Data Visualization

Big Data Makes Big Differences for Financial Firms

By Karen Riccio on March 20, 2017
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The collection of data goes all the way back to ancient times when the Library of Alexandria in Egypt served as the world’s hub for every papyrus scroll—estimated up to 700,000 or the equivalent of 100,000…

Recent Events in Fund History [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Courtney McQuade on September 8, 2016
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The history of funds is a rich one with many important events shaping the industry we know today. From the Dutch merchant and broker, Adriaan van Ketwich, forming a trust back in 1774 to the US…

12 Facts About B2B Digital Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Courtney McQuade on July 11, 2016
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Here at Kurtosys we are avid promoters of social media and content creation in financial services. These digital methods are invaluable for marketers, not only do they help companies keep up with rising numbers of millennial clients and colleagues,…

10 UX Patterns Fund Websites Should Start Using In 2016

By Schalk Burger on June 23, 2016

“When creating content, be empathetic above all else. Try to live the lives of your audience.” This fantastic quote from Moz founder, Rand Fishkin, exemplifies the core of what UX is about – user experience. You…

11 Wealth Management Apps for Android

By Katie Smart on June 13, 2016
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Countless companies have websites and tools for digital wealth management. Many offer appealing features such as real time financial news updates, stock tracking tools and interactive user-friendly graphs. Growing digitalisation and interactions with millennials within the finance sector demands…

How can online fund tools be more user-friendly? Four examples of best practice

By Hannah Smith on March 30, 2016
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What makes a fantastic fund tool? The benchmark is now higher than ever, because digitally-savvy investors are demanding the kind of user experience they get from their favourite social networks, news outlets and retailers across all…

Fund Data & Infographics: A Millennial’s Perspective

By Sarah Mardiney on March 15, 2016
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Wikipedia characterizes the “Millennial” generation as including individuals born between the early 1980s, continuing until the early 2000s. Millennials are a population of young men and women raised alongside the internet, developing and maturing with the…

From Ancient Stone Maps to Interactive 3D Charts: A History of DataViz

By Sarah Mardiney on March 3, 2016
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Most of us, at some point in our lives, have worked with data visualization (DataViz). In the early years of schooling, children learn the difference between Venn Diagrams, line graphs and pie charts, and how they…

11 Examples of Financial Data on Social Media

By Courtney McQuade on February 25, 2016
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From hashtags to Twitter polls, there are a variety of tactics asset and fund management marketers can use to help drive engagement on social media. Financial institutions optimize these channels to share their content and connect…

10 Chart Libraries for Displaying Fund Data

By Schalk Burger on February 16, 2016

The amount of global, digital data continues to proliferate at an exponential rate. The IDC forecasts internet-users will generate 40 zettabytes of data by 2020. Of course, this sea of data is only useful if it is interpretable….

7 UX Techniques to Improve Fund Data Display

By Paul Fawcett on January 26, 2016
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“User experience” has become more than just a buzzword, it is now a foundation stone of good web design and usability. I remember when website creation was all about accessibility – making web pages available for those…

The Future of ETFs [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Luke Hinchliffe on January 5, 2016
The Future of ETFs (INFOGRAPHIC)

In The Inexorable Rise of the ETF and The Unstoppable Growth of ETFs (INFOGRAPHIC) we’ve discussed some of the reasons for the ascension of exchange-traded funds, but what lies ahead for the ETF market in the years to…