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OPERATIONS

Operational functions from the front through to the back-office underpin successful investment outcomes. Here we provide the latest thinking from leaders and influencers throughout the insurance asset management sector and examine the new trends evolving in asset servicing, technology, data, compliance, and general operational strategy.

Case study: How one insurer adapted its operations to cope with market volatility

Jos Gilsbers, Head of Balanced Portfolios at ASR Nederland Insurance shares how his firm has dealt with the investment volatility resulting from Covid-19.

COO view: The quest for operational resilience

Mike Tumilty, Global Chief Operating Officer at Standard Life Aberdeen explores why technology is the most important service when it comes to operational resilience

The changing nature of insurance regulation

EY's Anthony Kirby looks at how insurance regulation is becoming more open-ended and what that means for investors

The seven new tools that are driving innovation in investment operations

Olivia Vinden, Director, Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, examines the seven major technological tools that are helping fund operators transform operations

An alternative method: what to expect from EIOPA’s Solvency II review

Freek Zandbergen, a consultant at the Milliman Benelux Office explains the new “middle way” of extrapolating Solvency II curves and why he thinks this is EIOPA’s preferred route forwards

From MiFID II to SM&CR: how firms can deal with regulatory change

Anthony King, COO at Charles Taylor Investment Management explores how implementing regulatory frameworks can lead to cost-efficiencies

Case study: how AXA Investment Managers decided to consolidate its IT systems

Gautier Ripert, Global Head of Operations, AXA Investment Managers explains how the organisation has consolidated its IT systems in the quest for a more efficient operating model.

Why insurers are looking to outsource private debt

William Nicoll, Head of Institutional Fixed Income, M&G Investments explains why a shift towards complex investment strategies means more insurers are outsourcing

Does bad data mean bad visualisations? Dealing with data quality

Philip Schajer, finance and operations specialist at Fintex Capital explores how firms can make sure that bad data doesn't lead to bad decision making
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