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It's been emotional

Jun 27, 2019

Why Emotional Intelligence leads to success

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Transaction vs. Holdings-Based Performance Calculations

Jun 20, 2019

Whilst performance attribution plays a critical role in the analysis of any portfolio, calculating performance (which is a necessary input to this analysis) plays an equally important role.

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Evolve or die: Entering the next era of compliance

Jun 13, 2019

Research has found that far too many companies still conduct compliance monitoring manually, which naturally increases the risk of errors and reduces efficiencies.

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Closing the Loop: Why End-To-End Processes Matter More Than Ever

Jun 04, 2019

For most of my career, I have thought of myself as of a financial services “operations guy,” focused on operational efficiency and client services, getting the right value for the price of technology that I...

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The fuss about factors

May 02, 2019

 

The idea that the risk and return characteristics of global assets can be neatly decomposed into common driving factors is highly appealing to today’s demanding investors.

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Fixed Income Attribution – Where risk and performance really come together

Mar 21, 2019

For many years, investment management professionals have discussed risk and performance as being ‘two sides of the same coin’ and the convergence of the two functions within asset managers. Risk is managed...

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Solving today's fixed income attribution challenges

Mar 07, 2019

Calculating accurate performance attribution in the fixed income markets is a crucial element to success. Not only is fixed income attribution vital to inform, support and defend investment decisions, but...

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Key takeaways: How firms can fight fee compression and passive investment

Feb 07, 2019

Our latest blog highlights some key takeaways from an interview with Damian Handzy, Global Head of Risk at StatPro, at the 2018 FTF Performance Measurement Europe Conference in London. 

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

Jan 29, 2019

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...

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Abnormal Returns: Returns for Short Positions and Portfolios

Jan 25, 2019

This post is an excerpt from an article in the most recent volume of the Journal of Performance Measurement written by Carl Bacon, CIPM, StatPro Chief Advisor, Ian Thompson, Ph.D., Global Head of Portfolio...

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