Feb 16, 2022

Crashing downThe biggest market risk in the minds of young retail investors is a crash in cryptocurrency value. Yet despite this, more than half (56%) still plan to increase their allocation to the likes of bitcoin.

Feb 16, 2022

Digital solutions 2Two digital settlement operators have teamed up to develop a protocol designed to bring interoperability to the tokenisation market.

Feb 09, 2022

DataThe European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has taken on a mandate to directly supervise the EU’s largest market data providers.

Feb 09, 2022

Artificial intelligenceA newly published research paper has cast doubt on the effectiveness of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in equity trading by suggesting that humans are still more effective than their algorithmic counterparts when it comes to beating the stock market.

Feb 02, 2022

AllianzAllianz X, the digital investments arm of asset manager and insurer Allianz, has led a $21 million funding round for London-based fintech OpenGamma.

Jan 26, 2022

Bond market conceptPost-trade services group Clearstream has launched an application programming interface (API) for primary market issuance of Eurobonds in a move designed to bring more digital capability to the fixed income market.

Jan 19, 2022

Trader screensDutch bank ABN Amro has launched a trading infrastructure that will allow brokers to offer fractional trading for their investor clients.

Jan 12, 2022

Financial dataThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is undergoing two market studies to look into access to the wholesale data market.

Jan 05, 2022

Blockchain chainBanking cooperative Swift has teamed up with a number of market participants including Northern Trust, SETL and Clearstream to examine the use of tokenisation.

Jan 05, 2022

Sale signWealth management platform FNZ has completed the sale of fintech provider GBST to private equity fund Anchorage Capital Partners.


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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

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.

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