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Oct 19, 2022

Data, ESMA, techEurope’s main financial watchdog has put technology innovation and data analytics at the heart of its strategy for the next five years.

The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) released its 2023-2028 roadmap, which includes five strategic priorities.

Alongside strengthened supervision, financial stability, retail investor protection and sustainable finance, the regulator intends to focus on “facilitating technological innovation and effective use of data”.

Oct 19, 2022

Crypto, BritishDespite plummeting valuations, British investors have spent £31.8 billion on virtual currencies, according to a report by savings site VoucherCodes.co.uk.

Oct 19, 2022

Mintus, art, amergeris wealth, UK-based fractional art investment platform Mintus has struck a partnership with Swiss asset manager Amergeris Wealth Management, part of the Amicorp Group, in a move that both entities claim will provide investors with exposure to art.

Oct 19, 2022

CFA, AIEthical considerations should feature more prominently in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the investment management world, according to a recently published paper.

Oct 19, 2022

Acquisition, caceis, RBCCrédit Agricole and Santander’s asset servicing business, Caceis, has offered a preliminary deal to acquire the European asset servicing activities of RBC Investor Services, including its fund administration offering. 

Oct 12, 2022

Google Cloud, ASXThe Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has selected Google as its preferred provider for cloud services.

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