Asset Management

Invesco launches blockchain ETF with Elwood Asset Management

Invesco is launching an innovative ETF (exchange traded fund) designed to target companies with potential to generate real earnings from blockchain technology. The Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain UCITS ETF has been developed in partnership with Elwood Asset Management (“Elwood”), an investment firm specialising in providing institutional investors with exposure to digital assets and blockchain technology. Read more »

OpenFin launches Cloud Services to accelerate digital transformation across capital markets

OpenFin, the operating system (OS) of finance, today announced the launch of OpenFin Cloud Services, providing every bank, asset manager, hedge fund and wealth management firm with its own FDC3-standard private app store and workspace management solution out of the box, eliminating the need for time-consuming and costly internal builds. Read more »

Ortec Finance launches Goal-based Financial Planning solution on Salesforce AppExchange

Today Ortec Finance, a market-leading provider of quantitative modeling software for the global wealth management sector, has launched its goal-based financial planning software – OPAL — on Salesforce AppExchange, the world's leading enterprise cloud marketplace. With this solution, Ortec Finance will deliver institutional-grade wealth management capabilities and assisted robo-advice in wealth planning with involvement of a relationship manager. Read more »

Block Asset Management Sarl- launches Blockchain Multi Strategy Certificate

LUXEMBOURG-domiciled and CSSF registered AIFM Block Asset Management has created its first blockchain multi-strategy certificate, just one year on from the launch of its successful blockchain/cryptocurrency fund of funds. The open-ended tracker certificate is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Borse) and will track the performance of Block Asset Management’s blockchain and crypto fund, which invests in a carefully selected portfolio of... more Read more »

Liechtenstein’s LGT goes live with Avaloq Banking Suite in Austria

The Avaloq Banking Suite is now available in Austria: The Austrian unit of LGT, the international private banking and asset management group owned by the Princely House of Liechtenstein, has gone live with the Avaloq Banking Suite. The roll-out complements similar activation projects for LGT with Avaloq in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong. All of the group's core strategic markets now use the same banking system. Read more »

BAILLIE GIFFORD SELECTS CORFINANCIAL FOR GLOBAL TRADE PROCESSING

corfinancial, a leading provider of specialist software and services to the financial services sector, is supporting Baillie Gifford in establishing an end-to-end post-trade operating model. After a detailed market evaluation process, Baillie Gifford selected corfinancial’s post-trade solution salerio to automate its global trade processing. Read more »

EToro adds ZCash

EToro, the global, multi-asset, investment platform with over ten million registered users, has today added ZCash (ZEC) to its product range. This brings the total number of cryptoassets available on eToro to 14. ZCash is a decentralised payments network, designed to offer users greater privacy options. Often referred to as a competitor to Bitcoin, Zcash was developed in 2016, and counts Johns Hopkins University’s cryptographer Matthew D. Green... more Read more »

The GBBC strengthens its Board with the appointment of Fidelity Digital Assets’ Tom Jessop

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the leading association for the blockchain ecosystem, has appointed Tom Jessop, president of Fidelity Digital Assets℠ and head of Corporate Business Development at Fidelity Investments, to its board. Tom’s appointment to GBBC’s board will be formalized at the next general assembly meeting. Read more »

Objectway Acquires Algorfin From Unione Fiduciaria

Objectway, the leading Fintech group in Italy and one of the premier European players in software and services for the wealth, investment and asset management industries, acquired Algorfin, the software and services division of Unione Fiduciaria S.p.A. Algorfin is specialised in IT and administrative outsourcing services for Asset Management Companies, Custodian Banks and other financial operators, through the Archimede, Diogene and Archimede... more Read more »

Seed CX targets institutional investors with digital asset wallet launch

The digital asset market, long dominated by individual retail traders, is attracting the interest and participation of institutional investors. To give these investors the same degree of operational confidence that they have with more traditional financial and commodity markets, Seed CX, a leading institutional digital asset exchange and settlement agent, today introduced an innovative new digital asset wallet solution featuring on-chain... more Read more »

genesis partners with OpenFin to accelerate digital transformation in capital markets

genesis, the international capital markets software firm and OpenFin are pleased to announce their partnership, to provide clients with scalable and interoperable technology and desktop solutions, built and deployed at great speed. The partnership helps drive front to back office digital transformation projects across capital markets - from the server to the desktop - bringing together genesis’ ability for agile software development and OpenFin’... more Read more »

Trustology Announces $8M Seed Investment for Digital Asset Safeguarding

Trustology, a ConsenSys-incubated company for securing digital assets, announced today that it has raised $8 million in a seed round led by Two Sigma Ventures, the early-stage venture capital fund of Two Sigma. ConsenSys, the global blockchain company founded by Ethereum Co-founder Joseph Lubin, also participated in the financing. Both investors will be joining Trustology’s board of directors. Read more »

Finicity Announces Partnership with Princeton Mortgage for Effortless Digital Mortgage Origination

Finicity, a leading provider of real-time financial data aggregation and insights, announced today it is working with mortgage banker Princeton Mortgage to auto Read more »

Linedata ushers in the next generation of electronic trading with Trade Informatics’ START

Linedata (Euronext Paris: LIN), a global provider of credit and asset management technology, data and services, announced it is teaming up with leading quantitative analytics firm, Trade Informatics (TI) to usher in the next generation of trading and advanced pre-trade analytics beyond how the market has traditionally defined and imagined transaction cost analytics (TCA).   Read more »

The divestment of Nordea Ejendomme finalised

All conditions have been fulfilled for the sale of the Danish property asset management company Nordea Ejendomme, disclosed on 28 August 2018, and the sale was finalised on 29 November 2018. Upon completion of the transaction it is expected to result in a capital gain amounting to approximately EUR 35 million for Nordea, expected to be recognised in the line item Other operating income in the fourth quarter of 2018. Costs are reduced by... more Read more »

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