Financial institutions are under constant pressure to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, adapt to regulatory changes and grow their business. NRI believes that a combination financial knowledge and information technology are crucial to the industry’s growth and development. Through our lakyara reports, NRI identifies the various capital markets and IT issues impacting our clients and the future of their business.
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Processing of information regarding corporate actions in overseas markets is seen by some as a heavy burden for asset management companies. Outsourcing of this function is one way for asset management companies to boost their competitiveness and improve operating efficiency. The example of a US asset management company that has outsourced CA processing should be instructive for many asset management companies under perpetual pressure to improve competitiveness and efficiency.
Real estate acquisitions by Asian investors have recently been on the rise. This trend reflects that Asian pension funds and other institutional investors are revising their asset allocations and increasing their real estate allocations. We look for continued growth in real estate investment by Asian pension funds with overweight bond allocations and low beneficiary-to-contributor ratios