Apr 20, 2022

AcquisitionGermany-based fund services group Universal Investment Group is set to acquire Luxembourg’s European Fund Administration (EFA). 

Apr 05, 2022

HandshakeConsolidation between asset management firms is overwhelmingly expected to increase. Legacy systems still pose operational challenges – but the message from a recent webinar, featuring asset manager BlueBay’s chief operating officer, is that data consolidation is gaining in focus. by Nicholas Pratt.

Mar 30, 2022

BNY buildingGlobal custodian BNY Mellon Funds Services (Ireland) has in effect apologised for the regulatory failings that led to the recent €10.78 million fine from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).

Feb 09, 2022

HSBC towerAsset servicer HSBC has allied with Bloomberg to provide asset managers with post-trade services.

Jan 05, 2022

acquisitionFund administrator SS&C has acquired a minority stake newly incorporated company created by the merger of two shareholder services firms - UK-based Equiniti and the US-based American Stock Transfer & Trust Company.

Nov 24, 2021

Outsourcing1JP Morgan Securities Services has been mandated by the bank’s asset management, JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM), arm to manage its middle office processes.

Nov 24, 2021

LuxembourgDanish asset manager Nordea Investment Funds has selected Temonos Multifonds to provide the technology for its investor servicing activity in Luxembourg.

Nov 17, 2021

Outsourcing2Asset manager Franklin Templeton has selected fund services group FIS to assume operation of its global transfer agency (TA) function.

Nov 10, 2021

DataUK fund manager Baillie Gifford has contracted Finbourne Technology to provide its Lusid data management platform as the source of its investment book of record (Ibor).

Nov 03, 2021

HiredTechnology firm Charles River Development has appointed Caroline O'Shaughnessy as head of Emea.


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