Read the latest news and insights from our industry experts.

Read the latest news and insights from our industry experts.

AMX and DWS develop new pooled funds service that allows pension schemes to express stewardship preferences

Press Release, 01 February 2021

Announcing a new pooled funds service from AMX and asset manager DWS, in conjunction with Minerva Analytics and Northern Trust, that lets pension schemes actively engage in stewardship.

Are your Unit-Linked Funds utilising the best tools for their liquidity balances in 2021?

Michael Robinson, 24 February 2021

In the second of our articles looking at the FCA’s 2019 governance review, Michael Robinson, FIA considers ways for insurers to diversify liquidity investments in a low interest rate environment for their unit-linked funds.

Self-Managed Investment Companies (SMICs) – a modern day sword of Damocles?*

Aaron Overy, 12 February 2021

The regulatory environment for Irish-domiciled management companies has been subject to review in recent years, with greater focus on ‘substance’ to ensure that current business models are fit for purpose now and in the future.

How does AMX apply the five building blocks of client experience?

Elaine Russell, 03 February 2021

Elaine Russell, our Head of Client Service, explores how AMX has applied the five building blocks of client experience to offer an industry-leading service.

CP86: ‘Dear Chair’ letter and what it means for you

Nicola Gerety, 21 January 2021

As the industry absorbs the Central Bank of Ireland’s ‘Dear Chair’ letter, Nicola Gerety highlights the priorities and how AMX can support fund management companies and their advisors as they prepare a recommendation for the Board and action plan.

Are you anti-fragile?

Jonathan Greenwold, 07 January 2021

The ability of organisations to benefit from shocks has been described as ‘anti-fragile’ by the author Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Jonathan Greenwold asks whether businesses can draw lessons from the pandemic to become stronger.

Are you a hedgehog or a fox?

Jonathan Greenwold, 02 December 2020

While only scraps of the ancient Greek poems written by Archilochus have survived, what is left still resonates with us today. One fragment says: “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” Scholars have argued about the meaning of these brief words. A common view is that the fox, for all his cunning, is defeated by the hedgehog’s one defence. In other words – depth beats breadth every time. If anything, this is truer in the 21st century than it was in the 7th century BC.

CP86: ‘Horses for courses’

Eoin Motherway and Umran Akhtar, 27 November 2020

Since the publication of the Dear Chair letter on 20 October, we have produced some articles to pave the way for FMCs to review their options. Here we explore a little deeper into two options open to FMCs if consolidation of funds and staffing up are unfeasible, namely- a third-party Management Company (ManCo) or a full platform solution.

Efficient Cash Management with Goldman Sachs

26 November 2020

Lauren Oakes, Head of International Liquidity Solutions Client Coverage at Goldman Sachs, discusses money market funds and the innovative cash sweeps functionality they've developed in partnership with AMX.

Brexit – are your asset managers ready for regulatory changes?

Pippa Rudling, 24 November 2020

On Friday 13 November 2020, AMX hosted an online briefing for consultants and trustees that looked at the implications of Brexit for the fund management industry. Here are the highlights from the session.

‘Dear Chair’ letter: Five options, not for the sheepish

Eoin Motherway, 23 November 2020

Fund Management Companies have five options for how they respond to the 'Dear Chair' letter from the Central Bank of Ireland. Eoin Motherway reviews the options and their implications.

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