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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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Confluence Connect ’17 – A Community Inspired by Change

Last month I had the pleasure of spending two full days with our clients in Pittsburgh, where the Penguins’ Stanley Cup win wasn’t the only buzz around the city. Clients were visiting our hometown city for Confluence Connect ‘17, a conference designed to bring industry colleagues together to discover a shared vision, network with peers, […]

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UK Regulator Clarifies Position for Non-EU AIFMs

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has amended its rules on Annex IV reporting following consultation during 2016. The amendments, which were published on 25th January 2017, will affect all non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) that market Alternative Investment ‘Feeder’ Funds in the UK under the UK’s national private placement regime.  Annex IV reporting is […]

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Survey Reveals What’s Trending Today: Automation, Regulatory Reporting and Data

At the start of each year, our team at Confluence reflects on the state of the asset management back office and predicts issues and trends that we see emerging over the coming months.  For 2016, we predicted that the asset management industry would see streamlining and optimizing their data management processes as a way to […]

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How User Experience is Barging into the Discussions of FinTech Software Evaluation and Adoption

The recent influence of consumer technology is evident across a number of industries, and this includes financial services. Consumer technology has changed the way people communicate with each other in their day-to-day lives, and this communication shift is now visible within financial services. People are beginning to chat with their financial advisors, bank branches and […]

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