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Hedge Funds

The super challenge of data and analytics

Super funds’ demand for data has increased exponentially amid the renewed focus on governance and transparency of the last five years. Not surprisingly, these requirements emerged as a strong theme in our recent study of the challenges facing the superannuation industry, Evolving Superannuation Funds for the Future. Several interlinked factors are forcing funds to revamp […]
Governance

How to trust a trustee

Magazine editors from time immemorial have used the simple device of listing 10 things – 10 ways to lose weight, to pay off mortgages, achieve better orgasms, discover the best ciders, harness the real you, and so on – simply to keep readers from dozing off and tuning out. Whether there’s any science to it, […]
Custody

The great data challenge

The challenge: combine investment data with member-specific details and present the particular information in a way that satisfies the needs of regulators, internal auditors and accountants. Currently, super funds have to collect around 900 data items on a regular basis to satisfy the needs of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). With effect from July, […]
Administration

Platform consolidation and churn rising, finds research

Administration and processing errors are the most common reason behind financial advisers switching platforms, with platform consolidation and churn on the rise. Research from Investment Trends reveals that one in five advisers would change platforms if the decision was entirely up to them. “Platform consolidation and churn are both up at the moment versus what […]
Administration

Platform consolidation and churn rising, finds research

Administration and processing errors are the most common reason behind financial advisers switching platforms, with platform consolidation and churn on the rise. Research from Investment Trends reveals that one in five advisers would change platforms if the decision was entirely up to them. “Platform consolidation and churn are both up at the moment versus what […]
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