December 10, 2021

Investor timeframes diverge in pandemic

Investor time horizons pulled back slightly while corporate capital allocators took a much longer view during 2020, according to a new study. The analysis from institutional think-tank, Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLTGlobal), found investor time horizons shrank by

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Forget Covid, it’s all about cyber-attacks now

Investor concerns about the pandemic are fading. All eyes are now on the burgeoning threat of cyber-attacks, and what they mean for financial system stability. The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) risk barometer was launched in 2013, and provides

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Mental health: enough awareness; action needed

Thanks in part to the pandemic, employers have sufficient awareness of mental health problems in the workforce, their human and economic costs. Now is the time for programs to solve them. A multi-country multi-industry webinar last week (December 9) looked

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Shopping rewards to lift member engagement

Super Rewards is looking to expand its partnership program with big super funds as a way to help them lift member engagement, particularly among women members. The company, launched by former financial services marketer-turned entrepreneur Pascale Helyar-Moray in 2019, allows

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More M&A action for alts managers

Casey Quirk, the funds management advisory arm of Deloitte, has predicted more M&A activity because of the continued better profits coming from alternative over traditional managers. In a client report last week (December 9) Casey Quirk says alternatives managers, or

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Super funds start to act on modern slavery

The uncomfortable truth is that slavery, even in its more modern form, still exists. The UN estimates there are approximately 40 million victims of modern slavery around the world. The exploitation of people for commercial gain is deeply intertwined into

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New-look Citi ready for top-tier competition

On the first weekend of December, Citi Securities Services went live on the last of 26 former RBC Treasury & Investor Services clients, putting an exclamation point behind one of the biggest and most complex of backoffice transitions. The RBC

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