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Ethical Algorithms for Green Investing

 

Could the technology behind Siri help funds invest more sustainably?

Under the specter of climate change, investors are putting pressure on asset managers to invest more ethically.

A recent study by McKinsey & Company puts assets that consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in portfolio selection and management at $88 trillion globally. And it’s not Millennials driving the trend. Investors across all age demographics are expressing a desire to invest ethically and reflect greener values.

In the past, sustainable investing might have looked like a sizable exposure to “green bonds” or nixing investments in oil pipelines, but now, the mandate is much broader.  In today’s digital world, asset managers are trying to be more tech savvy about how to invest in sustainable companies without sacrificing potential returns. 

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Topics: Automated investments, FinTech, Green Investing, Ethical Algorithms

Asset Managers are Hunting for Unique Data to Get an Edge – Is it Worth It?

By 2020, it's estimated that 4.4 terabytes of data will be generated each month for every human on earth. From cell phone calls to social media, credit card purchases to satellite images, the human race is creating data at an unprecedented rate.

In every sector of society, from space travel to healthcare, corporations are scrambling to make sense of the vast amounts of data being created, and figuring out new ways to use them for boosting their business. Financial markets are no different.

In asset management, this data goes far beyond the kinds of information traditionally used by investment managers in day-to-day operations, such as market data from exchanges, regulatory filings, and earnings reports.

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Topics: finance, Technology, FinTech

Top Fintech Trends for Asset Managers in 2019

Automobiles, healthcare, entertainment, personal banking… it seems every sector in the world is undergoing rapid disruption at the hands of technology. Financial services, though often slower to adapt than Silicon Valley, is no different. A growing base of Millennials investors is forcing firms to rethink everything from portfolio construction to digital customer support.

Here’s a look at the top three fintech trends to keep an eye on this year.

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Topics: finance, Technology, FinTech