technology

Mar 02, 2016

ETF keybordIG Group, an online broker, is challenging broker commissions in the UK by offering commission-free dealing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Feb 19, 2016

Digiltal solutionsJonathan Kennedy, who helped spearhead Virgin Money’s expansion in digital banking, has joined Standard Life Investments (SLI) in a new technology role.

Feb 12, 2016

Businessman brainThe era of artificial intelligence means machines could conceivably be better than fund managers at investing clients’ money. It may also level the playing field between large and small firms, finds Kit Klarenberg.

Feb 12, 2016

Production lineA fund launch can be fragmented and potentially expensive, but processing specialists have sought to bring costs down and take market share from law firms in recent years. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

Feb 12, 2016

The Luxembourg funds industry association, Alfi, holds its spring conference on March 8-9. Funds Europe puts questions to some of those appearing, plus others who work in the local industry.

Feb 12, 2016

Dean LumerAs firms reduce their list of suppliers – partly in response to regulatory pressure to manage provider risk – systems, such as SupplierVision, can play a strategic role, says Dean Lumer, a director at technology firm Knadel Software.

Feb 12, 2016

Race horsesOutsourcing providers are ramping up their offerings but take-up among large managers is still rare. Nicholas Pratt asks if all the competition will be in vain.

Feb 12, 2016

Colin WilsonAsset managers and distributors, like other operators in the service industry, are in the business of creating a shared value in the relationships they establish with their customers and there is an increasing understanding of the role of digital technology as a means of achieving this. 

Feb 12, 2016

In January, Japan surprised the world with a rate cut; volatility saw more money seek safe havens; and one firm spoke of opportunities in Spain and Ireland.

Feb 08, 2016

Handshake contractA London-based asset management consultancy, Alpha FMC, has been valued at £80 million (€104 million) after Dunedin, a private equity firm bought a stake from an outgoing investor.

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