Outsourcing strategies in Canada are gaining renewed traction as a way of enabling institutions to cope with increased market complexity while staying focused on core competencies. Leveraging research conducted by State Street, IFDS and KPMG, this Vision paper explores the top requirements of an outsourcing provider and shows that a genuine client-focused partnership is the critical factor that will drive the success of this model.
Europe’s asset management industry is at a turning point. Changing investor needs, widespread regulatory reform and urgent demographic trends are among the factors that add up to a perfect storm of complexity for asset managers. Drawing on the findings of an extensive State Street survey of European asset managers conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, this Vision paper explores the key trends that are shaping the future of the industry as asset managers redefine their roles for an evolving environment.
As European insurers gear up for Solvency II, they face a number of urgent decisions. This directive requires an enhanced understanding of the risks inherent in their business operations and product offerings, and places a renewed focus on the collection, delivery and governance of asset data. Many insurers are considering innovative third-party solutions to help them through the complexity.