Articles by Tim Cooper

Can continuous authentication counter rising cybercrime?

By Tim Cooper on November 15, 2017
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The wave of cybercrime keeps rising. It is the second most reported economic crime globally, according to PWC research (though many incidents go unreported). It has already affected 32% of organisations – some with million-dollar losses…

Asset managers are late to the big data party: MiFID II is a chance to catch up

By Tim Cooper on July 24, 2017
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The MiFID II deadline looms ever closer, but many asset managers are a long way from having compliant technology solutions ready by 3 January. The revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) is one of…

Investment research platform gets huge boost from MiFID II

By Tim Cooper on June 15, 2017
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Scott Winship, Emma Margetts and Alex Santos, co-founders of financial technology start-up Alpha Exchange, appear to be in the right place at the right time. 30 months ago, they started developing a platform and marketplace for…

Robo-advice must evolve into valuable financial planning

By Tim Cooper on May 25, 2017
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Robert Forbes of London-based wealth manager Stadden Forbes is planning to take robo-advice to a new level by offering a comprehensive digital financial planning service. While he admits it is a big challenge to offer regulated…

Why 2017 could be the year for action on robo-advice

By Tim Cooper on April 5, 2017
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After years of regulatory change centred on the retail distribution review (RDR), many organisations are now ready to join the robo-advice revolution. Having watched the RDR landscape evolve and pioneering technologies develop, the industry is turning…

We need more data sharing now, says wealth and fund manager Priday

By Tim Cooper on March 22, 2017
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James Priday, managing director of Exeter- and London-based advisory firm Prydis Wealth and discretionary fund manager P1 Investment Management, is on a mission to revolutionise the use of technology in financial services. This includes a target…