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DO WE NEED AI, AND DOES AI NEED US?
In conversation with The Dark Money Files’ Graham Barrow Are we interceding with artificial intelligence too often and too quickly? asks The Dark Money Files director and anti-money laundering expert Graham Barrow. A week after chip giant Nvidia reported blowout earnings on frenzied customer AI hardware spending and forecast excellent conditions for continued growth, questions […]
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AI IN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT: 3 AREAS RIPE FOR CHANGE
How much of a role will artificial intelligence realistically play in the investment management industry? As we discussed in a previous blog, implementing more traditional automation initiatives, to get the foundations right before adding AI complexity and data demands on top, should be firms’ initial priority. But then what? While the potential is seemingly limitless, […]
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FORGET AI, PRIORITISE THE LOW-HANGING AUTOMATION FRUIT
If ever there was a case of shiny object syndrome today, then artificial intelligence is it. The release of ChatGPT in November 2022 and subsequent “AI boom” has sparked fevered speculation of where AI can be applied and what it could do for the financial services industry. The latest PwC CEO Survey captures the mood. […]
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UK BANKS FEEL PAIN OF IRAN SANCTIONS EVASION LAPSES
The Financial Times headline is damaging enough by itself: “Iran used Lloyds and Santander accounts to evade sanctions”. This is exactly the sort of high-profile publicity nightmare financial institutions are desperate to avoid. The reputational risk from such revelations – especially when they’re disseminated by a globally-renowned publication like the Financial Times – can have […]
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ESG AT A CROSSROADS: WHAT NEXT FOR 2024 AND BEYOND?
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) aligned funds were, until recently, a one-way bet for the investment industry. The future looks less assured. ESG has turned into a highly sensitised issue, LSEG Global Head of Research Robert Jenkins noted in a recent article. “The term ESG has become near toxic and arguably weaponized in the U.S.” […]
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WILL YOUR PROJECT END WELL?
A project is a mini-series, not a soap opera (although sometimes during a project’s lifecycle it can feel like it will never end). In other words, a contained event with a beginning (initiation and planning), a middle (implementation) and end (delivery and use). A project can be defined as “a complex, non-routine, one-time effort limited […]
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