Should Investing in Funds Be as Easy as Betting on a Football Game?
Thoughts from GemCap UK and Group CEO Stuart Alexander on the debate about making private funds accessible to investors, and the importance of advice and seeking professional guidance for investors. It’s all about advice I had a great time last week at Funds Congress in London, sponsored by Carne, Dechert’s and PWC. A worthwhile event […]
Affinity Launches Fund on GemCap Platform
GemCap are delighted to announce the latest fund to launch on the GemCap Investment Funds Plc platform. Affinity Private Wealth (Affinity) has launched the Affinity Sustainable Growth Fund, building on their successful 5-year track record of managing assets in this space. The Irish-domiciled UCITS solution is categorised as an Article 8 fund, as defined by […]
Bitcoin Reminds Us to Ask: ‘Where Is – And How Safe Is – My Money?’
GemCap UK Non-Executive Chairman Jonny Fry reflects on the lessons to be learned from the collapse of FTX and its effect on the way investors hold their assets. Life, as we know, is a constant lesson. Strangely, some lessons, no matter how painful, seem hard for many of us to grapple, to learn from and […]
Is the Digitalisation of $100trillion of Assets a Lifeline for Traditional Stock Exchanges?
GemCap UK Non-Executive Director Jonny Fry explores the benefits of digitalisation and tokenised assets for the asset management industry. The asset management industry is beginning to understand the benefits of digitalisation and is offering digital funds to investors. The underlying funds remain the same, but are made available in a digital wrapper. These new digital […]
Will Digital Currencies Wane or Flourish as Banks Adopt ISO 20022?
Another insightful article from GemCap UK Non-Executive Chairman Jonny Fry, on the introduction of ISO 20022 next year and how it will impact digital currencies. The introduction of ISO 20022 in March 2023 will be a huge upgrade for the way banks exchange information about payments. ISO 20022 will allow much more structured data to […]
Could Uncle Sam’s Greenback Be Replaced By a ‘Green-Backed’ Digital Currency?
GemCap UK Non-Executive Chairman Jonny Fry on the future of the US$ and what might replace it. For over 100 years the US$ has been the world reserve currency. Whilst its demise has been heralded many times, as with all things, at some time it will be replaced. But by what? Will Brazil, Russia, India, […]
Ciarán Whooley Joins GemCap Finance Team
GemCap is pleased to welcome Ciarán Whooley to the team this month. Ciarán joins us as part of the finance team and is the Designated Person with responsibility for Capital & Financial Management (PCF-39A), and will be providing cover for Cherie Quah. Ciarán graduated with a BComm and accounting post-graduate in UCD, trained with Arthur […]
A Little Bit of What You Fancy? Suit You, Sir!
GemCap UK and Group CEO Stuart Alexander on eating calf’s foot – and the importance of taking risks and stepping out of the comfort zone for fund managers. I am currently working in France and enjoying all the benefits that a beautiful country like France can offer whilst attending the various management meetings, board meetings, […]
Traditional Finance Firms Are Building the Infrastructure For Digital Assets – But What Are They Really Focused On?
Thoughts from GemCap UK Non-Executive Chairman Jonny Fry, on the infrastructure changes traditional finance firms are making in preparation for digital assets, and what the bigger picture might be. Global financial institutions have built the infrastructure to buy, sell and store cryptocurrencies. However, given that cryptos are relatively small in terms of adoption and market […]
The Music Industry Has Digitally Transformed – Now the Asset Management Sector is Too
A blog post from Jonny Fry, GemCap UK Non-Executive Chairman, on the imminent digital transformation of the asset management sector. Many industries have put a digital wrapper around their businesses, promoting themselves online via their websites, emails, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, etc. However, digital transformation is about business transformation and not merely about having the […]