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Oct 20, 2021

Blockchain3Swiss fund manager UBS Asset Management and blockchain platform FundsDLT have completed a proof-of-concept that they claim confirms the viability of a blockchain-based distribution model.

Oct 20, 2021

BitcoinJacobi Asset Management has been given the green light by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to launch its first "tier one" bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF). 

Oct 20, 2021

Regulations digitalThe UK’s wealth management trade association Pimfa has called on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to ensure that it implements a long-awaited digital transformation project following the departure of its chairman.

Oct 20, 2021

Digital transformationDespite recognising the benefits of automation and digital technology, investment managers and their administrators are struggling to move forward with their digital transformation projects, according to recently published research.

Oct 20, 2021

ParisA consortium of securities services firms has announced the completion of a test project involving the use of central bank digital currency (CBDC) to settle French treasury bonds on a test blockchain.

Oct 13, 2021

VotingA group representing UK pension fund trustees has welcomed the recent announcement by asset manager BlackRock to allow institutional clients in pooled funds to vote directly in annual meetings as “a major milestone in stewardship for institutional investors”.

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