Will new kid blockchain revolutionise financial services?

Blockchain has been hailed as a radical technology that will forever disrupt the way we share data to buy, sell and verify the authenticity of everything in the world, from property titles to carbon credits. Combining the openness of the internet with the security of encoded information, enthusiasts praise its potential cost savings, efficiency and [...]
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What is the importance of Governance in ESG?

Over the last few weeks, we have been exploring ESG investments, breaking down each element to get a better understanding of the whole. This time, we are exploring the role of G (governance). So what is governance? Governance includes a broad range of corporate activities. This includes company policies, information disclosure, compliance and auditing, as [...]
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Post-Covid transformation: has the pandemic forced us to change how we change?

Covid-19 laid bare the inadequacy of organisations’ strategies for managing crisis-driven change overnight. In some cases, incompetence rather than readiness was uncovered. Once the immediate battle for survival was over, however, the critical need for businesses to change the way they change became apparent. What does this transformation involve? Will there be a business-as-usual after [...]
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Cashless Society – Post-Covid, can cash ever again be king?

The use of cash plummeted in the days after the pandemic’s outbreak and has remained lower since then, but what is the longer-term outlook for physical banknotes and coins? As public health precautions in response to Covid restricted travel and movement outdoors, the need for cash dropped off dramatically. Retailers and service providers who traditionally [...]
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Water and The Race to Zero, how the E in ESG will grow throughout 2021

ESG is evolving into a commanding force set to grow exponentially. In partnership with The Financial Times, TrackInsight published data showing that AUM in ESG ETFs skyrocketed three-fold

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The benefits of outsourcing in a hybrid work environment

Covid-19 disrupted workplaces worldwide. For many organisations, remote work had been a possibility or an occasional option. However, this all changed and became the only viable option when the pandemic hit.

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ESG Investments: A Focus on the “S”

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing has grown rapidly over the last ten years and the number of professionally managed portfolios that have integrated key elements of ESG assessments exceeds USD 17.5 trillion globally (OECD).

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Why hedge fund strategies are an important component part of a managed portfolio

By definition, a hedge fund is an investment fund that trades in relatively liquid assets. They are able to profit from complex trading, risk management techniques and portfolio-construction.

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Linear Investments Launches its own ICAV Fund – Everything you need to know.

Linear Investments recently launched its own ICAV fund. Here, we take a look at what an ICAV is, how it works and its benefits

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The Professional Financial Services Markets for 2021

Jerry Lees, Chairman of Linear Investments, on the professional financial services markets and his view of the year ahead.

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