Latest special reports and features
Assets under Custody: the market share battle

For 20+ years, we have recorded the Assets under Custody and Administration of the world's leading global custodians, gathering data across a market of more than 30 asset servicing firms. The accompanying chart depicts the market share of the 'big four' providers, BNY Mellon, State Street, J.P....
Service provider excellence: 9 crucial flags

Service delivery sets vendors apart. The latest reports at ServiceMatrix present the merits of service providers in 9 key components of service excellence and across a range of services. Institutional asset owners...
Another Turning Point in the Global Custody League Table

Global custodians thrive on scale, based on the strong fundamentals of growth in their client assets driving revenue. Data on assets under custody collected by over the past two decades shows healthy trend growth for the industry as a whole. Growth in assets under custody in the...
Can the titans of finance really become climate warriors?

With hindsight, COP26 will likely be seen as another tipping point in climate action: not because of all its ambitious pledges – important though they are – but because of sparking what is known in chemistry as phase transition. Common examples are when water turns to ice or graphite to...

SPAC IPOs break all-time annual volume record ten weeks into 2021

UK start-up fundraising surges to record levels in final quarter of 2020

Investor confidence decreased in January

Deutsche Bank receives China domestic fund custody licence

Guernsey Private Investment Fund regime to be enhanced by proposed changes

Standard Chartered and Northern Trust partner to launch Zodia

Securities tax: statute of limitations risk and opportunity

HSBC facilitates first SL transactions by China offshore investor

Time to take the UMR Margin Survey 2020?

Securities Finance: A Journey Through Time - Building on the Past

Collateral: A Different Lens

Covid 19: A conversation with the Asset Service Provider Industry

Routes to the Securities Lending Market

A regulatory bottleneck?

Top five things investment managers need to know about securities lending

Are investors that don't engage in securities lending missing out?

Avenir Technology powers Agricultural Commodities Exchange helping small farmers

Sustainable and responsible investment regulations: enabler or drag?

The art of measuring service provider performance

The challenges in ensuring regulatory compliance

Agility a must in negotiating the way ahead

After the tsunami...

ServiceMatrix provider performance reports

Mind the gap

Flash in the pan or game changer?

Cryptofunds: The Tough Due Diligence Test

Continuing evolution in Network Management

Crypto or cryptic? Impacts of a growing industry

ServiceMatrix announces Outperformer awards

Transparency in service provider ratings

Serenity from Sibos

Fund administration: current trends and whos getting it right?

Societe Generale: a sublime performance

Does Mathieu Maurier possess a crystal ball?

Getting volatility into perspective

MiFID II: the transparency imperative

Tax transparency: the panacea for asset managers?

EMIR journey accumulates uncertainties

Product governance: giving investors what they want

Annex IV's role in your European strategy

Shaking up broker execution and research

Further consolidation in fund services

Keeping up the gold standard

Post-trade fixes will boost asset safety and investment

T2S: wave 1 migration in final testing

Network Management at a Turning Point

How New Compliance Rules are Changing the Fund Administration Industry

SWIFT's Standards Forum: Seven Questions to Ask

Investment Portfolio Data Management

Regulatory Change in Securities Lending

ETFs 2.0: The Next Wave of Growth and Opportunity in the US ETF Market

Optimising Collateral Requirements Across CCPs

The Control Conundrum

Short Selling Poland Bucks the Trend

Convergence Between Traditional Investment Managers and Hedge Fund Managers

Centralized Collateral Not Clearing

Market Turmoil from Subprime to Jerome Kerveil: Are models letting the industry down?

Running Around with Their Hair on Fire - Why Regulators Have Got it So Wrong So Far

Risk management in UCITS funds

Fund Administration in the Alternative Investment Industry

Financial Services in Crisis: Operational Risk Management to the Rescue!

What Do We Want From the Transfer Agent Service Provider?

UCITS III Regulations - Examining Alternative Strategies

Global sourcing by fund managers: the road ahead and how to manage it

The credit crunch and credit rating agencies: More Transparency?

Servicing derivatives positions: Challenges and best practices

Policy priorities for European banks in the 2008 financial markets and beyond

Nordic institutions' operational challenges and opportunities

Credit derivatives processing: rapidly increasing volumes

Minimising settlement fails: A buy-side and sell-side perspective

Eliminating influence by and on the research analyst

Developing effective supervisory policies & procedures