As ESG requirements for funds grow in line with regulatory and investor demands, fund managers around the globe are looking for solutions.
Quantum computers have the potential to shake up finance, cybersecurity and other sectors. But investors hoping to profit from the new technology must be patient – and separate reality from hype.
China’s economy is posting strong growth in 2021, projected to reach 8.5% this year1 and putting the country on track to meet its growth target of ‘over 6%’. The country is attracting a new wave of capital flows, especially considering long-term investment opportunities. Simon Kellaway of Standard Chartered explains how international investors can tap into the China opportunity.
Facebook, Twitter and other platforms are drawing criticism for their failure to tackle hate content. But will the hit to their reputation do any lasting commercial damage?
Regulators have increased their focus on liquidity risk in debt funds. Austin Brady of Waystone explains that this prompted Waystone to increase its loans expertise in order to help clients successfully launch loan funds in Ireland or Luxembourg.
The focus on net-zero targets has intensified scrutiny on measurement and disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions. But carbon accounting is a young art, explains Dr Matthew Brander, senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.
Investment fund actors want to see vast improvements in the quality and volume of data unavailable to them today. By using a cross-boundary DLT infrastructure, their ability to access, analyse and act upon data is greatly enhanced.
A landmark legal ruling in the Hague has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to move faster to bring its emissions in line with the Paris Agreement on climate. Thomas Tayler, a trained lawyer and senior manager at Aviva Investors’ Sustainable Finance Centre for Excellence, assesses the fallout.
The number of investors and corporations adopting environmental, societal, and corporate governance (ESG) data collection strategies has risen significantly in recent years.
The 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.