UK's fund industry

IIMI think tank calls on FCA and UK government to do more to promote asset management industry

IIMI think tank calls on FCA and UK government to do more to promote asset management industry

Nick Evans writes that a new paper by the Independent Investment Management Initiative (IIMI), a boutique asset management think tank comprised of over 40 leading independent firms in the UK and continental Europe, has called for regulatory action and reform in several key areas where IIMI members believe the UK authorities could do more to stimulate growth in the asset management industry.

Milken Institute conference

“A different playbook”: top-tier Milken panelists assess ‘mega-trends’ shaping asset management

“A different playbook”: top-tier Milken panelists assess ‘mega-trends’ shaping asset management

 

Nick Evans writes that rising interest rates and inflation, intense market volatility, the crypto boom, democratisation of alternative assets, talent and culture management, customisation, and the accelerating tech revolution in the investment industry were among the key themes at an all-star panel of asset managers and owners at this year’s 25th annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills.

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UK’s Cambridge Innovation Capital taps USD300 million for second deep-tech/life sciences VC fund

UK’s Cambridge Innovation Capital taps USD300 million for second deep-tech/life sciences VC fund

Nick Evans writes that Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) the UK-based venture capital investor focused on building world-leading deep-tech and life sciences businesses connected with the Cambridge science and innovation ecosystem, has raised GBP225 million (USD300 million) for its oversubscribed second fund.

Cryptoassets

“We’re on the cusp of something important”: UK sets out plans to create ‘global cryptoasset hub’

“We’re on the cusp of something important”: UK sets out plans to create ‘global cryptoasset hub’

Nick Evans writes that the UK government has unveiled a series of initiatives to exploit the potential of the fast-growing cryptoasset financial services and technology industries, kickstarting a bid to establish the UK as a “global hub” for cryptocurrencies and digital assets across an array of markets and technologies.