Issues Archive»FundTech Autumn 2018

Nicholas_PrattFootball managers are in the “results business”. Then again, who isn’t? Certainly not asset managers, who are judged on the size of their returns rather than how well they wear a bow tie – most of the time, at least.

Digital_dreamsNicholas Pratt talks to L&G’s chief digital and technology officer Robert Jamieson about his aims and aspirations.

Priya_NairFunds Europe talks to RBC’s Priya Nair about the challenges in bringing new technology to the private capital market.

SoftwareThe largest software vendors in the industry embarked on a wave of consolidation this summer. Nicholas Pratt examines the implications for fund managers.

BlockchainThere is a broad consensus that blockchain technology has the potential to play a major role in the industry’s operations. The only question is when, discovers Nicholas Pratt.

Paul_RobertsMilestone Group’s Paul Roberts discusses the outsourced CIO model and explains how operational pressures can be relieved.

Tech_devicesInternational regulators are embracing new technology for market surveillance and compliance reporting. Nicholas Pratt considers the implications.

Vince_LuceyCalastone’s Vince Lucey tells Funds Europe why the industry needs to stop thinking of blockchain in purely technology terms and instead start considering how it can be applied to real-life problems.

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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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