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Some Banks provide investment / wealth management services to clients with different characteristics based on the investment needs of the client and their risk tolerance. They also offer advisory services to their High Net worth customers. It's a service in which the portfolio manager provides an advice on all types of assets for their clients. Besides managing portfolios of Equity stocks, Mutual Fund / UITF and fixed income, the banks also cater to their loan requirements and Foreign Exchange banks also offer Employee provident fund and Custodian services to their customers.
Investment management within the insurance industry is rapidly changing and becoming more complex and diverse than ever. Traditional asset classes not delivering the expected returns demands new insights and knowledge around new asset classes. In addition, the burden of regulatory compliance and the costs associated with it remains a challenge.
As a Pension Fund, you are constantly analyzing GPs, attending quarterly meetings, and evaluating investment opportunities. Your firm must also process and organize numerous updates from managers both in and out of portfolio such that they may be readily accessible and report upon by the team.
The financial services industry highly values portfolio & asset management systems to drive efficiencies for wealth managers, asset managers and advisors while enhancing decision making and improving relationships with their clients. In today's complex and competitive investment landscape, asset managers rely on technology to keep them ahead of the curve.
Custodians have a complex product ecosystem when one considers the vast array of available services. From safekeeping of securities to arranging transactions for precious metals and record keeping to settlements globally, it is not surprising to find the fee-based business is an oft-neglected source of revenue for banks with global reach. Pricing and product management is challenging in this complex environment.