Technology

Hedge funds vs the digital world: revisiting the crypto-asset landscape

By Elliot Burr on May 22, 2019
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It’s been a minute since we reflected on the performance of hedge funds; 18 months in fact, where an inspection into the rise of ETF popularity could have foretold a decline in hedge fund investing for…

Does the world of finance need a better DXM platform?

By Patrick McKenna on May 16, 2019
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At Kurtosys, we think so. For the past four years, we have completely reimagined how financial services firms need to respond to the unstoppable force of digital transformation. Simply put, digital transformation means using technology to…

Two Reasons Automation Is Not Such a Threat

By Carolyn Marsh on April 30, 2019
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Automation is something of a dirty word. As a general trend, it’s met with worry more often than with enthusiasm. Trust in automation is very, very low. For instance, a 2017 study from Pew asked Americans…

Taking a zero-budget based approach to legacy technology

By Hafsa Mughal on April 4, 2019
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There’s a new buzzword in town, and Accenture are all over it. It’s the signal for all of us to get up to speed before that embarrassing moment in that board meeting when someone asks: “what…

Technology is Changing the Playing Field (and the Players)

By Dan Sondhelm on March 13, 2019
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The unalterable trends transforming the asset management industry are forcing firms to question their business models with many scrambling to maintain relevance in an evolving value chain. At the core of the disruption is technological advancement,…

The top 8 fund factsheet production frustrations, and how to eradicate them

By Garth Alistoun on January 14, 2019

If you’re a fund marketer, chances are you’ll have had your fair share of fund fact sheet disasters — days where everything went wrong, the numbers didn’t add up, everyone wanted to amend their copy — the…

Thoughts from Miton on Content, Technology & Fund Factsheets

By Sam Shaw on December 6, 2018
Miton-FI

Miton has been through several years of evolution including the disposal of a sister firm, the acquisition of Darwin to bolster its multi-asset offering, seven fund launches in as many years, while coping with several senior…

Financial marketers, don’t fear your AI friends

By Elliot Burr on December 3, 2018
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Are there any practical uses for artificial intelligence in finance? Naysayers all over the world-wide-web will say that AI is just a fad; a continued blab at the expense of optimists that are excited by the…

Why asset managers need to start thinking about voice search

By Luke Hinchliffe on November 26, 2018
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Unless you’ve been offline for the last year or so, you will be aware of the rise of voice-based search and seen at least one voice-based gadget in someone’s kitchen. You may already be a seasoned…

BlackRock’s Michael Gruener on Thematic Investing, Active-vs-Passive & Embracing Tech

By Sam Shaw on November 20, 2018
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BlackRock head of EMEA retail Michael Gruener believes the ‘active-vs-passive’ debate is now outdated, with both approaches deserving their place in investment portfolios. Speaking to Kurtosys, he foresees the proliferation of thematic investing, describes how embracing…

The Fintech World Series: United Kingdom

By Elliot Burr on August 30, 2018
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Fintech is exploding. It is a global industry, striving to change the future of finance. …And the future is now. At Kurtosys, we’ve set out to cover exactly what’s happening in the financial industry the world…

‘No company without technology’: Jupiter’s Paul Kay on data science

By Sam Shaw on June 27, 2018
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Paul Kay, Jupiter’s head of technology, reveals some lessons from his previous roles in the banking sector, lays out his ambitions for improving the group’s capabilities in data science and admits his bias in believing technology…

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