The location of the National Credit Union Administration suits its place in the hierarchy of U.S. financial regulators.
Joseph Contorinis, an ex-Jefferies Paragon Fund money manager convicted of insider trading in 2010, can be ordered to pay $7.2 million for profits he made for the fund from the scheme, a federal appeals court ruled.
The head of the U.S. Treasury Departments financial research arm defended a report on asset managers that was criticized by the industry as flawed and inadequate.
U.S. banking regulators are crowding out the Securities and Exchange Commission on money-market mutual fund rules and other decisions that affect how capital markets are overseen, a top securities regulator said today.
A report by the U.S. Treasury's Office of Financial Research on asset managers and systemic risk is inaccurate and should not be relied on for policy decisions or regulatory action of any kind, says the Investment Company Institute's General Counsel Karrie McMillan and Chief Economist Brian Reid.
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.
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.
Fund sponsors have long debated the relative merits of building, buying or outsourcing fund administration technology. As sponsors face more and more data-driven demands from regulators and investors, there is increased pressure to adopt new efficient technologies for fund administration process such as expense payments and budgeting, regulatory reporting and financial reporting. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the "build, buy or outsource" question a mix of cost pressures, resources, reporting requirements and technological advances have tipped the balance in favor of "buy" and "outsource."
These are stressful times for the mutual fund industry. An obvious statement, but one authored by a colleague ten years ago. Even more interesting is that the trends cited then are the same concerns that we hear from clients today. So what has changed?