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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Long before we began our love affair with drinking coffee, it is believed that one day, a shepherd in Ethiopia took inspiration from his herd of goats who he had seen eating a curious fruit, and discovered that it delivered a pleasant burst of energy. That red fruit turned out to be the coffee cherry. Impressed, the shepherd took a batch of the curious cherries to a local monk who proceeded to boil them and create a heady brew. From those humble beginnings, the coffee cherry has since attained truly global status, being the most consumed drink in the world, just behind tea.  

POSTED ONSeptember 13, 2016BY Troy Bankhead

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Clean Data: The Next Game Changer - Part II

In our first post on the impact of fund data, the argument was put forward that clean data not only improves sales efficiency but by reducing the amount of noise which arises when having to fix inaccurate data points, it can also lead to greater cost efficiency, leading to lower fund TERs.

But that’s only half the story.

POSTED ONJune 28, 2016BY Lee Godfrey

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Technology Driving Fund Distribution

Fund distribution is going to be driven by technological innovations going forward. This is a given. But this means that many organisations will need to go back to the drawing board and adapt their marketing strategies to these changes.

POSTED ONJune 13, 2016BY Armann Gudmundsson

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Blockchain: Shaking Things Up

Distributed ledger technology—and more notably Blockchain—has stirred debate on many levels. Asset servicers have yet to tire about explaining the benefits and cost savings it could bring to their industry, while employees at central counterparty clearing houses and central securities depositories question whether their jobs are secure in this new environment.

POSTED ONJune 09, 2016BY Armann Gudmundsson

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Clean data: The Next Game Changer?

The typical CEO of an asset management company has many things on his mind, but data cleanliness is unlikely to be top of the list. It really ought to be, though, for several reasons.

POSTED ONMay 17, 2016BY Lee Godfrey

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Moore’s Law & financial reporting

The theory behind Moore’s Law is that computer processing power doubles every two years. And whilst technology advancements are benefiting global industry at large, within asset management it is beginning to blur the lines with respect to data and the myriad reports that regulators have required within recent years.

POSTED ONApril 27, 2016BY Delphine Leruth

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