Issues Archive»FundTech Spring 2019

Nicholas_PrattIn the past few months, an alternative term for the AI acronym has emerged – augmented, rather than artificial, intelligence.

BrainNicholas Pratt looks at the growing use of behaviour science in the funds industry and its potential role as the saviour of active management.

Legacy_systemsChoosing the right technology and a suitable upgrade strategy can be a make-or-break decision for an asset management company, writes Bob Currie.

Spreadsheets riskNicholas Pratt looks at the risks posed by the use of spreadsheets and how firms should approach the management of such a risk.

Quantum_computingHigh-performance computing powered by quantum hardware could transform financial services firms’ approach to artificial intelligence and optimisation. Bob Currie reports.

OnboardingThe slow and complex onboarding process has become a pain for both managers and clients. Nicholas Pratt examines how technology can help reduce the burden.

InnovationFunds Europe talks to Amundi about its commitment to continuous innovation and its latest work with machine learning and collaborative tools.

FundTech_Forum_DublinThe latest FundTech Lab event in Dublin discussed regtech, legacy systems and the asset servicing industry’s efforts to remain relevant in a changing market.

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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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