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Wealth and Capital Markets Blog wrote a new blog post titled Should Asset Managers Pay for Shelf Space?

Last week a wealth management firm announced it would stop selling Vanguard mutual funds, though clients of the firm can still add money to existing Vanguard investments through 1Q18 and purchase Vanguard ETFs. Like many in the investment industry, my first thought was that this firm did this because Vanguard does not pay for the distribution of its funds (aka “shelf space”).  This week that same firm told InvetmentNews that they decided to stop selling Vanguard mutual funds because they are trying to treat all asset managers the same.  In this case, the argument is...
(16 days ago)

Wealth and Capital Markets Blog wrote a new blog post titled Exploring “Real World Fintech” at the Temenos Community Forum (“TCF”) 2017

I had the honor of attending this year’s Temenos Community Forum (“TCF”) where the theme was “Real World Fintech”.  Throughout the event, we “explored real-world examples of the latest advancements in Fintech, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and advanced data and analytics”.  The conference was meticulously organised and executed across three days for over 1,200 attendees. My experience most notably consisted of attending the main conference sections in the mornings and the wealth management breakout...
(17 days ago)

Wealth and Capital Markets Blog wrote a new blog post titled The Surging Appetite for Cloud-Based Services

I recently wrote an article for Capital Markets CIO Outlook that incorporates my thinking on the transition from one architecture to another in capital markets. I have the benefit of some of the great thinking of our analyst team on cloud, emerging technologies, and DLT. While the end-state is unclear, directionally more and more capital markets firms are moving to cloud-based infrastructure, BPO, and IT outsourcing. CIOs take note: I encourage you to, as much as possible, look outside your own four walls for inspiration. See here.
(23 days ago)


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