Investment Management

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 »

DriveWealth and Trading Central Announce Strategic Partnership

DriveWealth, LLC, a leader in global digital trading technology, today announced a strategic partnership with Trading Central, a global leader of financial market research and investment analytics.  The new relationship will allow the two companies to leverage the complementary elements of their businesses:  seamless, digital, mobile-first transaction capabilities and sophisticated, accessible and actionable financial content. Read more »

Abacus Group Wins Best Technology-Overall at 2018 Alt Credit European Services Awards in London

Abacus Group, a leading provider of hosted IT solutions and application hosting for alternative investment firms, has been recognized as the winner of “Best Technology-Overall” at the 2018 Alt Credit European Services Awards which took place in London on 31st October. Read more »

Portfolio complexity increasing in Fiduciary Management and Outsourced CIO industry

A new global survey from Milestone Group, providers of OCIO, Delegated and Fiduciary management technology solutions, has revealed that portfolio strategies are growing increasingly complex. Portfolio complexity also looks set to increase, with an even larger majority outlining that they expect the complexity of their portfolios to continue to grow. The implications of a more complex portfolio are extensive, causing OCIO managers to look to... more Read more »

Aquila Capital to acquire Portuguese hydropower portfolio from EDP

The alternative investment specialist Aquila Capital has agreed with EDP, Portugal’s biggest energy company, to acquire a portfolio of 21 operational small-scale hydropower plants located in Northern and Central Portugal with a total capacity of approximately 100 MW. The investment marks Aquila Capital’s first step into Portugal’s hydropower market.  Read more »

AQUILA CAPITAL WINS SWEDISH RENEWABLE ENERGY AWARD 2018

Aquila Capital, the alternative investment company, is delighted to announce that it has been voted the winner of the Swedish Renewable Energy Award 2018. The award, given by the Swedish Wind Energy Association (SWEA), was presented during the VIND conference in Stockholm on October 24th. The aim of the award is to highlight role models in the business world that understand the need for renewable energy and the industry’s key role in this... more Read more »

Tinkoff Bank launches Tinkoff Investments Premium

Tinkoff Bank announces the launch of Tinkoff Investments Premium offering access to over 10,000 global securities (the most extensive catalogue in the Russian market) and providing personal manager services directly in the mobile app. Read more »

Profile Software is sponsoring the UK Finance Digital Innovation Summit

Profile Software, an international financial solutions provider, announced today that it supports the proceedings of the UK Finance Digital Innovation Summit, taking place on 18 September 2018 in CodeNode, London, to showcase the latest developments in its award-winning Banking and Investment Management solutions. Read more »

CoInvestor Technologies selected for Tech Nation’s FinTech Programme

CoInvestor Technologies (CoInvestor), has been selected to be part of Tech Nation’s inaugural Fintech programme this autumn. The technology company digitising the management of alternative assets for advisers, fund managers and private investors was chosen following a rigorous selection process to meet Tech Nation’s criteria. Read more »

Infosys and Temasek Set Up A Joint Venture in Singapore

 Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced the formation of a joint venture with Temasek, the global investment company headquartered in Singapore. The joint venture will integrate teams from Infosys and the operations ofTemasek’s wholly owned subsidiary in Singapore, Trusted Source Pte Ltd (“Trusted Source” or the “joint venture”), which currently delivers IT services to... more Read more »

Caitong Securities goes live with Horizon platform for Options trading on Shanghai Stock Exchange

Horizon Software(Horizon), the leading global technology provider for electronic trading and investment management, announced today that the China-based securities firm Caitong Securities  has gone live with its Options Trading platform to trade SSE 50 ETF options on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.    Read more »

SoftBank Vision Fund to put $100m into China tech joint venture

Softbank’s Vision Fund is to make a $100m investment to expand the technology business of Chinese online insurer ZhongAn. The $100bn investment fund, which has shaken up the world of technology investing over the past three years, will own a majority stake in the business, with plans to use ZhongAn’s technology in a number of its global investments, such as in Uber and its Chinese rival Didi Chuxing. Read more »

Augmentum Fintech plc invests total of £7min fintech companies

Augmentum Fintech plc (LSE: AUGM) (“Augmentum” or the “Company”), one of Europe’s leading fintech venture capital investors, announces an aggregate of £7 million of investment in three leading European fintech companies – Tide, Previse and DueDil. Read more »

Thales and Gemalto announce Regulatory Clearance from the Minister of Innovation in Canada

Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto (the "Offer"), the publication of the Offer Document, and the joint press release of Thales and Gemalto dated 10 August 2018 in relation to the further extension of the Acceptance... more Read more »

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