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Benedicte Godet, Global Head of Marketing & Communication, BISAM

Global Head of Marketing & Communication at BISAM
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Buy Side Risk Europe – “Avoiding crowds and modeling endogenous risk” Discussion Summary

BISAM was very pleased to sponsor last week’s Buy Side Risk Europe 2017 conference in London, to share views and discuss the latest operational and technology trends with the European asset management community. Boryana Racheva-Iotova, BISAM’s Global Head of Risk, took part in a panel discussion on Avoiding crowds and modeling "endogenous" risk. Here is an extract of the questions and key points expressed by the panelists.

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Topics: Market Trends, Risk Management

"Buy vs Build" in Performance Analytics

To build or to buy? As solution providers, this is an ongoing debate and one for which we certainly have a particular opinion. BISAM regularly speaks with firms to help them answer the question: when it comes to Performance and Risk solutions, should we buy, build or both? And as we’ve all seen in more recent years, the trend has clearly leaned towards the “BUY” of the equation, as outlined notably during the latest Buy-Side Technology North American Summit.

When it comes to Buy or Build, there are a number of things to consider: What is the required time to market? Does the organization have the right skillset? What will be the Total Cost of Ownership for the platform? Etc.

BISAM addressed these points in a detailed white paper just a couple of years ago, and the arguments remain fresh and current in favor of the “buy” trend.

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Topics: Market Trends, Performance & Attribution

Global asset management firm seeks scalable reporting solution that will adapt to its growing and diversifying portfolio

This month's B-One Implementation Success Story looks at the collaborative effort that led this European asset manager to significantly reduce report delivery time and fully eliminate the need for manual post-production reports editing.

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Topics: Reporting, Support & Implementation, Performance & Attribution

TSAM 2016 Performance & Risk Stream – Make Sure You Look For Cutting Edge Capabilities

During last week’s TSAM conference, I participated in the Performance Measurement & Investment Risk stream, chaired by Sean Murray - Head of Product Strategy at BISAM - and was struck by the ever-increasing theme of unified performance and risk, not only from an analytics perspective but from a team perspective too. Some asset managers’ performance and risk teams have actually been integrated for some time, and many of those folks have suggested that their long term goal is not only to integrate performance and risk operations, but also to seek a single provider of performance and risk analytics and reporting capabilities.

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Topics: Performance & Attribution, Risk Management

Buy Side Challenges and Priorities Vary Upon AUM Size

The AUM level of an Asset Manager appears to have a direct and significant impact on the operations, priorities and challenges of a buy-side organization, according to BISAM’s latest market survey of C-Suite professionals across the buy-side. The survey report outlines that AUM size factors greatly into “change the firm” focus.

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Topics: Market Trends

Top Five Takeaways from the C-Level Perspective

Last week, BISAM’s CEO William Haney introduced our latest industry report, which summarizes the primary drivers for change across buy-side organizations – from the point of view of those operating at the C-level. The report, based on a survey conducted at the end of 2015, looks at what the C-suite perceives as their most important business challenges, how priorities have changed over the past year, and how perspectives differ across various types of buy-side organizations.

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Topics: Performance & Attribution, Risk Management

Pictet AM Interview: The Value of GIPS® Compliance

While the number of GIPS® verified asset managers rises, a very specific set of skills around understanding, managing and maintaining GIPS compliance becomes necessary to set-up longer term GIPS strategies. Having the right processes, data, technology and team in place is critical for ongoing compliance.

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Topics: GIPS Composites