Jan 05, 2022

DataCUSIP Global Services (CGS), the numbering agency responsible for identifying millions of securities, has been bought by software company FactSet in a $1.9 billion cash deal.

Dec 22, 2021

Digital solutionsOne of the world’s largest digital asset fund managers Bitwise has taken a first step into the growing market for non-fungible tokens (NFT) with the launch of the Bitwise Blue-Chip NFT Index Fund.

Dec 22, 2021

RegulationsEurope’s capital markets watchdog has confirmed that it has sought a delay in the implementation of its long-awaited settlement regulation.

Dec 22, 2021

Germany1Digital wealth manager Scalable Capital has launched a crypto trading service in Germany.

Dec 22, 2021

Deutsche BoerseGerman exchange group Deutsche Boerse has acquired a majority stake in Crypto Finance, a digital asset trading and custody provider.

Dec 15, 2021

Digiltal solutionsSpanish startup Tokenchampions has launched what it claims is the world’s first tokenised investment fund focused on footballer’s image rights.

Dec 15, 2021

Blockchain3French fund manager Axa Investment Managers has announced the completion of its first market transaction using blockchain technology.

Dec 01, 2021

Online investingCompetition in the UK’s online investment market is set to intensify further after online stockbroker AJ Bell announced plans to launch a commission-free investment app targetting retail investors.

Nov 17, 2021

Caution tapeA worrying number of investors are relying on Reddit and TikTok for their strategies suggests a recent survey.

Nov 17, 2021

Bond market conceptThe increased use of automated trading is turning asset managers into liquidity makers rather than liquidity takers and has prompted sell-side market makers to call for an overhaul of market rules.


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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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