Issues Archive»FundTech Summer 2019

LogisticsFunds Europe talks to Amundi’s CTO, Emmanuel Asfar, about the fund manager’s plan to provide programming capabilities to portfolio managers.

Nicholas_PrattThe unveiling of Facebook’s latest plans for world domination should be of big interest to the funds industry. Project Libra is the social media corporation’s plan to issue its own cryptocurrency along with a digital wallet scheme.

Paul_RobertsFollowing recent regulatory changes looking at operational resilience, Paul Roberts, CEO at Milestone Group, investigates how firms have changed their mindset towards managing disruption.

Data_scientistNicholas Pratt examines how the funds industry is attempting to avert a skills shortage in its search for data scientists and new technology experts.

Our panellists were asked about all things data, including which data ranks as the most valuable, the impact of new technology on data and whether managers have too much or not enough data. Chaired by Nicholas Pratt.

Janusz_LorencCurrently, the fund industry uses technology to implement reactive change, to automate and improve existing processes, which alone does not lead to a paradigm shift. By Metrosoft chief executive Janusz Lorenc.

Computer_logicNicholas Pratt looks at the launch of two blockchain-based services for fund distribution, registration and settlement, and their implications for the industry.

RICHARD_CLARKSONRichard Clarkson, principal solution consultant at Oracle, explains how the asset management market is moving beyond legacy for transfer agency services.

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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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