In this post, we will explain what tax-managed separately managed accounts (SMAs) are, clarify terms relative to performance measurement for tax-managed SMAs, and the challenges faced by performance professionals in measuring and attributing performance. After-Tax Returns Investors who care about maximizing after-tax returns may sometimes consider using tax-managed SMAs as part of their portfolio strategy.
What is a unified managed account also known as a UMA? In simple terms, it is a way to unify a client’s managed assets into one account. Instead of having one account for a large-cap separately managed account (SMA), another one for a fixed income SMA, and a third one housing mutual funds and exchange-traded
Canada and the U.S. have shared a common standard securities settlement cycle for longer than most in the industry today can remember. Industry participants in both countries successfully moved from a standard cycle of five to three business days after trade date (from T+5 to T+3) in 1995 and from T+3 to T+2 in 2017.
As financial services firms work to create efficiencies in the performance measurement and client reporting teams, there are some fundamental questions that need to be addressed from an information technology (IT) management perspective. These questions also apply to all IT systems that support other facets of securities operations. Firms need to be sure to include
Securities settlement fails are costing the industry billions in operational overheads and fees today. This is only intensifying under the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) Settlement Discipline Regime in Europe and shortening settlement cycles. With the deadline for T+1 settlement implementation coming up on May 28, 2024, in the U.S., solving post-trade frictions that get
(Editor’s Note: In this guest post for the Bull Run, Varqa Abyaneh, chief product officer from Quantile Technologies Ltd. focuses on industry participants grappling with the costs of funding multiple margin requirements globally.) Designed to improve the safety and stability of markets, regulation inevitably increases the cost of trading. Participants are still expected to deliver
Robotic process automation (RPA) is undoubtedly the hottest topic in discussions about the architecture and functionality of modern financial back-office support systems, including post-trade operations. What started as efforts to improve productivity of various, isolated labor-intensive data processing operations has quickly become an integral component of digital transformation strategies for financial institutions around the world.
I am looking forward to my participation in the Performance Measurement Americas (PMA) 2018 panel discussion entitled “Time for Full Automation,” which will take place Friday, March 9, at 12:05 p.m. at The Westin New York at Times Square, 270 W 43rd St., New York, NY 10036. Putting automation around the calculation of investment performance
I am looking forward to my participation in the Performance Measurement Americas (PMA) 2018 panel discussion entitled “Get Ready for the EU’s Benchmarks Regulation,” which will take place March 9 at 1:50 p.m. in New York. With a certain degree of Irish humor, I’ve described this new regulation to colleagues in my firm as a “forgotten child.”
By Michael Beck, CIPM, CFP, vice president at Glenmede The Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) have been in existence since 1999 and were revised in both 2005 and 2010. They are used to promote ethics and integrity in the financial services marketplace by having voluntary compliance by asset managers. There are currently 41 country sponsors