Donie Lochan, Global Head of Technology, Invesco and Colin Fitzgerald, Head of EMEA Institutional Business, Invesco
The fourth industrial revolution is upon us, and innovation is a priority at many companies to ensure their relevance and competitiveness are maintained. As a part of this revolution, a growing alternative finance industry is changing the way individuals and organisations interact with the flow of global capital, and new entrants and incumbents are envisioning new kinds of products and distribution methods.
Invesco explores innovation through internal exploration and partnering with an external fintech innovation community that is focused on driving emerging technology forward. For example, Invesco recently partnered with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the Academy of Internet Finance at Zhejiang University and the Asian Development Bank Institute, to examine the effects of alternative financial systems in the Asia Pacific region. The group is collectively delving into the finer details of how alternative finance is influencing and impacting economic operations across different parts of the world, using data collected from more than 1,000 platforms from China and the 29 other countries and territories comprising the area.
The appetite for innovation extends globally. “The Invesco Technology SIP (strategy, innovation and planning) team is using emerging technology layers to explore the art of the possible and to help showcase new opportunities and business models,” said Dave Dowsett, Global Head of Technology Strategy, Innovation, and Planning at Invesco. “Following an ideation workshop on the subject of tokenised economics for professional investors held at Level39 in London, we started to trial value chains linked to this concept early in 2018. This resulted in the Technology SIP team further examining the tokenisation of real estate asset for the benefit of the company.”
Interested in trialling a product?
Please contact Nicolas Steiner, Director of Technology and Innovation – EMEA and APAC at Invesco