Investment Management

STYLE ANALYTICS FURTHER ENHANCES PEER INSIGHTS PRODUCT WITH ENVESTMENT DATA

Style Analytics, the provider of factor-based analysis software for investment professionals, announces that it is enhancing its Peer Insights product with data from eVestment, a global leader in institutional investment data and analytics. Read more »

M1 Finance unveils checking account

M1 Finance, the free, automated banking and investing platform, today announced M1 Spend, the checking account and debit card that enables customers to fully experience the best of digital money management. The new checking account and card will launch later this year. The new functionality integrates seamlessly with the M1 app’s intuitive and fully customizable investment portfolios and flexible, low-cost line of credit to provide a convenient... more Read more »

WealthTech firm WeInvest taps North Asia

WeInvest, a Singapore-based WealthTech firm, announced today its entry into North Asia with the appointment of Thomas Tse as Head of Sales. Thomas will lead WeInvest’s efforts to provide digital wealth solutions to financial institutions across Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and South Korea. WeInvest’s products cater to the needs of both the affluent and High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs), wealth managers and others targeting the mass market and... more 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 »

Eagle’s IBOR Solution Selected by Great Eastern

Eagle Investment Systems LLC, a BNY Mellon company, today announced that Great Eastern has selected Eagle ACCESSSM, Eagle’s secure private cloud, as well as the Eagle Investment Book of Record (IBOR) solution. Building on its relationship with BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, Great Eastern will move its current Data Management solution to Eagle ACCESSSM and create an IBOR to help enhance its investment decision-making capabilities.   Read more »

Neueda launches Scrutiny to increase investment firm efficiencies

Capital Markets technology specialists Neueda has launched a comprehensive service aimed at helping investment firms enhance competitiveness, improve efficiency and streamline costs through test automation. Combining Neueda’s industry experience and its leading automation technology, Scrutiny has been developed to reduce cost of ownership of front office applications to capital markets firms and improve time to market through test automation and... more 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 »

Abacus Group Launches AbacusID™, Offering Single Sign-on to Third-Party Applications

Abacus Group, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions for alternative investment firms, today announced the launch of Abacus, a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) feature that provides clients with single sign-on to third-party applications. The secure and flexible identity management solution simplifies and improves control over employees’ access to a variety of web-based applications, ranging from administrative tools such as payroll and... more Read more »

INVESTEC CLICK & INVEST REDUCES MINIMUM INVESTMENT AMOUNT

Investec Click & Invest, the online investment service, today announces it has reduced its minimum investment amount to £2,500. The change, which is effective immediately, advances Click & Invest's mission to broaden its service to more investors.  Read more »

Savills IM transacts EUR 4.2 billion in 2018 on back of record capital raising

Savills Investment Management (“Savills IM”), the international real estate investment manager, transacted EUR 4.2 billion in 2018, with EUR 1.1 billion of disposals and EUR 3.1 billion of acquisitions. The firm now manages a company record of EUR 18.3 billion assets. Read more »

Israel’s Magenta Venture Partners announces first closing of a new $100M fund focused on early stage Israeli startups

Israeli VC firm Magenta Venture Partners announced today a new venture capital fund targeting $100 million. The new fund had its initial closing in October 2018 and is planning its final closing in 2019. Read more »

Finantix announces a strategic growth investment by Motive Partners

Finantix today announced that it has signed an agreement with Motive Partners, a global private equity firm focused on growth investments in financial technology companies. Motive Partners will become a majority shareholder in Finantix and will support the company and the founders in extending the functional footprint of the product and in accelerating geographic expansion. Read more »

Aquila Capital launches its first green bond with a volume of EUR 50m

The alternative investment specialist Aquila Capital has launched a green bond with a volume of EUR 50m and a duration of five years via the Norwegian hydropower operator Småkraft AS to finance the company’s further growth. With over 100 hydropower-plants across Norway and an annual energy production of 1 TWh, Småkraft AS is already the biggest independent operator of small-scale hydropower plants in Europe. The additional financing is being... more Read more »

Ascension Ventures Announces 14 New Investors

Ascension Ventures, the London-based investment firm, today announced a funding round, which will see the addition of 14 new Venture Partners. The group strengthens Ascension’s core belief in entrepreneurs investing in entrepreneurs, bringing in active UK and US investors with a number of them already successfully-exited entrepreneurs. Ascension’s bolstered experience in early stage investments and deep sector knowledge will increase deal-flow... more Read more »

Axioma seals contract with LGIM to implement Axioma Risk

Axioma announced today that Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, has selected Axioma Risk, the enterprise-wide risk-management solution providing timely, consistent and comparable views of multi-asset class risk across the front, middle and back offices. Read more »

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