Magazine Issues»June 2021

Nick_FitzpatrickWith the severity of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure on the rise, venture capital investment in cyber-security firms is growing. There were $6 billion worth of deals in 2021, according to Preqin.

Leonard_OllierThe increasingly complex marketplace is pressuring asset managers to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Léonard Ollier of Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) explains how managers can fully equip their needs by outsourcing their front-to-back office.

Jacolene_OttoGender-lens investing (GLI) was first coined in 2009, making it a fairly new concept, but one that has swiftly gained traction among progressive investors. Just like ESG, GLI looks beyond financial returns when making investment decisions.

Fiona_RintoulAll good things must come to an end. From next month, I’m handing this column over to Liz Pfeuti. It’s been a pleasure – and sometimes a challenge – to think about asset management in a new way for this slot. As journalists, we are used to keeping our opinions to ourselves.

Cyber_securityHackers can spend months inside a financial firm’s systems, diverting money. As Alex Rolandi reports, this is a concern to all funds industry actors, from custodians to private equity firms.

Simon_KeefeFunds Europe talks to Calastone’s Simon Keefe about asset managers’ digital transformation journeys and how their service providers can support them.

Juerg_SturzeneggerJuerg Sturzenegger, chief executive officer of Fisch Asset Management, talks to Alex Rolandi about the challenges of the pandemic, the pros and cons of being a niche player – and how the remote working phenomenon will aid international growth.

City_of_LondonEdison Group's managing director Robert Murphy considers the UK’s financial policy post-Brexit, and says creating an ESG hub might improve the country’s chances of asserting itself as an investment powerhouse.



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