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Sponsoring a conference, or even taking an exhibition stand, is a fantastic way of raising your company’s profile within a certain market and creating greater awareness of your brand. Promote new and existing product and service offerings in a high profile way amongst a select group of other sponsors and exhibitors.
We can tailor specific sponsorship and exhibition packages to help you meet and influence the people who are going to ensure the growth of your business now and in the future. With a clear understanding of your overall marketing strategy, we will work in partnership with you to develop a bespoke marketing solution to meet your objectives. We will ensure that you enjoy all the benefits of association with the right event, targeted at the right delegates, with a promotional package that underpins your marketing strategy.
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Ernst & Young’s Asset Management Practice: As one of the leading professional services organizations to the investment management industry, Ernst & Young provides innovative services to global and domestic asset management clients. We provide assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services to some of the world’s largest and best-known asset management fi rms. Our considerable knowledge, experience and commitment to excellent service provide you with a seasoned and qualified team that is highly responsive to the needs of your organization. Our global asset management network encompasses key financial centers in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) and Japan. Globally, we have more than 11,000 professionals and approximately 1,000 partners focused on serving the asset management industry. Our combination of talent and resources gives us the ability to anticipate and adapt to the rapid and accelerating changes of today’s global economy.
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, we celebrate 125 years of providing clients strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. With market-leading positions across North America and Asia, we leverage a diverse business platform that offers a range of financial products in both developed and developing markets around the world. Manulife Financial has signifi cant market presence in 11 territories in Asia with a wide array of product offerings and a diversifi ed network of distribution channels including over 100 bank partnerships and more than 500 independent financial advisors and brokers. As one of the few global financial services groups with a pan-Asian presence, we provide a range of financial protection and wealth management products and services to both individual and group customers throughout Asia.
Amundi ranks second in Europe (1) and ninth worldwide* among the players in asset management with €710.7 billion under management (2). Located at the heart of the main investment regions in some 30 countries, Amundi offers a comprehensive range of products covering all asset classes and major currencies. Amundi has developed savings solutions to meet the needs of more than 100 million retail customers worldwide and designs innovative, high-performing products for institutional clients which are tailored specifically to their requirements and risk profile. It contributes to funding the economy by orienting savings toward company development.
1. Total assets under management – Source IPE “Top 400 asset managers active in the European marketplace” published in September 2012, based on figures as at December 2011. Ranking established from a questionnaire fulfilled by fund management companies total AUM as at December 2011 (open-end funds, dedicated funds, mandates). Ranking modified to account for a double counting of assets.
2. Amundi Group figures as at 30 September 2012
BNP Paribas Securities Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, is a leading global custodian and securities services provider backed by the strength of a universal bank. It provides integrated solutions to all participants in the investment cycle including the buy-side, sell-side, corporates and issuers.
The bank has a local presence in 34 countries across five continents, effecting global coverage of more than 100 markets. It partners with clients to help overcome complexity, while offering a one-stop shop for all asset classes, both onshore and offshore, around the world.
Key figures as of 31 December 2012: USD 7,291 billion of assets under custody, USD 1,333 billion assets under administration, more than 6,979 administered funds and 7,900 employees.
BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world’s leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, with $1.4 trillion in assets under management. Our business encompasses BNY Mellon’s affiliated investment management firms, wealth management services and global distribution companies and is focused on building and delivering investment and wealth management strategies and solutions to meet the needs of our clients.
BNY Mellon Investment Management is part of BNY Mellon, a leading financial services company operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets, with $27.9 trillion in assets under custody and administration. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon. All information as of 30 September 2012.
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is a dynamic public agency with an overall responsibility for attracting inward investment into Bahrain, and is focusing on target economic sectors in which the Kingdom offers significant strengths. Key areas of focus include manufacturing, ICT, and logistics and transport services as well as other sub-sectors. The Financial Services sector in Bahrain is particularly strong and the EDB supports in the continuing growth of the banking industry and key sub-sectors, including Islamic Finance, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Insurance and Re-Insurance. For more information on the Bahrain EDB visit www.bahrainedb.com; for information about Bahrain visit www.bahrain.com.
Citi Transaction Services, a division of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group, offers integrated cash management, trade, and securities and fund services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations around the world. With a network that spans more than 95 countries, Citi’s Transaction Services supports over 65,000 clients. As of the third quarter of 2012, it held on average $415 billion in liability balances and $12.8 trillion in assets under custody.
Through its Securities and Fund Services business, Citi’s industry-focused experts provide institutions worldwide with an unparalleled portfolio of offerings that enable them to grow, reduce cost and mitigate risk. Citi OpenInvestorSM is the investment services solution for today’s diversified investor that combines specialized expertise, comprehensive capabilities and the power of Citi’s global network to help clients meet performance objectives across asset classes, strategies and geographies. Citi OpenInvestorSM provides institutional, alternative and wealth managers with middle-office, fund services, custody, and investing and financing solutions that are focused on their specific challenges and customized to their individual needs. For more information, visit openinvestor.transactionservices.citi.com.
HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. With around 6,900 offices in both established and faster-growing markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and ultimately helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions. We serve around 60 million customers through our global businesses and our network covers 84 countries and territories in six geographical regions. Our aim is to be acknowledged as the world’s leading international bank. HSBC Securities Services provides fund administration, custody and related securities services around the world. Global assets under custody are US$5.4 trillion and global assets under administration are US$2.5 trillion*. For further information, please visit www.hsbcnet.com.
Matthews Asia is an independent, privately owned investment manager based in San Francisco. We believe in the longterm growth of Asia, concentrating our efforts and expertise within the region since 1991, investing through a variety of market environments. As the largest dedicated Asia‐only investment specialist in the United States, Matthews Asia managed US$23.2 billion in assets as of February 28, 2013, across 13 active regional and country‐specific strategies. We employ a bottom‐up, fundamental investment approach, with a focus on identifying and investing in companies capable of delivering compelling, long‐term investment performance.
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and earns around 90 per cent of its income and profi ts in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank’s growth in recent years. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
With 1,700 offi ces in 70 markets, the Group offers exciting and challenging international career opportunities for 87,000 staff. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. Standard Chartered’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for good’.
For further information please visit www.standardchartered.com.
Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of more than 290 legal professionals represents Luxembourg and foreign clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law from offices in Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and New York. Our specialised practice areas allow us to offer our clients a complete range of Luxembourg legal services tailored to their individual needs across all areas of business law. In order to provide our clients with unparalleled legal advice, we have developed specific expertise in six key industry groups: Banking & Insurance, Investment Management, Multinational Companies and Public Sector, Private Clients, Private Equity, Real Estate. These industry groups possess a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses from a commercial, economic and legal standpoint.
Baker & McKenzie is one of the world's largest law firms, with a solid service platform spanning 45 countries. Our collective capability and success in handling complex international deals have made us counsel of choice among multinationals and financial sector clients with global needs.Luxembourg is a major private banking centre in Europe and a key place in the world for investment funds. Following an outstanding growth since opening just a few years ago, Baker & McKenzie Luxembourg has been recommended by Chambers & Legal 500, due to a large team of experts recognized for their expertise in Funds & Asset Management and a strong knowledge of the specific needs of the market.Our Luxembourg team helps our clients in every aspect of their business, advises domestic –and foreign investors, fund promoters as well as other providers of financial services from a legal and tax perspective, both in relation to regulated and unregulated investment vehicles.
BMA Capital is one of the leading securities brokerage, asset management & investment banking firms established since 1992 in Pakistan. The principal activities of BMA Capital and subsidiaries (BMA Asset Management Company and BMA Financial Services Limited) include all aspects of the capital markets covering Equities, Fixed Income, Treasury (Money Markets & Foreign Exchange), Asset Management, Corporate Finance & Advisory, Commodities, Research, Wealth Management, Real Estate and Financial Services Distribution. Our clients include Institutions, Corporates, HNWI’s and foreign investors. We have successfully managed and completed transactions in excess of USD 7 Billion including some of the most pioneering and landmark transactions in the history of Pakistan. BMA Capital is the recipient of many awards & recognitions including the Best Investment Bank in 2010 by Euromoney, FT’s The Banker “Deal of The Year” for Asia Pacific in 2009 & 2010 (2nd Prize), AsiaMoney Brokers Poll 2009 (Rank 3rd), Hedge Funds World Middle East 2009 nomination for “Best Hedge Fund Manager.
Established nearly 200 years ago, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) is a leading international financial services firm, servicing $3.3 trillion in assets from 17 locations worldwide, including Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo. BBH has been active in Asia for nearly 30 years, and is custodian to the largest Japanese trust banks, insurance companies, and pension funds, and works with leading banks and asset managers in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and Australia. BBH provides global custody and related securities services including transfer agency, fund administration, securities lending, foreign exchange, cash management, and connectivity solutions (BBH Infomediary®). The firm is known for its high quality client service, innovative technology, and partnership approach to working with clients, helping them to meet their international business objectives. BBH is consistently ranked highly by clients across industry surveys including recognition for maintaining high performance over the long term.
CACEIS is an asset servicing banking group fully dedicated to institutional and corporate clients. Through offices across Europe, North America and Asia, CACEIS offers a comprehensive range of services covering depositary and custodial services, fund administration, middle office services, fund distribution support, capital markets services and issuer services. With assets under custody of €2.3 trillion and assets under administration of €1.1 trillion, CACEIS is one of the world market leaders in asset servicing and the largest depositary bank and the premier fund administrator in Europe.
The Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) is the representative body of the international investment funds community in Ireland, representing the custodian banks, administrators, managers, transfer agents and professional advisory firms involved in the international fund services industry in Ireland. The Irish funds industry services assets worth Euro 1.6 trillion held in over 10,500 funds. The objective of the IFIA is to support and compliment the development of the international funds industry in Ireland, ensuring it continues to be a location of choice for the domiciling and servicing of investment funds.
J.P. Morgan Investor Services (IS) is a premier securities servicing provider for institutional investors, alternative asset managers, broker dealers and equity issuers. Through the safe-keeping, valuing, clearing and servicing of securities and portfolios, J.P. Morgan delivers innovative solutions that help clients optimize efficiency, mitigate risk and enhance revenue through custody and investor services as well as securities clearance and collateral management offering, among others. A division of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., IS leverages the firm’s global scale, leading technology and deep industry expertise to service investments around the world. It has $18.8 trillion in assets under custody and $7.47 billion in funds under administration. For more information, go to www.jpmorgan.com/wss.
MDO is an independent fund service provider based in Luxembourg which specialises in third party management company services, fund governance, substance solutions, supervision of delegations, risk management and investment compliance services. MDO also offers introductions to experienced independent directors who act as Independent Board Directors and Conducting Officers of a diverse range of Luxembourg domiciled investment and management companies.
Martin Currie is a specialist investment management business. From our headquarters in Edinburgh, we manage £5.5 billion (US$8.6 billion)* in active equity portfolios for a global client base of financial institutions, charities, foundations, endowments, pension funds, family offices, government agencies and investment funds.
We are a private company, owned and managed by our full-time employees. We believe that our ownership model confers stability, minimises corporate distractions and helps us to attract and retain talented people to the business. We are committed to remaining independent, and see this as critical to the future success of Martin Currie.
Multifonds is an award winning multi-jurisdictional investment fund software platform for both alternative and traditional funds with three fully integrated products in a single fl exible and scalable architecture:
Multifonds Portfolio Accounting supports the increasingly complex middle-office real-time accounting, reporting and exception monitoring needs of asset managers and their administrators.
Multifonds Fund Accounting is the market-leading fund accounting software platform uniquely supporting more than $2.2 trillion worth of assets for American, European and Asian funds on a single highly efficient exception driven platform.
Multifonds Global Investor supports end to end investors servicing and transfer agency needs for more than $1.3 trillion worth of assets uniquely for both traditional and alternative funds on a single platform.
Founded in 1995, Multifonds serves the world’s leading global custodians, third-party administrators and top tier asset managers. Our products support more than $3 trillio in assets in more than 30 jurisdictions.
RBC Investor Services is a premier provider of investor services to asset managers, financial institutions and other institutional investors worldwide. Our unique approach to domestic and cross-border solutions, combined with award-winning client service and the expertise of 5,500 professionals in 15 markets, helps our clients achieve their ambitions. RBC Investor Services ranks among the world’s top 10 global custodians with USD 2.9 trillion (CAD 2.8 trillion) in client assets under administration and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of the largest and most financially sound banks in the world. RBC Investor Services’ innovative solutions include global custody, fund and pension administration, shareholder services, distribution support, securities lending and borrowing, reconciliation services, compliance monitoring and reporting, investment analytics, and treasury services.
Multilingual communication solutions tailored to the investment fund market
RR Donnelley’s in-depth knowledge of the regulator environment makes us the compliance market leader. Everyday we consult with global businesses on critical regulatory issues, and leverage our powerful e-solutions to accurately translate, produce and distribute your compliance deliverables to regulators and key shareholders, on time and within budget.
RRD offers 24/7 services, we have 650 office locations worldwide and employ over 2,500 specialized linguists in all financial disciplines. With our cutting-edge technology and our unique collaborative approach, we consistently provide solutions to over 75% of the largest asset management groups worldwide – in more than 140 languages.
Give us a call to learn more about how our solutions can help you effectively communicate to your global financial audience: + 852 2248 6462.
State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $23.4 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.1 trillion in assets under management at September 30, 2012, State Street operates in 29 countries and more than 100 geographic markets. For more information, visit State Street’s web site at www.statestreet.com.
*This AUM includes the assets of the SPDR Gold Trust ($75.3 billion as of September 30, 2012), for which State Street Global Markets, LLC, an affiliate of State Street Global Advisors serves as the marketing agent.
Strategic Insight strengthens the mutual fund industry while helping clients succeed in the global marketplace via Simfund databases, in-depth studies, Internet libraries, and On-Demand Research, enriched with personalized advice. Strategic Insight shares research and technologies globally throughout the world with investment management companies overseeing more than $15 trillion. These companies represent 90% of the U.S. mutual fund industry or nearly $12 trillion in assets; 16 of the top 20 U.S. insurance companies serving the retirement industry; distributors, capital market, consulting, law, audit, back-office, and hedge fund firms; the Investment Company Institute and U.S.
