Technology & Social Media Archive

Apr 19, 2019
Blackbaud on the cloud, the digital transformation of IR and its award win
In 2014, 10 years after Blackbaud went public, it went big on its digital journey. Based in its new global headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina, Blackbaud’s director of investor relations Mark Furlong tells IR Magazine about how the company reinvented itself and what the future holds. How is the company leveraging its use of the cloud? We have a very tech-savvy executive team across the company that has put best-in-breed clo...
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Apr 18, 2019
Mifid II: Asset managers focusing on digitization projects
Mifid II has brought about a number of new developments and trends since its introduction, but a new one is that asset managers are increasingly looking to data analytics and digitization projects. According to the Global Asset Management Survey by financial technology firm Linedata, buy-side firms are focusing on data-led projects to secure successes to protect investment and operational performance against the potential for market disruption as a result of regulat...
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Apr 05, 2019
Intel hires rival Qualcomm’s CFO
Intel has named former Qualcomm finance lead George Davis as executive vice president and CFO. He now takes over Intel’s global financial operations, including its IR department, and heads up the company’s technology department. Davis left his executive vice president and CFO post after six years at Qualcomm, where he also had IR responsibilities and was a member of the executive committee at the global chipmaker. As part of the transition plan for a new CFO, Qu...
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Mar 27, 2019
Asset managers applying advanced analytics to investment decision-making
Recent reports have been ubiquitous with the idea of robots rendering humans obsolete – including those working in finance and asset management. A new intellectual ecosystem of think tanks and consultants has emerged out of an obsession with the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of work and commerce, with some presenting a near Terminator-style future. This trend is evident in the language being used within asset management: in 2...
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Mar 22, 2019
How technology is changing the everyday lives of IROs
Sponsored content It’s perhaps not surprising that Stockholm, home to the music-streaming giant Spotify and a large stable of world-beating start-ups, played host to Q4’s Breakfast Briefing (held in association with IR Magazine) on the subject of how technology is changing the everyday lives of modern IROs. Attendees listened to a panel of experts and fellow IROs at the opulent 19th century Grand Hôtel, which sits on Stockholm’s waterfront o...
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Mar 11, 2019
Tech start-ups remaining private for longer
Technology start-up companies are choosing to remain private for longer, creating a pipeline of high-value listings expected this year. The median age of venture capital-backed technology companies at the time of an IPO has risen to 10.9 years in 2018 from 7.9 years in 2006, according to research from financial data firm Pitchbook. It means that when the firms do launch an IPO, they have a higher valuation. ‘Driven by boosted allocations toward pri...
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