Speaking of Alpha

Shifting to the Front:
The Role of the Custodian

A conversation with Dick Taggart

February 2021

Custodians are increasingly expanding their range of services beyond their core mandate of safekeeping cash, securities and fund accounting data into middle and front-office data management.

The shift is well-timed, with many investment managers looking to enhance front-office data management. But are asset service providers prepared to manage the unique set of challenges facing front-office data consumers? In this article, Dick Taggart explores front office data challenges and the evolving role of asset service providers.


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