Issues Archive»FundTech Summer 2020

Nicholas_PrattI like mowing the lawn and feel it defines me to some degree. Unfortunately the grass continues to grow, despite my efforts to put it on furlough during the lockdown.

TechnologyNicholas Pratt talks to Hargreaves Lansdown’s digital head Chris Worle about the investment platform’s digital transformation plans and the importance of the customer experience.

Europe’s fourth-smallest state has built up a cryptocurrency industry – but, asks Nicholas Pratt, can it develop into a reputable and regulated centre for digital asset management?

WaveAsset managers are contemplating a new outsourcing model where everything, front to back office, is on the table. Nicholas Pratt looks at the implications.

As the industry adjusts to the long-term operational changes from the pandemic, Nicholas Pratt examines how the absence of face-to-face meetings is affecting operational due diligence and regulation.

AMUNDI ALTO 2Funds Europe talks to Amundi Services about the extension of its ALTO* offering for discretionary portfolio management and advisory.

Sionic’s managing partner and co-head of the asset management practice, Paul Sutton, and Ashley Sheen, director in its asset management practice, weigh up the opportunities for asset managers and service providers arising from the adoption of a common technology platform for their end-to-end investment value chain.

Cyber_securityWith home working raising the threat of cyber risk even higher, Nicholas Pratt asks if the funds and investment industry should consider cyber insurance.

Most read features

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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