The Changing Dynamics of Investment Fund Processing

The global investment funds industry, encompassing both the traditional and alternative fund spheres, is evolving rapidly. The industry has been on a critical path of change over the last decade, but this evolution has been spurred on further by the tough post-crisis financial climate, the increase in regulatory requirements for transparency, ongoing market structure change, and a heightened awareness of the importance of risk management.

The austere economic environment is causing many institutional investors to turn to alternative investment strategies such as hedge funds, which, in turn, are also coming under increased scrutiny as a result of strict regulations. Transparency, accountability, trust, and cost containment are key concepts in the post-2008 landscape.

This attached AITE white paper, commissioned by Clearstream, aims to ascertain the impact that these changing dynamics have had on the investment funds processing.