Declining ‘Globalization’: Reshoring, Localization and Today’s Politics

Revenue growth projections for offshoring software services and business-process outsourcing (BPO) activities are deteriorating – across the globe. 2017 sales projections for the big players have been reduced multiple times. Industry analysts are downgrading their projections as offshoring firms are continuously battered with increasing headwinds. With the passing of Brexit, the United Kingdom voted for […]

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How RegTech is Creating New Relationships between Global Service Providers and Technology Firms in the Search for Revenue

On a recent flight home after a client meeting, I found myself thinking about what is really motivating global financial services companies in their decision-making around technology and regulatory compliance. In the highly competitive third-party administrator space, I think one of the primary motivators is the fear of revenue loss (really, it’s a motivator for […]

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To Swing or Not to Swing, That is the Question

Swing pricing is coming to the U.S. and the response has been a mixed bag. Discussions around swing pricing started in earnest September 2015, when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposal for reforms “designed to enhance effective liquidity risk management by open-end funds.” About a year later, in October 2016, the SEC […]

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Featured Guest Blog: Cloud First, Faster

Businesses are openly embracing the Cloud in 2017. As previously noted in Tom Pfister’s Cloud First post to this blog, businesses are adopting cloud technologies more than ever before. However, many business people are finding the contracting process for adopting cloud services is slower and more complicated than buying installed software. Why are cloud services […]

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SEC Modernization Challenges: Data, Reporting Frequency and Implementation

An SEC Modernization Readiness Q&A with Confluence’s Director of Regulatory Reporting Operations

Originally published on Brown Brothers Harriman’s On the Regs blog The SEC finalized its reporting modernization and liquidity rules late last year. What are you hearing are some key implementation challenges for firms specific to these rules? Many firms know there will be an associated cost to their operations, but they are having difficulty quantifying […]

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