Artificial Intelligence in the Fund Industry:

Why Back-Office Workers Shouldn’t Fear the Future

More often than not when I browse a trade journal or the news these days, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is front and center. AI, robots, and other technologies reminiscent of science fiction, are beginning to take shape in all aspects of our lives. From the automotive industry to Amazon, and now even to the financial services […]

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Getting 30e-3 Wrong Again

Is Rule 30e-3 back? Could we, in the mutual fund industry, actually be poised to move to a (mostly) paperless distribution of shareholder reports? Not so fast, unfortunately. I am sure that we all remember our crazy mixed feelings when the SEC reporting modernization proposal first came out in May 2015: a bold proposal that would require […]

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Happy Birthday, Form N-PORT!

It seems like only yesterday that the SEC finalized the rules for Investment Company Reporting Modernization and the Investment Company Liquidity Risk Management Program, yet in reality that momentous day was about one year ago. While the compliance date is still eight months away, the time between now and the first filing is likely to […]

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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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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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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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