Market Volatility and its Impact on the Corporate Actions’ Operations Teams
Market volatility and it's impact on the corporate actions’ operations teams
The current market turmoil has led to unprecedented volatility
in global markets. With years of cost-cutting, the already
short-handed operations team in the asset managers' back office is
struggling to cope with the processing peaks caused by volatile
These challenges are further accelerating from the heightened activity in corporate actions related activities globally. Shareholder meetings and dividends are being cancelled or changed. Rights issues are being withdrawn, mergers are being delayed and there is an increase in buybacks.
These experiences are teaching us some key lessons about future operating models and technology infrastructures, especially with respect to the ability to scale up corporate actions operations and minimize risk in challenging times like these