Sep 06, 2022

ICMAOne of the leading industry associations for traders and securities firms, the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), has named Georgina Jarratt as its first-ever head of fintech and digitalisation in recognition of the growing influence of digital technology on capital markets.

Sep 06, 2022

UMRThe sixth and final phase of the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) has been implemented, bringing more buy-side firms, including fund managers, into its remit.

Sep 06, 2022

B2C2 Morgan StanleyThe former global head of electronic trading at Morgan Stanley has been appointed CEO, Emea of institutional digital assets firm B2C2.

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 17, 2022

Crypto exchangeUK asset manager abrdn has become the largest external shareholder in Archax, a digital securities exchange set to launch in the UK later this year.

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 13, 2022

Blockchain technologySwitzerland’s SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) has announced what it claims is the world’s first tokenisation of an equity share in a fully-regulated central securities depositary (CSD) based on blockchain technology.

Jul 13, 2022

Blockchain3Funds distribution platform Allfunds has announced plans to launch its blockchain-based fund transfer service in Italy.

Jun 22, 2022

Deutsche BoerseDeutsche Börse is set to introduce a market data offering that includes real-time and historical tick-level data for crypto and digital assets.

Jun 08, 2022

Crypto exchangeTwo of the largest crypto exchanges in the market have announced measures to reduce their labour costs ahead of what is being termed a ‘crypto winter’.


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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.

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

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.

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.

Managing the impact of ESG reporting

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.

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