Aug 31, 2022

Crypto exchangeCoinbase, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, is being sued in a US court over allegations that it failed to protect users’ accounts from hackers and thieves.

Aug 24, 2022

European CommissionThe European Central Bank (ECB) has set out its plan to harmonise the licensing and regulation of crypto-asset activity within the EU.

Aug 17, 2022

ApprovedZodia Custody, the joint venture between Standard Chartered and Northern Trust, has become the second company to be registered as a virtual asset service provider (VASP) by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).

Aug 10, 2022

Regulations digitalThe UK’s financial watchdog has issued a dear CEO letter to alternative investment managers highlighting the need for proper systems to manage market abuse.

Aug 10, 2022

Blockchain chainA body of UK legal experts has launched a public consultation on the issuance and transfer of digital securities via distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Jul 27, 2022

ESG investmentMore than half of fund managers are still to provide relevant data for ESG products to meet the MiFID II regulatory deadline of August 2, research suggests.

Jul 27, 2022

Nicholas_PrattThe interest in and need for crypto custody services has never been greater. The size of digital assets under custody has grown sevenfold in the three years between January 2019 and January 2022 – from $32 billion to $223 billion.

Jul 27, 2022

A rise in ESG reporting requirements is impacting asset managers in every conceivable way. The solution, discovers Nicholas Pratt, is to use all of this newly found data to form a closer relationship with the next generation of investors.

Jul 27, 2022

Fund managers talk to Nicholas Pratt about the dangers of ESG metrics that boil complex risks down to a single number.

Jul 13, 2022

Bank of EnglandThe Bank of England and the Financial Stability Board have become the latest supervisory bodies to independently call for a regulatory framework for the trading of crypto and digital assets.


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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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