Month: December 2014

Fintech is a big deal in 2015

Fintech is becoming its own fully established market segment, as evidenced by its likely inclusion in the national lexicon in 2015. Increasingly investors and venture capital funds are looking to pour money into fintech, because of the potential it holds. Fintech innovations are disruptive, but in a good way Imran Gulamhuseinwala, private equity investor and…

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2015 will be a big year for fintech companies

Deal volumes in the financial technology industry have grown 27 percent each year since 2008 globally. Financial technology is growing rapidly and new startups are continuing to emerge and receive capital funding. The sector is poised to experience a boom in 2015 as investors look to improve operational efficiency and transparency with new technology. “Deal volumes…

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Middle-Market Deal Management: An Enterprise Software Solution

Collecting and managing deal data throughout the life cycle of a portfolio of investments remains a pressing challenge for commercial lenders. Enterprise platforms, while lesser known, are proven to be a powerful alternative to the more popular technological solutions available in the investment space. Software comp­anies like my own study deal management challenges and work…

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Asset managers look to software to protect brand reputation

The asset management industry is now worth $87 trillion. A stricter regulatory environment and increasing compliance requirements are influencing asset managers to emphasize data accuracy in their operations and adopt technology solutions to ensure flawless workflow management and reporting. Financial data reporting must be done right According to The Wall Street Journal, the asset management industry…

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Borrowers are favoring bank loans over municipal bonds due to regulation

New rules will require brokers to disclose fees on municipal bond trades. Analysts expect municipal bond issuances to remain mostly flat in 2015, with bank lending providing borrowers with a source of capital for the short term. Municipal bond issuance will be flat next year According to Reuters, new borrowing by U.S. states and cities…

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Asset managers can prepare for the rise in interest rates

Strong hiring and wage gains indicate a healthy economic environment. The U.S. economy is starting to rebound and a rise in short-term interest rates is around the corner. As a result, there are certain implications for asset managers that need to be addressed. US economy shows positive signs The Labor Department reported that 321,000 jobs were…

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Sneak Peek of Data Warehousing: Part One

Anyone using Everest through the last few versions has likely noticed a variety of visible changes. Enhancements to data panels and charting have provided greater flexibility to manipulate data; the ability to include reports and workflow attachments on notifications have enhanced communication; improvements to exporting options and integration with third-party systems have made the system…

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This year has seen a surge in debt capital market investment

Investment in fixed income this year has been strong, but new regulations may slow the surge in capital outflows. Managers should focus on operating efficiency to maximize bottom line results. Bloomberg recently reported that as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the new risk-retention rule released on Oct. 21, tries to link managers to a…

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