London, 16 July 2015 – The potential impact of a large asset manager’s failure on the financial markets is at the forefront of the regulatory crackdown on nonbank financial institutions. Buy-side-focused regulation may begin to rival that focused on the sell-side if nonbank reform continues to be drafted at this pace. Regulation has, in turn, spurred some firms that put technology purchases on hold during the 2008 economic and market crisis to re-evaluate their internal technology environments in light of incoming requirements.
This research assesses the current middle- and back-office priorities and challenges for both asset managers and asset servicers across the globe, including tipping points for technology investment. It is based on a 2014 Aite Group online survey and telephone interviews with 58 market participants.
This 40-page Impact Report contains 31 figures. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download this report.