Jun 22, 2022

Germany1Upvest, the Berlin-based startup which provides connectivity to asset managers looking to offer crypto investment products to their clients, has secured €40 million in a series B fundraising effort.

Jun 22, 2022

Data linesRecently published research conducted by Funds Europe has revealed that data management is the biggest challenge facing asset managers in their efforts to develop a framework for tracking climate-related risk.

Jun 22, 2022

CryptocurrenciesGlobal custodian Citi has become the latest firm to reveal its plans for a digital asset custody service.

Jun 15, 2022

Climate changeFunds boards are not doing enough to identify, monitor and manage climate risks suggests research conducted by Funds Europe.

Jun 15, 2022

Hedge fundThe number of hedge funds investing in digital assets has doubled in the course of a year, according to research from PwC.

The fourth Annual Global Crypto Hedge Fund Report, produced by PwC and Elwood Asset Management, shows that there are now more than 300 traditional hedge funds with holdings in crypto or digital assets, which accounts for more than a third of the hedge funds sector.

Jun 15, 2022

Blockchain chainGlobal asset manager AllianceBernstein has teamed up with Allfunds Blockchain, the platform’s DLT arm, to bring the former’s asset servicing activity into the latter’s blockchain environment.


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