Heads of investment operations right across Europe are feeling the pressures of ever greater responsibility and ever broadening tasks, as their management boards pursue new product and regional growth strategies. Managing expanded workloads, however, is being met by a growth in financial technology solutions that are emerging to help heads of technology, data and operations to manage multiple areas at one time. With the rapid advancement in data innovation, investment groups are finding themselves in a position of choice, but how to use precious resources wisely is a challenge for operational decision makers in its own right.
The 9th annual Fund Technology, Data & Operations, Europe report, following on from the Fund Management Operations Summit on the 20th November, brings together leading fund operation officers from both large as well as small investment groups, to explore some of the most discussed trends circling the market today. Issues covered include, the changing role for humans in amongst the innovation in technology, the future of small and if scale really matters, operational strategy and direction planning, insights into data and oversight, and the coming age of blockchain, automation and artificial intelligence.