitchen 249980 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk ILS market could reach USD100 billion http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249979/ils-market-could-reach-usd100-billion <p><em><strong>The Horseshoe Group was established in 2005 and is a leading provider of insurance management services to insurers, reinsurers, as well as insurance linked securities (ILS) structures such as sidecars and catastrophe bonds.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249979/ils-market-could-reach-usd100-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fund administration Offshore Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:50:39 +0000 mkitchen 249979 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Further opportunities for PE growth http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249978/further-opportunities-pe-growth <p><em><strong>For managers who may already be using an onshore Delaware LLC, they now have the opportunity to use a Bermuda LLC as an offshore vehicle. This follows the formal introduction of the Limited Liability Company Act 2016 (LLC Act), which was passed in the Senate in July 2016 and became operative on 1 October, 2016.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249978/further-opportunities-pe-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:43:57 +0000 mkitchen 249978 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Introducing the Bermuda LLC http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249977/introducing-bermuda-llc <p><em>By Sally Penrose (pictured), Appleby &ndash; <strong>The Limited Liability Company Act 2016 (LLC Act) came into force on 1 October, 2016 and introduced into Bermuda its first new corporate structure in 100 years. Appleby is pleased to have been able to work closely with the legislature to ensure that Bermuda&#39;s existing funds law is simultaneously amended so that LLCs are available immediately for use in investment fund structures. Appleby are ideally placed to advice with respect to LLCs.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249977/introducing-bermuda-llc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:26:42 +0000 mkitchen 249977 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk A bespoke, risk-based approach to regulatory oversight http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249976/bespoke-risk-based-approach-regulatory-oversight <p><em><strong>Bermuda&#39;s financial regulator, the Bermuda Monetary Authority, takes a risk-based approach to regulating and supervising the entities for which it is responsible, including investment funds, investment providers, fund administrators, trust companies, insurers and&nbsp;banks.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249976/bespoke-risk-based-approach-regulatory-oversight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:20:35 +0000 mkitchen 249976 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Bermuda Fund Services 2017 - Foreword http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249975/bermuda-fund-services-2017-foreword <p><em>By Ross Webber (pictured), Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) &ndash; <strong>Global regulatory burdens, cost pressures, fintech disruption, and political uncertainty on both sides of the Atlantic are shaping up to pose significant challenges to the asset-management industry in 2017 and beyond. Britain&#39;s sortie into extended Brexit negotiations and Trump&#39;s tax-reform ambitions seem to be holding investors and companies on tenterhooks. The only thing constant, as the old axiom goes, is change.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/business-bermuda">Bermuda Business Development Agency </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249975/bermuda-fund-services-2017-foreword" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:16:19 +0000 mkitchen 249975 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Institutional framework for family offices http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249974/institutional-framework-family%C2%A0offices <p><em><strong>As family offices look for the best jurisdictions in which to establish trusts and wealth preservation vehicles, being able to benchmark the institutional quality of a specific jurisdiction and rely on high-quality outsourcing options, are increasingly important considerations. The following report provides an overview of how and why Bermuda is living up to these expectations.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249974/institutional-framework-family%C2%A0offices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:10:45 +0000 James.Williams 249974 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk SIX leverages IBM Watson for cognitive Security Operations Centre http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249971/six-leverages-ibm-watson-cognitive-security-operations-centre <p><em><strong>IBM Security&nbsp;and&nbsp;SIX, the operator of the infrastructure underpinning the Swiss financial sector, are planning to leverage IBM Watson for Cyber Security in a new cognitive Security Operations Centre (SOC).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249971/six-leverages-ibm-watson-cognitive-security-operations-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cybersecurity Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:59:42 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249971 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Trumid to acquire fellow all-to-all trading platform Electronifie http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249968/trumid-acquire-fellow-all-all-trading-platform-electronifie <p><em><strong>Trumid, a financial technology company that improves trading efficiency and market intelligence in the corporate bond market, is to acquire fellow all-to-all trading platform Electronifie.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249968/trumid-acquire-fellow-all-all-trading-platform-electronifie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Platforms Trading & Execution Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:44:08 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249968 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Bermuda Fund Services 2017 http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/special/bermuda-fund-services-2017 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-specials-description"> <div class="field-label">description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This special report looks at how Bermuda&#039;s determination to provide a wide array of investment fund structures underpinned by the Bermuda Monetary Authority&#039;s bespoke, risk-based approach to regulatory oversight, is attracting a new wave of investment funds, including private equity and ILS vehicles, to the island, which offers listing services on the Bermuda Stock Exchange in addition to a complete range of fund services from leading providers with global reach. