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Joris Lochy

NFTs - A hype or a lasting new investment asset class?

NFTs are at the moment a real buzz. The word NFT stands for non-fungible token, which means a unique, irreplaceable cryptographic object. It aims to manage ownership of digital content (digital collec...

09 Jun 2021
Blockchain Observations
Simon Gegen

How Spread Betting In The Forex Market Works

Spread betting is a form of foreign exchange trading that involves speculating on changes in the movements of currencies without actually trading them. There are three main components to a spread

02 Jun 2021
Personal Finance
Thomas Pintelon

Radically rethinking financial products from their core ā€“ 5 examples

Under increasing pressure from disruptive Fintechs and changing customer expectations, the banking landscape has drastically changed. Over the past 5 years, banking has been transformed from a risk-av...

01 Jun 2021
Innovation in Financial Services
Louisa Murray

Embedded finance and 'DIY wealth management' can drive a more equitable digital economy

Discussions around mental health and wellbeing have been thrust into the spotlight lately, and with good reason when you consider the impact of repeated lockdowns and the economic chaos introduced by ...

01 Jun 2021
Open Banking
Caroline Tonkin

Off-grid communications and workflow ā€“ the new Rock nā€™ Roll - how can AI help?

Cast your mind back to the 1990s: Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," and Whitney Houston was belting out "I will always love you"; with schmaltzy films like "Four Weddings and...

27 May 2021
Artificial Intelligence and Financial Services
Simon Gegen

Stocks vs Real Estate: Where Should You Invest?

Above image credit to Pixabay There are several factors to consider when choosing investments, including your financial circumstances and objectives and the timing of the investment. While successful

27 May 2021
Personal Finance
Andy Boniface

Benefits of a modern tech stack in the wealth management industry

The last year has been a time of great uncertainty for all of us. For wealth managers, the pandemic intensified existing pressures facing the industry through shifting customer expectations, growing c...

10 May 2021
Lucy Heavens

My Prognosis for Remote Working in Wealth Management

The ship has sailed. Remote working will remain, post-Covid, even in wealth and asset management. The debate now centres around the balance between remote and office working, and the long term effects...

21 Apr 2021
Capital Markets Technology
James Wooster

Weighing your options: Desktop Integration Platforms in Use

In the prior two blogs of this series, we had introduced the fragmented desktop, and outlined the advantages of using a Desktop Integration Platform (DIP) to solve the problem. In this blog, we look...

15 Apr 2021
Capital Markets Technology
Joris Lochy

The idea of a collaborative investment fund

With interest rates close to 0, people are forced to invest their money to avoid losing buying power (as inflation is considerably higher than the typical interest rate on a saving account or term dep...

15 Apr 2021
Fintech innovation and startups
James Wooster

Unifying the Desktop

In our prior blog, we had introduced desktop fragmentation, the problems posed by it, and how a Desktop Integration Platform (DIP) can solve them. In this blog we delve further into the architecture ...

13 Apr 2021
Capital Markets Technology
Adriana P

NFT: I can own the internet now.

NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are not such a new concept as you would think - true blockchain enthusiasts will know that the first NFTs ever created were not in 2017 with the CryptoKitties on the Ethereu...

09 Apr 2021
Fintech