Mar 22, 2023

FCA, calls out, ESG, ratings, providersThe UK’s financial watchdog has criticised ESG benchmark administrators over the poor quality of their disclosures relating to ESG ratings and warned that they might be subject to regulation in the future.

Mar 15, 2023

Report, prices, dataSome asset managers are being charged 26 times more than their peers for index data, according to recent research.

Mar 15, 2023

sustainable, environmental, Clarity AI, CDPUK-based sustainability tech platform Clarity AI has teamed up with CDP, the non-profit responsible for running the global disclosure system for environmental impact.

Mar 10, 2023

digital assets, webinar, regulate, regulationIn the latest Funds Europe webinar, a panel debates the need for an appropriately regulated digital assets market and considers what these rules should look like.

Mar 08, 2023

uk, government, pension, dashboard, initiativeThe UK's wealth management and pensions industry has expressed its disappointment at the announcement of a delay to the much anticipated Pensions Dashboard project.

Mar 08, 2023

FCA, trade, data, studyThe UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a study into competition within the wholesale data market following a report that uncovered shortcomings in competitiveness, cost and concentration within the trade data market.

Mar 08, 2023

Kaisen, stake, regtech, firmUK-based regtech Kaizen Reporting has acquired a majority stake in London Reporting House, a startup that specialises in data from the repo market.

Mar 01, 2023

Banks, ChatGPT, staffEmployees at some of the world's largest financial institutions have been blocked from using the artificial intelligence (AI) tool ChatGPT.

Mar 01, 2023

crypto, trade, bitcoinAn insider trading case brought by the US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) involving crypto assets has highlighted the thorny issue of exactly how crypto assets should be categorised – as currency, commodities or securities.

Feb 22, 2023

UK, digital, securities, taskforceA UK government-backed task force has determined that digital securities issued via the blockchain have legal status within the UK legal framework.


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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.

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.

Regulation: Panel calls for simplicity in ESG reporting

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