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bermuda Fund Services 2017 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-articles"> <div class="field-label">Articles:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/03/24/249975/bermuda-fund-services-2017-foreword">Bermuda Fund Services 2017 - Foreword</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2017/03/24/249974/institutional-framework-family%C2%A0offices">Institutional framework for family offices</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/03/24/249976/bespoke-risk-based-approach-regulatory-oversight">A bespoke, risk-based approach to regulatory oversight </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2017/03/24/249977/introducing-bermuda-llc">Introducing the Bermuda LLC</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/03/24/249978/further-opportunities-pe-growth">Further opportunities for PE growth</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2017/03/24/249979/ils-market-could-reach-usd100-billion">ILS market could reach USD100 billion </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/03/24/249980/bsx-leads-way-for%C2%A0ils-listings">BSX leads the way for ILS listings</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/2017/03/24/249981/kpmg-survey-reveals-impact-technology">KPMG survey reveals the impact of technology</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/2017/03/24/249982/harbour-offers-market-leading-funds-support">Harbour offers market-leading funds support</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-replacement-label"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Special Reports </div> </div> </div> Bermuda Fund Services Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:55:10 +0000 mkitchen 249960 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Luxoft strengthens APAC presence with derivIT acquisition http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249957/luxoft-strengthens-apac-presence-derivit-acquisition <p><em><strong>Luxoft is to acquire derivIT, a Singapore-based financial services-focused technology consulting provider.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249957/luxoft-strengthens-apac-presence-derivit-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisitions Technology and software solutions Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:27:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249957 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk GFM FundTech 2017 Awards - Voting now open http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/02/23/248985/gfm-fundtech-2017-awards-voting-now-open <p><em><strong>From risk management to regulatory reporting and trading and execution to cybersecurity and compliance, technology is playing an increasingly crucial role in the investment and asset management space. And at GFM, we want to salute the key players who are delivering outstanding tech-based products and services to the industry with the new GFM FundTech Awards.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-replacement-label"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Awards </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/02/23/248985/gfm-fundtech-2017-awards-voting-now-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:55:38 +0000 mkitchen 248985 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk DA Davidson hires managing director http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249941/da-davidson-hires-managing-director <p><em><strong>DA Davidson &amp; Co has hired Joe Morgan, an experienced investment banker, as a managing director in the firm&rsquo;s technology banking team in Costa Mesa, California.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249941/da-davidson-hires-managing-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:05:08 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249941 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk AXA promotes two senior execs http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249940/axa-promotes-two-senior-execs <p><em><strong>Two AXA executives are to assume new responsibilities, with chief investment officer and treasurer Josh Braverman promoted to head AXA&rsquo;s legacy book business and Steven M Joenk promoted to chief investment officer.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249940/axa-promotes-two-senior-execs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Moves & Appointments Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:02:40 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249940 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Hearsay launches compliance platform and AI-powered risk meter http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249939/hearsay-launches-compliance-platform-and-ai-powered-risk-meter <p><em><strong>Hearsay, a provider of adviser cloud solutions for the financial services and insurance industries, has launched the next generation of its enterprise compliance platform.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/24/249939/hearsay-launches-compliance-platform-and-ai-powered-risk-meter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Platforms Compliance Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:56:08 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249939 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Synechron launches AI solutions for the financial services industry http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/23/249925/synechron-launches-ai-solutions-financial-services-industry <p><em><strong>Synechron, a global financial services consulting and technology services provider, has launched Neo, a set of artificial intelligence (AI) based solutions for the financial services industry.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/23/249925/synechron-launches-ai-solutions-financial-services-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology and software solutions Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:59:51 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249925 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk State Street’s partnership approach ‘key to navigating market events’ http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/23/249923/state-street%E2%80%99s-partnership-approach-%E2%80%98key-navigating-market-events%E2%80%99 <p><em><strong>State Street says its partnership approach with M&amp;G Investments highlights the innovative solutions being developed to meet the new challenging requirements resulting from significant market events, including Brexit.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/23/249923/state-street%E2%80%99s-partnership-approach-%E2%80%98key-navigating-market-events%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Macro Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:57:46 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249923 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk Quaero Capital’s Real Assets fund to focus wholly on infrastructure http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/23/249922/quaero-capital%E2%80%99s-real-assets-fund-focus-wholly-infrastructure <p><em><strong>Quaero Capital&rsquo;s Real Assets fund, run by managers Mark Ebert and Christopher Gelli, is to focus wholly on infrastructure investments, moving away from its previous holdings in real estate, forestry and agriculture.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2017/03/23/249922/quaero-capital%E2%80%99s-real-assets-fund-focus-wholly-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate Mandates Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:52:51 +0000 Emily.Perryman 249922 at http://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk