Qredo selected by world’s leading decentralized finance (DeFi) wallet MetaMask Institutional to provide secure and compliant access to DeFi for institutional investors.
The Investment Association Engine, the Investment Association’s specialist FinTech accelerator and innovation hub for the investment
management industry, has opened applications for a fifth cohort of cutting-edge FinTech innovators to join the Engine Innovator Programme.
ESG as a part of an organisation’s impact strategy
ESG (in terms of issues relating to the Environment, Society and Governance) is headlining in the media, and in the investment and corporate worlds, but it’s not new – nor should it be treated as something separate to the rest of business. It’s a useful acronym but in essence focusing on performing well in these areas is just good practice for any investor or business organisation.
Why you can’t ignore ESG – now or ever
The underlying issues for society, the environment and good governance, have been with us a long time, as have the clearly negative impacts of ignoring these areas or not addressing them properly.
An early mentor once told me that there are seldom any truly new financial instruments created – most are rebranded, reconfigured a bit, or recycled.
With enhanced governance protocols and the introduction of personal liability on the table, the importance of good governance has never been greater. Modern solutions can help simplify compliance, improve operations, and deliver a competitive edge for early adopters.
It’s crucial that organisations seeking or managing investment processes consider the damage to brand and reputation through an incidence of cloning; as well as the real life impact.
One of the most pressing questions the wealth management industry must now answer is how wealth firms change and improve their offering in line with different client demands and segments. They should be working to offer clients the digital tools and software capabilities to be able to enjoy better levels of engagement with their relationship manager.