Oct 05, 2018

Vince_LuceyCalastone’s Vince Lucey tells Funds Europe why the industry needs to stop thinking of blockchain in purely technology terms and instead start considering how it can be applied to real-life problems.

Oct 04, 2018

Artificial intelligenceGlobal non-profit organisation Efma has launched the AI Executive Certificate, a training programme to help professionals in financial services better understand the impact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can have on their business and the wider industry.

Sep 27, 2018

RoboticsNikko Asset Management and its US-based affiliate ARK Investment Management have launched a technology fund focused on disruption which they say will have investments similar to venture capital, but made though listed equities.

Sep 26, 2018

operational efficienciesFund administrators and transfer agents (TAs) are failing to adequately support asset managers in gaining greater operational efficiencies, research indicates.

Sep 20, 2018

Mark_LathamIn the week that this report went to press, Aberdeen Standard Investments launched a fund that will be run by artificial intelligence.

Sep 20, 2018

PinchNicholas Pratt investigates the growing interest in alt beta funds – vehicles that look to automate many of the active processes carried out by hedge funds – and their relationship with smart beta.

Sep 18, 2018

Legacy_systemsNorway’s Storebrand Asset Management has consolidated its operational systems and expects to make €1 million of savings annually after decommissioning other technology.

Sep 17, 2018

Data_managementThe technology landscape for alternative asset management is markedly more capable, more comprehensive and better value than it was just a few years ago. But, perceptions continue to lag reality. It’s time to dispel the myths and embrace the power of technology to transform the alternatives industry and better serve investors.

Sep 12, 2018

FossilTech disruption is playing out in the fund subscription process – known as transfer agency – more than anywhere else in the funds industry. Nicholas Pratt speaks to the latest disruptor, and to transfer agents.

Sep 12, 2018

José VeigaFor some time now, there has been a lot of talk about blockchain and its disruptive influence on financial markets and business models.