With the most dangerous months of the financial crisis behind us, markets are beginning to show signs of recovery and global economic fundamentals are returning to life. Against this backdrop, we convened a group of State Street executives from varying disciplines for a roundtable discussion about sources of the crisis, the state of recovery and the changes likely in its wake. Industry restructuring, new regulatory regimes, a drive for transparency, and permanent reform in the valuation and trading of assets are but a few facets of the new financial landscape that were explored during the discussion.
Leveraging State Street’s position as a leading market practitioner, "Sovereign Wealth Funds: Assessing the Impact" brings together the views of three of State Street’s leading experts on SWFs and the global economy to examine the lack of a universal definition for SWFs, the debate regarding transparency and the impact these large and fast-growing institutional investors are likely to have on the capital markets.
“The Insurance Industry: New Growth Opportunities” examines the trends affecting the management of insurer’s general account assets and asset gathering strategies, including product design and distribution. It also highlights a significant trend toward third-party outsourcing of asset management and opportunities for partnerships with third-parties in other aspects of the business.