Investment Management

OpenInvest Creates App for Real-time Proxy Voting

OpenInvest, an online investment advisor empowering individuals to drive social change with their dollars, today launched its first iPhone app.  The most anticipated feature is the unveiling of the world’s first digital democracy - the ability to vote in the shareholder resolutions that matter most, with a simple swipe. OpenInvest’s patent-pending new feature solves traditional challenges of proxy voting (a ballot cast by a shareholder in a... more Read more »

BNP Paribas Securities Services to Boost Trade Processing Efficiency with New Artificial Intelligence Tool

BNP Paribas Securities Services is implementing Smart Chaser, a trade matching tool using artificial intelligence and predictive analysis, to further automate the trade processing services it provides to investment managers. Read more »

SMEs Turning to Big Data to Seek Competitive Gains

Nearly two thirds (63%) of small businesses are looking to big data to benefit their business, according to research by Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group. Read more »

Investoo Group Acquires RoboAdvisors.com in Bid to Revolutionise Portfolio Management Industry

Leading FX affiliate firm Investoo Group is pleased to announce its latest acquisition in the retail investment space. The acquisition of RoboAdvisors.com marks the company's expansion into the Portfolio Management industry. With a commitment to making portfolio management affordable and accessible, RoboAdvisors.com is set to become the leading robo advisor comparison site. Read more »

Ancala Strengthens Asset Management and Investment Teams with Two Appointments

Ancala Partners (‘Ancala’), the independent mid-market infrastructure investment manager, has strengthened its infrastructure asset management and investment teams with two new appointments. Read more »

Thomson Reuters introduces LEI Profiling Service for MiFIDII

In answer to a requirement taking effect on Jan. 3, 2018 that investment firms uniquely identify parties to trades or transactions under Europe’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), Thomson Reuters is launching its LEI Profiling Service, a dedicated solution for financial institutions to perform a health check on their LEI (legal entity identifier) content and help them comply with MiFID II. Read more »

ABN Amro Unveils Sustainable Investment Tool

From the local florist stall to the large metalworking factory in an industrial park – starting today, all of ABN AMRO’s business clients can go online to see what they can do to make their commercial premises more sustainable. Read more »

Replacing Legacy Payment Processors for Retailers: Crypto Improvement Fund, With Its Unique Model, Announces ICO

The Canadian Crypto Improvement Fund (CIF) has announced the launch of its innovative project, finding a way to get businesses involved in an untapped market worth over 150 billion dollars. The company has introduced the CIF asset, which offers all-in-one functionality as a business incentive, marketing tool, and customer loyalty program. The platform has announced the crowdsale of its digital asset, CIF which starts on October 1st, 2017. The... more Read more »

State Street Combines Quantitative Power of Machine Learning with Human Expertise to Launch Quantextual℠ Idea Lab

Investment professionals today are inundated with research reports from the sell side, the buy side and academia. Top financial research teams can produce enough content to consume 24 reams or 12,000 sheets of paper per day. To help address this information overload, State Street (NYSE:STT) has launched QuantextualSM Idea Lab, which combines the power of machine learning with the knowledge of human experts in order to help investment... more Read more »

State Street Launches Growth Readiness Indicator

As part of the publication of its latest study, A New Climate for Growth: Cultivating Asset Intelligence to Thrive1, State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) today announced the launch of  a new Growth Readiness benchmarking tool that enablesusers to measure their preparedness for future growth against their peers. Read more »

State Street Launches Growth Readiness Indicator

As part of the publication of its latest study, A New Climate for Growth: Cultivating Asset Intelligence to Thrive1, State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) today announced the launch of  a new Growth Readiness benchmarking tool that enablesusers to measure their preparedness for future growth against their peers. Read more »

Linedata Launches New Interface to DTCC’s CTM in Support of MiFID II and Industry Requirements

Linedata (Euronext Paris:LIN), the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced the extension of its 10-year strong partnership with The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure. Read more »

SimCorp and TradingScreen Form Front Office Alliance

SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services to the global financial services industry, and TradingScreen Inc. (TS), the leading multi-asset class Execution Management System (EMS) provider, today announce a new strategic alliance.    By combining SimCorp and TS’s respective expertise and products in the order and execution management system (OEMS) space, the alliance delivers cross asset coverage to the global buy... more Read more »

TORA Integrates OTAS Analytics to Help Clients Generate Alpha and Meet MiFID II Best Execution Requirements

TORA, provider of the industry’s most advanced cloud-based order and execution management system (OEMS), and OTAS Technologies, a Liquidnet company and specialist provider of market analytics and trader intelligence, announced today that TORA has integrated OTAS Portfolio and Trading Analytics applications into its OEMS platform to help clients generate alpha and meet MiFID II best execution requirements. This development is the latest in a... more Read more »

Barings Provides Financing to Support Genstar Capital Investment in Professional Datasolutions Inc.

Barings, one of the world's leading asset management firms, announced that it served as joint lead arranger and administrative agent on first lien senior secured credit facilities to support Genstar Capital's investment in Professional Datasolutions Inc. ("PDI") and strategic partnership with TA Associates. Ares Capital Corporation served as joint lead arranger and administrative agent on the second lien credit facilities.     Read more »

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