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.

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.

Sponsored Profiles

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

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Sponsored feature: Compliance and the case for agility

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