Issues Archive»FundTech Autumn 2018

Nicholas_PrattFootball managers are in the “results business”. Then again, who isn’t? Certainly not asset managers, who are judged on the size of their returns rather than how well they wear a bow tie – most of the time, at least.

Digital_dreamsNicholas Pratt talks to L&G’s chief digital and technology officer Robert Jamieson about his aims and aspirations.

Priya_NairFunds Europe talks to RBC’s Priya Nair about the challenges in bringing new technology to the private capital market.

SoftwareThe largest software vendors in the industry embarked on a wave of consolidation this summer. Nicholas Pratt examines the implications for fund managers.

BlockchainThere is a broad consensus that blockchain technology has the potential to play a major role in the industry’s operations. The only question is when, discovers Nicholas Pratt.

Paul_RobertsMilestone Group’s Paul Roberts discusses the outsourced CIO model and explains how operational pressures can be relieved.

Tech_devicesInternational regulators are embracing new technology for market surveillance and compliance reporting. Nicholas Pratt considers the implications.

Vince_LuceyCalastone’s Vince Lucey tells Funds Europe why the industry needs to stop thinking of blockchain in purely technology terms and instead start considering how it can be applied to real-life problems.

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Cryptocurrencies: Solving crypto’s sustainability problem

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have a huge carbon footprint but, as Nicholas Pratt discovers, environmentally friendly alternatives exist.

Roundtable: The digital transformation opportunity

The funds industry is looking at adopting new types of technology, from automation to ESG reporting, blockchain and tokenisation. A FundsTech roundtable in March explored how these will revolutionise the sector.

Proxy voting: Making every vote count

With stewardship more important than ever and digital technology to the fore, surely it is time to solve the problem of proxy voting? Nicholas Pratt investigates.

Interview: Rise of the robo-adviser

FundsTech talks to Nutmeg’s CTO, Matt Gatrell, about the role of technology in its online offering.

Regulation: Panel calls for simplicity in ESG reporting

The industry accepts the need for more rigour in ESG fund reporting, but the work will be pointless if investors don’t understand the end result. Nicholas Pratt reports.

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