Data, and the demand for business intelligence, is a key driver of operations outsourcing, judging from the response to a live poll in the latest AsianInvestor thought leadership webinar, sponsored by Northern Trust.

For global asset owners and managers, handling the operational aspects of their investments poses an increasingly complex challenge. Market conditions have increased margin pressure and caused a broad evaluation of operations outsourcing.

AsianInvestor hosted this webinar to discuss how asset owners and asset managers are working with service providers to tailor solutions that address the new market demands.

To listen to the one-hour webcast, please click here

Moderated by AsianInvestor's Richard Newell, the discussion featured Peter Jordan, senior vice president and head of APAC global fund services at Northern Trust, Philip Hope, managing director of Morse Consulting and Les Beale, senior vice president and global product manager at Northern Trust.

The presentations and the interaction with the audience via questions and live polling highlighted the need for asset owners to focus on core activities and harness the benefits of technology and automation.

The increasingly complex global business model is one of the factors forcing asset owners and asset managers to look at middle office outsourcing. But on the basis that each institution is different and there is no right or wrong answer, the webcast speakers used some real-life examples to demonstrate the benefits outsourcing can bring.