technology

May 13, 2019

Robotics fundBrussels-based asset manager, Candriam, has partnered with Korea Investment and Securities (KIS) to bring its robotics fund to the South Korean market.

May 10, 2019

Maxime_AertsData analytics will revolutionise investment funds and their distribution when the industry learns the value of coherent, qualitative datasets. By Maxime Aerts, chief operating officer at Fundsquare.

May 10, 2019

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

May 10, 2019

SharksFollowing recent regulatory fines for flawed reporting, Nicholas Pratt investigates how firms can avoid falling foul of MiFID II rules.

Apr 30, 2019

Blockchain_technologyThe latest “production blockchain ecosystem” for the asset management industry has resulted from a project where asset managers such as Aberdeen Standard, Kames Capital and Legg Mason partnered with a fintech firm, FNZ.

Apr 16, 2019

BlockchainNorthern Trust has expanded its private equity blockchain and deployed legal clauses as smart contracts directly from a digital agreement in what it has called an “industry-first”.

Apr 12, 2019

NumbersDo quant strategies work, or are their proponents simply slaves to the algorithm? Nick Fitzpatrick investigates.

Apr 10, 2019

Shanghai_waterfrontInfrastructure investment aimed at powering economic growth – and with it, Beijing’s global ambitions – coincides with efforts to open China’s financial sector further to foreign investors. Romil Patel reports from Shanghai.

Apr 10, 2019

Jun_LiAs China continues to open its financial sector to foreign investors and embed itself ever deeper into the global economy, now is the time to handpick the stocks and investment targets that foreign investors crave, says Jun Li, chief investment officer of Sagard China.

Apr 10, 2019

Our panel discussed China’s growth story as it opens its financial markets further to foreign investors, MSCI inclusion in major benchmark indices and the battle for technological supremacy. Chaired by Romil Patel in London.

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Top features in May

Irish ETFs: Covid’s challenge to ETF project deadline

Ireland seeks greater efficiencies for its ETF industry, but lockdown threatens to delay a key plan to upgrade operations before the end of the year. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Association column: Where do we go from here?

The gravity of what is happening as a result of Covid-19 casts a long shadow over other thoughts. Accompanying the shock, distress and grief, the demonstrations of selflessness, compassion and resilience have lifted our collective spirit. We are indebted to all those who do the extraordinary for others.

Exchange-traded funds: With flying colours?

ETFs recently marked their 20th birthday in Europe amid uncertainty and volatility. The Covid-19 crisis has hit indices hard but opportunities in these index-based investments still exist, say experts.

Technology: Tech will ‘democratise’ wealth management

With the help of technology, retail investors will be able to access assets previously available only to institutional clients. Bob Currie reports on new research by Funds Europe and Calastone.

Post-Covid-19: There’s no going back

Covid-19 has prompted fund managers to consider how the world will change – perhaps forever – in terms of globalisation and, notably, the response to climate change. By Alex Rolandi.