The introduction of master-feeder pooling as part of the UCITS IV directive is set to spark wider interest in the concept of pooling, and this Vision paper examines the various options available to asset managers as they seek to build efficient and scalable fund structures.
Despite the setbacks of the global financial crisis, Asia’s private equity industry is experiencing a steady resurgence in activity. In this Vision paper, we examine the current state of private equity in the region, and the opportunities that this growing industry presents.
For wealth managers, major industry trends are transforming the old concept of outsourcing into a fundamentally new way of delivering services, with advancing technology rapidly coming on-stream to weave together client and third-party provider relationships. Now, outsourcing is rapidly gaining traction as wealth managers are taking a longer look at how leveraging external resources can help them squeeze more value than ever from their business operations.
Systemic risk has emerged as a critical challenge for central bankers, regulators, asset owners and managers. While the influence of the phenomenon is well understood, systemic risk is often virtually invisible until it erupts into widespread market dislocation. New regulatory standards, oversight bodies and quantitative research approaches seek to moderate its influence and stabilize global markets.