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

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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Sponsored profile: A question of trust

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Sponsored feature: Compliance and the case for agility

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