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Technology can counter investor conservatism

Technology can counter investor conservatism

“For too long the best investments have been out of reach, even for the majority of sophisticated investors. Investment technology platforms can democratise access to private investments, helping investors to build more diverse, resilient, and higher performing investment portfolios,” says Kinson Lo, founder of London-based online investment platform Dot Investing. In this op-ed Lo explains how he believes tech can streamline the investment process and why it's particularly important during times like these.

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How PE can gain from shifts in the payments sector

How PE can gain from shifts in the payments sector

With Covid-19 raising concerns over the risk of infection from physical cash exchanging hands, the payments industry looks set to see a seismic shift in its modus operandi as developed economies navigate through and out of lockdown restrictions. Private Equity Wire caught up with Ravi Sharma, banking and payments lead analyst at data analytics and consulting firm Global Data, to hear about some of the most interesting trends that will affect the payments industry going forward.

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“IT sector will lead the recovery,” says ex BlackRock tech manager

“IT sector will lead the recovery,” says ex BlackRock tech manager

The world of private capital has witnessed a solid number of tech fund closures and tech related deals since the coronavirus crisis began. But despite the sharp rally that started in March and continued through April though, William De Gale, co-portfolio manager of BlueBox Global Technology, is cautioning against thinking that the rest of 2020 will be plain sailing for technology.