Technology

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…

Cyber-Attacks: What Risk Does The Cyber-Security Skills Gap Pose?

By Graham Jarvis on May 22, 2017
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“In December 2016 and January 2017, SAI Global, in association with Risk.net, conducted a global poll of financial services companies, about current trends in risk management and governance. 32% cited cyber security as the biggest challenge…

RegTech, gelato and VR: A look back at ICT Spring Europe 2017

By Victoria Botella on May 18, 2017
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A professional footballer, an ice-cream man, and a private banker walk into a room… It is indisputable that in the past 10 years Luxembourg has become a key European financial centre. However, on our visit to…

The Fintech World Series: Finland, Iceland & Norway

By Elliot Burr on May 17, 2017
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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…

Fighting Cybercrime with Technology and Employee Training

By Karen Riccio on May 15, 2017
Cybercrime Training

Investment firms and financial companies are constantly under the microscope of regulatory agencies to prove that adequate security controls are in place to protect sensitive client data and accounts. To most CEOs, that means adhering to…

The Fintech World Series: Sweden

By Elliot Burr on May 10, 2017
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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…

Why we are deprecating TLS 1.0

By Harry Thompson on May 3, 2017
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How did this all come about? During 2014-5 there were some horrendous security alerts which showed that some of the most trusted protocols on the Internet were no longer safe. These alerts were given names, and…

Could big data save active managers crushed by low-cost passives?

By David Prosser on
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BlackRock’s latest fee cuts suggest it too is feeling the power of cheap passive strategies, but it hopes to fight back with investments in big data and analytics. When the world’s largest asset management business is…

The Fintech World Series: Denmark

By Elliot Burr on April 11, 2017
FinTech in Denmark

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…

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…

The Fintech World Series: Switzerland

By Elliot Burr on March 28, 2017
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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…

Smart Beta 2.0: Carving a New Pathway in the Wild West of ETFs

By Courtney McQuade on March 23, 2017
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The world of smart beta is in its infancy. Traditional indexes are constructed based on market capitalization. Creative and resourceful individuals are turning the idea of index construction upside down on its head by introducing new…