Make your voice heard on buy-side operational challenges: join AMF Committees to work with your peers on operations best practices for the asset management industry.
Membership in the Committees and Working Groups is open to all AMF members. Each of these Committees may have a slightly different approach, organization, and meeting frequency. The Committees may create smaller working groups to take on focused projects with clear end goals and deadlines.
We welcome and encourage active AMF member participation and look forward to discussing industry challenges with you, and jointly developing industry-wide processing and operations best practices.
If you have questions regarding any of these Committees, or to sign up for any AMF Committee, please contact Elisa Nuottajarvi.
Asset Managers Forum Committees
AMF Steering Committee
Objective: Set direction for the AMF and determine member needs; oversee initiatives, committees and events; and educate AMF membership on important industry topics, regulatory changes with operational implications and industry developments.
Objective: Provide education to the buy-side for key issues, applications and best practices in the collateral management space. Discuss and find solutions for current challenges for both bi-lateral and cleared transactions; discuss best practices on common buy-side issues; determine critical performance indicators to enable firms to benchmark their performance; and monitor industry changes to evaluate how they impact the buy-side community.
Objective: Mobilize custodians who are dedicated to working alongside asset managers, brokers and government entities in order to address industry and regulatory challenges. Fosters industry best practices and standards and prepares for operational challenges.
Derivatives Operations Committee
Objective: Focus on key operational challenges related to swaps and over-the-counter derivatives, including processes related to electronic execution and central clearing of derivatives. Seeks improvements in derivatives processing and strives to reduce operational risk.
Operational Risk Committee
Objective: Discuss and recommend best practices for defining, managing and monitoring operational risk. Explore emerging issues/ regulations and examine tools and techniques that may help with the management of operational risk.
STP/Trade Processing Committee
Objective: Provide an organizational structure to focus on the wide variety of trade processing challenges that asset managers face. The Committee’s recent focus has been the migration to shorter settlement cycle in the EU, and the impacts on asset managers in the U.S.
Subgroups of the Asset Managers Forum
Derivatives Clearing Standardizations Working Group
Tri-Party Repo Working Group
AMF members also coordinate with and are active in a number of SIFMA committees and working groups, including:
- ETF Processing Working Group
- Large Trader Steering Committee
- Match to Settle Working Group
- MMI Blue Sky Task Force
- OTSC (Operations and Technology Steering Committee)