Issues Archive»FundTech Spring 2020

Nicholas_PrattJust hours before this issue went to press, I received two separate press releases from the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the privately owned post-trade services group.

BullNicholas Pratt talks to Iqbal Gandham, eToro’s man in the UK, about the company’s ambitions to upend the status quo.

Ifsc_DublinFundTech talks to Dáire Lawlor, a member of the Irish Funds FinTech Working Group, about the country’s growing fundtech market.

TokenisationTokenisation has been touted as the saviour of private and illiquid markets. Nicholas Pratt asks how it can be done and how long it will take.

Empty_officeNicholas Pratt examines the changes to operating models as a result of the pandemic and asks if any of them will be permanent changes to the landscape.

TokensFunds Europe talks to Calastone’s Adam Belding about the funds network’s relationship with the nascent world of tokenisation.

Car_under_coverNicholas Pratt looks at the failure of an industry effort to establish operational standards 20 years ago and asks if any lessons have been learned.

Robot_surgeonsAI investment funds are not all about mega-caps like Alphabet, but about companies in other sectors using AI to increase competition, finds Fiona Rintoul.

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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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