Technology & Social Media Monthly archive

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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Mar 01, 2019
Institutional investors should invest in bitcoin, notes research
Institutional investors should look at investing in bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, according to research by Boston-based Cambridge Associates, which says the emerging asset class has the potential to cause a paradigm shift in the digital world. This is in spite of last year, when investors watched as the price of various crypto-assets collapsed. The industry’s most famous digital asset, bitcoin, lost roughly three quarters of its value, sliding from more tha...
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