Issues Archive»FundsTech Summer 2021

Nicholas_PrattInnovation is the central theme of the latest FundsTech issue. Frankly, it is the central theme of every issue because when we launched FundsTech back in 2018, the intention was to provide a forum for new ideas, future operating models, and to shine a light on new technologies.

Data_managementSteelEye chief executive Matt Smith finds that firms’ increasing use of third parties to store and manage data is creating tricky issues over data ownership.

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

River_deltaUK regulators have issued their long-awaited rules on operational resilience. Nicholas Pratt examines the implications for asset managers and their partners.

RipplesCryptocurrencies continue to multiply and divide attention. Fiona Nicolson goes beyond bitcoin to cast a light on four other currencies.

FundsTech_roundtable_Summer_2021Our panel of experts discusses the state of innovation in the industry and whether technology and the pandemic have created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change. Chaired by Nicholas Pratt.

Asian_undergroundNicholas Pratt examines how China’s biggest funds attract so many subscriptions and asks if European funds can replicate their success.

Abstract_cloudA Funds Europe report, conducted in partnership with Temenos, considered the future of investment operations and found that asset managers will look increasingly to third parties.

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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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