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Does Mathieu Maurier possess a crystal ball?

Does Mathieu Maurier possess a crystal ball or some other method of divining the future? The question posed itself over the weekend of March 4/5 when news broke of the surprise announcement of an 11 billion merger between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life Investments. The likelihood of...
The great pensions switch continues

The changes that have taken place in pension provision across the Western world in recent decades represent nothing less than a revolution. The continuing switch away from the traditional defined benefits (DB) model to a defined contributions (DC) approach has gathered momentum to the point at which...
Optimism pervades the air

An air of optimism characterized this year's annual Sibos gathering, in Geneva, according to Mathieu Maurier, Global Head of Sales and Relationship Management at Societe Generale Securities Services, speaking after a week or so of considered reflection on the event. "This is our 25th straight...
Getting volatility into perspective

2016 has been an interesting year thus far. With the S&P 500 index trading near its all-time high and up approximately 4% for the year-to-date at time of writing, one would be forgiven for thinking that the environment for risk assets has been somewhat easy going. Following a sharp drawdown of...

Technology trends in the securities services industry

The rejuvenation of the outsourcing model

Resurgence of the network manager

Rise of the robots. But only up to a point...

Regulated enough already?

Breaking open the closed clearing systems

MiFID II: the transparency imperative

New operating models

South Africa: catching up or leading the field?

Frantic evolution in asset management

Tax transparency: the panacea for asset managers?

European investment industry regulation - in perfect harmony?

EMIR journey accumulates uncertainties

Product governance: giving investors what they want

Ripple effect: broker-dealer crisis impacts clearers

Hong Kong/China mutual recognition

Regional focus: Africa

Outsourcing: Success comes from letting go

Putting money into MENA

Annex IV's role in your European strategy

Class actions: a multi-billion dollar bean-feast

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

Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are opening up

2015 Investor Services Survey exclusive preview

ISITC: operational efficiency and risk mitigation

T2S: wave 1 migration in final testing

The emergence of direct lending as an asset class

Hong Kong/China mutual recognition on its way

Collateral management: where are we now?

Who will Generation Z trust to manage their assets?

T+2: a less unsettling world

Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect goes live

T2S: ready to catch the first wave?

2014 Fund Administration Survey

The next three years: what's in store?

Boost returns with buy-side algorithms

UCITS: where next, what next?

In conversation with Dr Mark Mobius

China focus

Challenges, Growth and Consolidation

Mind the Performance Gap

2014 R&M GlobalCustody.net Survey

Asia: the New Frontier

Network Management at a Turning Point