Investment Solutions Forum 2019 SG - Exclusive Insights - Jalil Rasheed

Jalil Rasheed of Invesco

Jun 17, 2019

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1. How are we improving the investment platform and processes?

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1. How are we improving the investment platform and processes?

One of the things that we've been telling the investment teams is that, "Yes, you've been super successful the last two decades doing this, but you may have to rethink it in this current environment." So over the last few years, some of our teams have been holding on to cash, who have never held cash for a long time and are now holding cash. In 2018, that worked because that was the only asset class that actually generated any positive returns. We've also had teams rethinking about this buy and hold strategy. They've been trading a lot more. So I think one is a cultural shift in mindset that there is a need to move on from the old ways of doing things. Second is that we've been spending a lot more time seeing how can we be a bit more efficient. There is an insane amount of data that comes in for the fund managers on daily basis, 99% is irrelevant. So we've been using ways to shift this data around and see what works well for us and just trying to make life much more efficient for us.