The 'Technology Innovations in Focus 2021' special report comprises 10 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Tech trends continue to evolve for the post-pandemic future

Tech trends continue to evolve for the post-pandemic future

By Robin Pagnamenta – It’s been a year that many of us would probably prefer to forget, but for asset managers the pandemic has turbocharged many underlying technology trends that were already in place before anyone had ever heard of Covid-19. The migration of more and more activities onto the cloud has been underway for years, of course – propelled above all by the sheer volumes of data which asset managers now juggle daily in order to shape their investment decisions.

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ESG: In a good place

ESG: In a good place

In this exclusive Q&A with Hedgeweek, Daniel Johnson (pictured), Senior Vice President, EMEA Fund Services for SS&C Technologies, explains the surge of interest in ESG investments – and examines the growing role ESG data is playing in helping shape asset management decisions.

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Gaining the edge

Gaining the edge

In a race to glean fresh insights from ever larger pools of data, asset managers are deploying powerful new tools to gain an edge over their rivals. 

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Keeping it lean and mean

Keeping it lean and mean

There’s no question that over the past 18 months, the pandemic has changed the way asset managers operate. Traditionally, fund managers would have done many things in-house with their teams. However, these days, they are increasingly seeking to outsource activities to a third party.

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Big data accelerates the rush for the cloud

Big data accelerates the rush for the cloud

There is one giant reason why asset managers have been accelerating their shift into the cloud in recent years: big data. The sheer scale of the data sets fund managers now use every day to shape their investment decisions is so large, that cloud-based data management and analytics solutions have become the most obvious choice.