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

By Elliot Burr on May 22, 2019

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…

Kurtosys Spotlight: Human capital, Rob Brown, e-sport investing

By Elliot Burr on May 10, 2019

This week’s edition of Kurtosys Spotlight features digital leader Rob Brown, a report into human capital, our social media and #Fintwit chat with Courtney McQuade, e-sport investing, finserv’s foray into blockchain, and fintech’s finest sporting competition….

Kurtosys Spotlight: Rodney Dickson, Morningstar Conference, London fintech

By Elliot Burr on April 12, 2019

Welcome to our weekly digital spotlight! This week’s edition of Kurtosys Spotlight features a return for ETFs, Colonial First State’s Rodney Dickson, podcast and webinar recaps, the upcoming Morningstar conference, Game of Thrones excitement and the…

Giving ETFs the Commodity-Marketing Treatment

By Carolyn Marsh on April 2, 2019

The price wars in ETFs are raging on. Last month, online lending platform SoFi launched the first no-fee ETF in a disruptive move to the industry. It was bound to happen, since Fidelity got into the…

Connecting the Dots – Blair Abbott [Podcast]

By Elliot Burr on March 7, 2019

In our latest edition of the Kurtosys Podcast, Elliot Burr chats to Blair Abbott – Head of Global Strategic Marketing & Business Development Division at Mirae Asset Global Investments – about the regulatory differences between South…

AMMF #65: A year of ETFs, fintech niches, Bitcoin memes

By Elliot Burr on December 14, 2018

Welcome to our asset management marketing focus This week’s edition brings you views from the future, a year of ETFs, Christmas social media campaigns, and Bitcoin memes. Movers & Shakers Borja Fernández-Galiano Is now ➜ Director…

AMMF #61: Gender equality lens, website launch, Stan Lee

By Elliot Burr on November 16, 2018

Welcome to our asset management marketing focus This week’s edition brings you a gender equality assessment tool, a brand new website launch, Brexit effects and Stan Lee’s impact on finance. Movers & Shakers Mandy Lui Is…

AMMF #56: ESG focus, irresponsible investing, the Bitcoin rat

By Elliot Burr on October 12, 2018

Welcome to our asset management marketing focus This week’s edition brings you an ESG fund overhaul, irresponsible investing, a multiple ETF launch and an inflatable Bitcoin rat. Movers & Shakers David Barfoot Is now ➜ Head…

Opinion: Do falling fund fees make cost less important?

By Robin Powell on October 10, 2018

They remained stubbornly high for far longer than they should have done, but fund fees, at last, are coming down. Research by Defaqto earlier this year, showed how the average ongoing charges figure for a UK-domiciled…

AMMF #55: Merian brand launch, guest webinar, Robot Wars

By Elliot Burr on October 5, 2018

Welcome to our asset management marketing focus This week’s edition brings you a global rebrand, finserv moves from Salesforce, more ETF exposure and Robot Wars. Movers & Shakers Amy Forrest Is now ➜ Country Marketing Manager…

No-fee funds: Will we all be working for free soon?

By Carolyn Marsh on September 24, 2018

There was a giant whooshing sound this month in the capital markets – the sound of nearly $1 billion flowing into the two zero-fee index funds launched in August by Fidelity. For their second act, the…

AMMF #48: Crypto hedge fund, wacky ETFs return, relocation news

By Elliot Burr on August 17, 2018

Welcome to our asset management marketing focus This week’s round up brings you the rise of crypto hedge funds, MiFID II woes, a celebrity rogue trader’s latest outing, and the newfound validity of wacky ETFs. Movers &…


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