technology

Feb 01, 2016

Robo adviceFears that robo-advice will effectively end the job of many financial advisers are “overblown”, it is claimed after research showed many people would still prefer a face-to-face consultation about their finances.

Jan 07, 2016

Tel Aviv Stock ExchangeThe Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (Tase) expects to attract more international investors following a strategic agreement with exchange provider Nasdaq.

Jan 06, 2016

Robot handSturgeon Ventures, a so-called “regulatory incubator”, and RoboCap, an investment adviser, have jointly launched a Ucits robotics fund, giving investors the chance to invest in companies developing 3D printers and high precision surgical robots.

Jan 04, 2016

Tax calculatorIpes, a third-party fund administrator, and KPMG, a business services provider, are set to extend their collaboration over services for firms affected by governments clamping down on tax avoidance.

Dec 23, 2015

windfarm 410Legal & General Capital has invested in clean energy provider NTR Wind Management, and is committed to building an onshore wind portfolio in the UK through the first close of a fund targeting €250 million.

Dec 23, 2015

AdvisorThe financial regulator should ease the compliance burden on financial advice firms to allow them to grow and fill the ‘advice gap’, Old Mutual Wealth says.

Dec 23, 2015

Potential investors under 50 are not being served by platforms, leaving a wide gap for disruptive firms – or innovative asset managers – to fill. In many ways, the social media revolution is messing with traditional business models, writes Fiona Rintoul.

After his refusal to apologise for a comment about “terrorist sympathisers” in parliament, made to colleagues before the House of Commons debated air strikes on Syria, the approval ratings of UK prime minister David Cameron plunged from 61% to 41%. 

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Dec 23, 2015

Funds Europe brought together two authorities on India for a head-to-head discussion on Modi’s reforms, corruption in government and the sustainability of growth. Chaired by George Mitton in London.

Praveen Jagwani

Chief executive, UTI International Private

Amul Pandya

Head of business development,

Ocean Dial Asset Management

Funds Europe: What is the outlook for the Indian economy in the year ahead? Do you think a growth rate of 7%-plus is sustainable?...

Dec 23, 2015

Nicholas Pratt examines whether the service providers will be able to keep up with the demand for liquid alternatives.

Liquid alternative funds, a tag for regulated alternative funds that includes alternative Ucits and alternative investment vehicles, are divisive instruments. Perhaps it should be expected of a tag that suggests investors can get the best of both worlds – the reassuring liquidity of mutual funds and the racy returns of alternative asset classes that are sometimes illiquid.

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Dec 22, 2015

Safety netIndustry bodies are adamant that securities lending by asset managers does not pose a systemic risk to the market. Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at their arguments.

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