Nov 06, 2015

TechnologyA new working group intends to bring automation to the alternative funds market. But why should this plan be successful, asks Nicholas Pratt, when others have failed?

Nov 06, 2015

King and ShewringIt is all too easy to assume that research & development (R&D) and innovation are purely the domain of fintech start-ups that regularly grab the headlines.

Oct 26, 2015

Cost cutting aheadState Street is axing 600 staff globally to save $50 million (€45.3 million) as part of a wider cost-saving drive, the firm has said.

Oct 16, 2015

Dried up earthWater scarcity is a huge problem. The use of water in production can lead to portfolio risks that are hard to quantify – but there are also exciting opportunities, writes Fiona Rintoul.

Oct 16, 2015

Social mediaAlix Robertson looks at how the ongoing development of social media is affecting the way one asset manager communicates. 

Oct 16, 2015

European flagsEuropean equities traded close to par with the US earlier this year – unusually, as Europe should trade at a discount. Alec Harper of Axa Rosenberg believes investors bought in the hope of economic growth. He looks at what happened, and at the outlook for the asset class.

Oct 16, 2015

Process automationTechnology is at the heart of the Sibos conference and has the power to transform the funds industry. But are firms throwing their weight behind automation? What use can they make of ‘big data’? We asked a number of experts.

Oct 16, 2015

Old computer gameNicholas Pratt examines the development of ‘distributed ledger technology’ and the claim that it could transform clearing and settlement.

Oct 07, 2015

Editorial Synopsis
November 2015

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France: Industry report
France is home to many major names in asset management and investor services. In this special report Funds Europe looks at trends in the French industry, including investor appetite and regulatory drivers.

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Environmental, social, governance...

Oct 02, 2015

roundtable 410Tisa, the not-for-profit financial services membership organisation, has announced that Jamie Jenkins, head of pensions strategy at Standard Life, will be the new chair of its Retirement Policy Council.