Category: Outsourcing

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has appointed BNY Mellon to provide a fully integrated operating model for certain front-office support services, as well as middle- and back-office activities. BNY Mellon will provide a comprehensive solution which encompasses asset services including custody, fund administration and depositary, as well as more advanced…

National Pension Service of Korea (NPS), thought to be the world’s third largest pension fund, has expanded its agreement with BNY Mellon to include middle office, accounting and risk solutions, delivered through BNY Mellon’s OMNI platform. NPS appointed BNY Mellon in 2018 as its global custodian for its fixed income portfolios, which were recently onboarded.…

Franklin Templeton, the U.S.-based investment management firm that manages USD1.56trn in assets globally, has agreed with FIS, the U.S. based fintech, that FIS will assume operation of Franklin Templeton’s global TA function as a sub-agent or delegate, depending on the jurisdiction. All Franklin Templeton TA employees affected by this change will be given job opportunities.…

J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM), which has USD2.6trn AuM, has selected J.P. Morgan’s securities services division, part of the corporate & investment bank, to support a new global operations model using its investment middle office services capabilities. JPMAM is commencing a multi-year initiative to implement this model, which includes the provision of middle office services,…

SimCorp, a U.S.-based provider of SaaS investment management solutions, has launched Investment Accounting as a Service in response to increased demand from buy-side clients to outsource back-office functions. SimCorp’s multi-asset class Investment Accounting as a Service will deliver multi-jurisdictional and regulatory compliant accounting, analytics and reporting, with an advisory overlay. The service is based on…

Citi has been appointed by Sun Life Investment Management and Trust Corporation as its middle office service provider in the Philippines. This mandate makes Citi the first bank in the country to onboard a middle office client. Sun Life Philippines is a financial services institution offering varied business lines including life insurance managed and distributed…

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is extending its existing partnership with State Street by expanding its usage of Charles River technology and to deliver middle office servicing. LGIM says that the appointment of State Street, as well as the expansion of its use of Charles River technology across a number of its investment management…

RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC, a U.S.-based opportunistic strategy investment manager, has chosen SS&C‘s front-to-back solution to manage its USD5.3bn portfolio. SS&C will provide front-to-back services for RiverNorth’s registered funds, private funds and institutional SMAs. RiverNorth uses SS&C as its fund administrator for its ’40 Act and private fund portfolios.

Martin Currie Investment Management has completed the migration of outsourced investment operations functions to Northern Trust for its book of assets managed from UK offices in Edinburgh and London. These include performance measurement and client reporting activities that were previously managed inhouse. Owned by Franklin Resources, Martin Currie is a long-term global equity growth investor…