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.

Most read features

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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Sponsored profile: A question of trust

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Sponsored feature: Compliance and the case for agility

CheetahFundsTech talks to Janusz Lorenc, CEO of Metrosoft, about asset managers’ approach to compliance risk and the case for agile software development.