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VCTs bolster UK tech with £500m invested into high-growth early-stage companies

In a boost to the UK’s tech sector, Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) invested £505 million into early-stage companies across the UK in 2023, according...

Interview: Generative AI’s impact on private markets asset management

Aman Soni, VP of data strategy at Canoe Intelligence, shares insights on the role of generative AI in reshaping private market asset management strategies How could...

Custody concerns outweigh volatility in crypto investments, study finds

Asset custody concerns overshadow volatility worries for institutional investors and wealth managers eyeing the crypto and digital assets sector, according to research. In a study...

Corporate earnings boost share performance amidst interest rate concerns

Amidst April's market dynamics, corporate earnings buoyed share performance, offsetting concerns about prolonged high interest rates, according to data. This is one of the findings...

Fundcraft raises €5m to fund international expansion

Luxembourg-based digital infrastructure provider Fundcraft has closed a €5 million series A funding round, led by Switzerland-based Aperture Capital to fund product development and...

Nine out of ten alternative fund managers use AI for risk and compliance

Nine in ten (92%) alternative fund managers are using artificial intelligence to carry out routine risk and compliance procedures. A global survey of 101 compliance...

ETC Group launches bitcoin ETP for benchmark-focused long term investors

ETC Group has launched a bitcoin exchange traded product (ETP) on German stock exchange Deutsche Börse XETRA for benchmark-focused long term investors. With a total...

Federated Hermes boss: AI’s private equity journey “is an evolution not a revolution”

The use of artificial intelligence has as much capacity to benefit private as public markets, according to Karen Sands, the chief operating officer for...

Fund managers feel technologists on boards are underrepresented: FundsTech Forum survey

The majority (96%) of respondents at the FundsTech Forum held in London today said they feel technologists are underrepresented at the board level, highlighting...

FundsTech Forum Panel: Digital transformation – assessing the velocity of digital change

Facing pressure to prove value, fund managers increasingly turn to digitisation for efficiency and cost reduction. As digital sophistication correlates with performance, has the...

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