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Regulatory Reporting: What’s coming next?

Part I

The 2008 global financial crisis sent shockwaves through the financial community, leaving market participants reeling and forcing many companies to overhaul long-held practices and processes. It also prompted regulators worldwide to consider how gaps in oversight may have contributed to the emergence of this world-altering event. As a result, the last decade has been marked […]

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More Challenges Predicted for 2019 and The Back Office Is Ready!

By providing investment data management automation systems for top asset management firms worldwide, those of us at Confluence have a close-up view of the back-office challenges these firms continue to face.  In fact, we’re right in the thick of things with these companies as they reshape their operations to meet evolving regulatory requirements and 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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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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