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Operations & Technology


Handling Challenge of DoL Impact on Products

Neil Menard, group president CNL Capital Markets and president of CNL Securities, said that there is still much industry uncertainty about managing change.

Fidelity Cuts Fees for 27 Index Funds in Bid for Passive Assets

The reductions will save current investors about $20 million annually, the firm says.

The Industry’s Seismic Transformation Will Continue

How technology, the popularity of defined contribution plans and increased competition from ETFs have transformed the way fund companies sell their products to investors and advisers.

Laying a Tech Strategy, With BlackRock at Core

LPL Chief Information Officer Victor Fetter discusses the firm's digital strategy and provides insight for every asset management firm.

Vanguard CEO Sees Further Fee Cuts at Firm as Low Returns Loom

"We're built to take advantage of economies of scale in this business," says Vanguard Chief Executive Officer Bill McNabb.



Driving Front-office Success Through Tech & Ops

While IT budgets at buy-side firms have not fully recovered from the cutbacks of the Great Recession, front-office demands keep growing in quantity, complexity and required speed of response.

Goldman Research's Greater Long-Term Gains

Rob Goldman founded Goldman Small Cap Research (GSCR)--not affiliated with Goldman Sachs--in 2009. He has over 20 years of investment and research experience as a senior research analyst and as a portfolio and mutual fund manager.

Transformation of Middle Office Outsourcing Servicing: The New Business Paradigm

For the last several years the investment management industry has seen a seismic shift towards outsourcing middle and back-office activities.

BBH's Take On the New Order of Asset Servicing

During the crisis of 2008, service providers faced an environment in which they saw their clients' assets decline sharply.

Client Reporting, Risk Management Top Concerns for Operation Managers

Executives at mutual fund companies, asset management companies and support providers rated client reporting--which included any reporting that is created for the purpose of distribution to clients--as their top challenge followed closely by risk management in Money Management Executive's third annual Operations Survey.