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98 per cent of managers are seeking to incorporate data science to optimise investment performance, says Northern Trust survey

98 per cent of managers are seeking to incorporate data science to optimise investment performance, says Northern Trust survey

Investment managers pressured by rising costs, increased transparency demands and the need to generate consistent performance are looking to harness the full potential of data in order to compete and position their firms for the future, according to a survey of 300 global asset management firms sponsored by Northern Trust.  

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Islamic insurers' strong profitability might not continue throughout 2021, says S&P report

Islamic insurers' strong profitability might not continue throughout 2021, says S&P report

A new report from S&P Global Ratings says that unlike in the corporate sector, where the pandemic led to widespread downgrades in 2020, credit ratings on Islamic (Takaful) and conventional insurers in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) have remained broadly stable over the past 18 months, supported by relatively strong capital buffers. 

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Settlement failure attributed to significant problems in the middle off for the majority of institutions

Settlement failure attributed to significant problems in the middle off for the majority of institutions

A total of 60 per cent of institutions believe that settlement failures attributed to inadequacies of the middle-office are still a significant problem in their organisation, according to a new global survey conducted by Torstone Technology, a SaaS provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing in collaboration with GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consultancy.

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Quality of custodial services is seen as the most ‘significant’ hurdle to institutional investors investing in cryptocurrencies

Quality of custodial services is seen as the most ‘significant’ hurdle to institutional investors investing in cryptocurrencies

A new survey of institutional investors and wealth managers from the US, UK, France, Germany, and the UAE who collectively have USD275 billion in assets under management, reveals that 76 per cent describe the concerns about security of digital assets and custodial services as a ‘significant’ hurdle preventing many from investing in cryptoassets for the first time.  

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STFR inspires firms to consolidate processes for regulatory reporting regimes, say IHS Markit and Pirum

STFR inspires firms to consolidate processes for regulatory reporting regimes, say IHS Markit and Pirum

A new survey of 80+ in-scope firms by IHS Markit and Pirum shows that more than 70 percent of respondents are aiming to consolidate their diverse regulatory reporting processes under a single platform following the implementation of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR). Fifty-four percent of surveyed firms also say they have used the SFTR implementation as a catalyst for rethinking their regulatory reporting processes for various regimes, including the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).