Reflections on a decade of post trade

After years of neglect, back-office processes are finally getting attention. Wei-Shen wonders how much innovation can truly take place in the back office and how processes will actually improve. 

They say you can’t outrun your past. I say that’s quite right. Sometime in 2011, I decided to leave the finance industry and start a career in journalism. Before deciding to give up the potential riches I could have gained from finance, I spent many days—too many, if I’m being honest—calculating net asset values (NAVs).

I was a fund accountant, and I started my career at RBC Dexia Investor Services (now RBC Investor Services), based in Malaysia. Sometimes I still dream of the paychecks I could

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