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Today New City Initiative is comprised of 45 leading independent asset management firms from the UK and the Continent, managing approximately £500 billion and employing several thousand people.

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Reflections on NCI’s Blockchain Event of 28 March 2018

Reflections on NCI’s Blockchain Event of 28 March 2018

On 28 March 2018, New City Initiative (NCI) held a discussion and panel event on the topic of how Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and other technologies would likely affect the boutique asset management industry. In some of NCI’s recent policy papers we have explored the unique culture within small and medium-sized boutique asset managers: that culture promotes innovation and use of DLT is likely a trend that will advance rapidly in the industry. The evening was structured as follows. Firstly, I gave a brief introductory presentation on DLT, including some usage cases across industries such as banking, insurance, music and public…

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Brexit - Still far from settled

Brexit - Still far from settled

To say the timing of AIMA’s (Alternative Investment Management Association) Global and Regulatory Policy Conference in Dublin was fortuitous is an understatement, happening less than one day after the UK and EU announced a conditional agreement for a transition or implementation period, potentially giving businesses an additional 21 months to finalise their Brexit planning. The word conditional here is very important because the transitional arrangement will only be formalised if the withdrawal treaty is fully agreed. To summarise one AIMA attendee, "it is an agreement conditional on an agreement." Any number of issues could wreck UK-EU negotiations over the next 12…

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