StatPro is a global provider of portfolio analytics for the investment community. Our cloud based services provide vital analysis of portfolio performance, attribution and risk for hundreds of fund managers, RIAs, CEOs, heads of risk, sales directors, marketing managers and authorized corporate directors. They leverage our cloud services and software products daily to perform sophisticated analysis, reporting and distribution. With 18 years of experience and expertise, we believe analytics should be sophisticated yet simple, useful and secure. StatPro data coverage includes global equities, global bonds, global mutual funds, most families of benchmarks, FX rates, sector classifi cations and much else besides. StatPro has operations in Europe, North America, South Africa, Asia and Australia and more than 300 clients in 25 countries around the world.
Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies, seeks to take a stand for all investors, treat them fairly, and give them the best chance for investment success. Head quartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, US, Vanguard manages more than US$2 trillion in global assets, including more than US$245 billion in ETF assets. Vanguard serves individual investors, financial advisers and their clients, defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plan sponsors and participants, endowments and foundations, corporate treasurers and other institutional investors. Vanguard offers more than 170 index funds, active funds and ETFs to US investors and more than 70 additional funds and ETFs in non-US markets. Vanguard has offices in Canada, the UK and Europe, Australia and Asia
Vontobel Asset Management is a specialised multiboutique asset manager with its headquarters in Switzerland. We offer innovative and transparent investment solutions for private and institutional clients. Our investment expertise is rooted in our passion for active asset management. Our core competencies are Global Change Investing and Quality Growth. Within our Global Change Boutique we offer sustainable and thematic investment products. Our Global Trend Products are focused on three key investment themes: Scarcity of future resources (food, water, energy), better energy efficiency and clean technologies. Vontobel’s New York-based Quality Growth Specialists have for the past twenty years developed and refined our investment approach. The consistent bottom-up approach combines the very best elements of a growth-oriented investment strategy with a strict valuation discipline. In choosing Vontobel Asset Management you will partner with an experienced, prudent and independent partner with global, active investment expertise.
Eastspring Investments, part of Prudential Corporation Asia, is Prudential’s asset management business in Asia. It is one of Asia’s largest asset managers, with operations in 12 markets (including a US sales office) and just under 2,000 employees in Asia and about US$90.5 billion (£56 billion) in assets under management (at September 30, 2012). Eastspring Investments recently topped an annual ranking by size of retail fund managers in Asia. About half of total assets are sourced from third party clients including a wide range of retail and institutional investors. Eastspring Investments also manages the assets of life and pension products sold by Prudential Group in the UK, the US and across Asia. Eastspring Investments operates in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Indonesia, and has joint venture operations in India, China and Hong Kong. The business also recently opened its US operations, taking its Asia investment expertise to institutional investors. Together with Eastspring Investments, Prudential Corporation Asia (PCA) comprises the life insurance businesses of Prudential plc in Asia spanning 13 markets: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Prudential plc is a leading life insurer in Asia, with more than 350,000 agents across the region serving over 12 million customers. For more information on Eastspring Investments, please visit: www.eastspringinvestments.com
Winner of the ‘Best Product Implementation at a Buy-Side Firm 2012’. SimCorp’s philosophy for implementing an investment management system is – Do it once.
“Challenger has grown its business at an annual growth rate of around 20% for the past five years, while reducing our cost-to-income ratio to about 37%. SimCorp has been part of that success.” David Mackaway, General Manager, Challenger.
“SimCorp was a key factor in our ability to almost double assets under management from €7 billion to current levels around €13 billion.” Cédric Le Moan, Head of Business Management & Projects, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management.
“We looked at a number of options, including Charles River and Bloomberg. The only real solution we could identify was SimCorp Dimension for front-to-back, because nothing else in the market really covered our needs adequately enough.” Jan Weber, COO, DIAM International.
If you want to enjoy similar benefits as SimCorp’s clients – you need a solution and partner that can get you there.
Milestone Group is a global provider of advanced software solutions to asset managers, fund product manufacturers and distributors, life and pension companies, and fund administrators. pControl is a single application platform delivering market leading operational efficiency, transparency and control to key business functions. Clients can select standard or tailored solutions including:
• Fund Oversight - oversight of outsourced functions
• Fund Processing – NAV pricing, NAV validations, cash allocation, rebalancing, income processing
• Fund Distribution - fund orders, income processing, fee rebates, reconciliations
Milestone Group’s commitment to innovation and proven technology, delivers a unique business partnership.
SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect over 8,500 banking organizations, securities institutions and corporate customers in more than 200 countries. SWIFT enables its users to exchange automated, standardized financial information securely and reliably, thereby lowering costs, reducing operational risk and eliminating operational inefficiencies. SWIFT also brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest.