Issues Archive»FundTech Autumn 2019

Nicholas_PrattThere is an old joke in Ireland where a tourist lost in the countryside of county Kerry stops to ask a local farmer for directions. “Well, I wouldn’t start from here,” comes the response.

Daniel_AndemeskelNicholas Pratt talks to Daniel Andemeskel, Universal’s new head of innovation, about doing things differently and starting from scratch.

TechnologyThird-party ESG data services are plentiful but rarely aligned or transparent, often leaving fund managers frustrated. Nicholas Pratt asks if technology is the answer.

Strategic_technologyFunds Europe talks to Romain Sauvage about Amundi Services, the asset manager’s third party services offering.

Our panel of experts dissect the big news events of the year, from Facebook’s Libra to the existential threat of AI and robotics. Chaired by Nicholas Pratt.

Robo-adviceFunds Europe talks to leading players in Europe’s robo-advisory market about the next generation of offerings and overcoming the hype.

Adam_BeldingFunds Europe talks to Calastone’s Adam Belding about developments since the company migrated its network to the blockchain.

FundTech_Lux_event_2019The FundTech roadshow returned to Luxembourg, where delegates heard debates on the digital asset servicing market, the grand duchy’s burgeoning fintech sector and the future of work. Nicholas Pratt reports.

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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.

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.

Tokenisation: The incredible potential of tokenisation

Tokenisation offers a new generation of investors access to a wide range of asset classes. But a lack of analysts is one reason why the market may not be ready for the possibilities, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Cryptocurrencies: Crypto funds face long wait for regulatory approval

While crypto currencies forge onwards, access for investors who prefer to invest through regulated vehicles remains muted. A wait-and-see stance by regulators lies at the centre of this, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Artificial Intelligence: For explainable AI, look in the white box

The rise in AI investing parallels A growing need to understand how computers make decisions, writes Lynn Strongin Dodds.

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