Issues Archive»FundTech Winter 2018

Nicholas_PrattThe potential entry of a big tech firm into the funds market has been described as a ‘game-changer’. It has also been described as ‘game over’.

DigitisationNicholas Pratt talks to Caceis chief digital officer Arnaud Misset about the digitisation of the asset servicing sector.

InnovationAMX was named Innovator of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards 2018. Its chief technology officer, Bill Jooste, talks to Nicholas Pratt.

Artificial_intelligenceAs artificial intelligence becomes increasingly prevalent, Nicholas Pratt asks what is in place to ensure the ethical use of the technology.

Cloud_securityThe UK’s asset management industry has been reprimanded by the FCA over its cyber-security standards. Nicholas Pratt look for its weaknesses.

Our panel of technology experts were asked to rank the likelihood and impact of a number of potential scenarios. Chaired by Nicholas Pratt.

BlockchainFunds Europe talks to Calastone’s Vince Lucey about the company’s decision to migrate its funds transaction network to blockchain in 2019.

FundTech_Lab_London_Winter_2018The third FundTech Lab event took place in London, where speakers and guests debated the rate and state of the funds industry’s digital transformation.

Most read features

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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