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Trade Talk - August 2012

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In this issue...

Rethink, Reset, Results: CIBC Mellon continues to help institutional investors overcome the challenges of today and tomorrow

From many discussions our relationship managers have had with clients, a common concern emerged: “how can institutional investors control costs in today’s challenging markets when they also need to invest in new technologies to satisfy their clients?”

Let's Get Fiscal

Equity markets spend a lot of time asking whether Ben Bernanke will, or won’t, unleash another round of quantitative easing. But with bond yields already so low, and banks already sitting on a mountain of excess reserves, it’s hard to see QE doing much good.

August Economic Update

We continue to expect a global growth recession in 2012 with the global economy growing at about a 3% pace on the IMF definition of global real GDP.

Prime Custody – the new normal for alternative fund providers

Increasing asset protection and minimizing risk remain critical objectives.  For this reason, many investment firms now consider “prime custody” to be a necessity in their business strategy, rather than just an option.

Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®): A new definition of transparency

Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) has emerged as the global benchmark for investment performance measurement and reporting. GIPS are a set of standardized, industry-wide ethical principles that provide investment firms with guidance on how to calculate and report their investment results to prospective clients.

This issue by:

  • David Linds
  • Avery Shenfeld
  • Richard Hoey
  • Charbel Cheaib
  • Claire Johnson


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Table of contents Rethink, Reset, Results Let's Get Fiscal August Economic Update Prime Custody - the new normal for alternative fund providers Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®): A new definition of transparency
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