technology

Dec 07, 2017

Fund automationTransfer agents were unable to increase their automation rates for cross-border fund orders during a recent period of record sales, though they maintained a high level of automation in line with industry targets.

Dec 06, 2017

Digital_currency_bitcoinCoutts, the UK’s most exclusive private bank which counts the royal family amongst its clients, has warned that electronic currencies like bitcoin “have nothing but sentiment backing them up” and could be part of a tech bubble that will eventually burst.

Dec 06, 2017

Big_BenThe UK government has moved to strengthen the country’s asset management industry by creating centres of excellence and involving more fintech.

Dec 04, 2017

BitcoinThe blockchain revolution within the funds sector began in earnest this week after Calastone, which operates a transaction network for mutual funds, said it would start migrating its core technology to the new digital infrastructure about a year from now.

Nov 30, 2017

Digital_transactionMost investors expect that technology will drive alternative assets under management to surpass current levels over the next 12 months.

Nov 30, 2017

Home_automationBNP Paribas Asset Management has transferred assets from a technology fund into a new fund targeting disruptive digital trends.

Nov 27, 2017

Yves_DupuyEuroclear has appointed a chief information officer, a new role that is part of an ongoing technology drive that has included working with fintech firms.

Nov 23, 2017

Robo adviceUK financial advisers are divided on robo-advice, with over three quarters saying it is not a business threat, while a third – mainly smaller firms – believe it is a top challenge.

Nov 23, 2017

Tech stocksA quant manager has dismissed the notion of a bubble in tech stocks, despite soaring prices and a 27% rise in a key index this year.

Nov 16, 2017

Data_mapThe army of providers of ETF flow data seems to be growing daily. Nicholas Pratt examines who is consuming this data and how it is being used.

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