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.

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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Data consolidation takes centre stage in asset management M&A

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Are you being microserved?

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Sponsored profile: A question of trust

AcrobatsAs more firms adopt agile software development practices, Petra Roche of Metrosoft explains why trust is so important in making agility work.