Fund companies are planning to increase expenditures on distribution with technology being a driving factor.
BlackRock Inc.'s Laurence D. Fink, whose firm is the largest shareholder in companies from Apple Inc. to JPMorgan Chase & Co., is repeating his call to chief executive officers to engage with shareholders and be more transparent about balance-sheet decisions.
The age of the startup megadeal is dawning.
It's one of the most heated debates of investing that gained traction when Boston University economist Zvi Bodie stated in the mid-1990s that time plays no role in decreasing risks of holding stocks.
In every industry, it's rare to find a business admit that technological education and investment isn't a priority now or for the future.
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.
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.
For the last several years the investment management industry has seen a seismic shift towards outsourcing middle and back-office activities.
During the crisis of 2008, service providers faced an environment in which they saw their clients' assets decline sharply.
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.