Fast-paced energy transition expected to increase world equity returns by 6 percentage points over the next ten years

Today Ortec Finance, a market-leading provider of technology and solutions  for risk and return management, in partnership with Cambridge Econometrics, launches the first-ever Systemic Climate Risk Scenario Solution. The newly developed systemic climate-risk aware economic and financial outlooks show that a rapid shift to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy is likely to generate more attractive returns for investors in the short term... more Read more »

Finantix boosts leadership team with senior Brand and Marketing Communications appointment

Finantix, the global provider of digital enabling software for the banking, wealth and insurance sectors, has appointed Marc Bussell to the role of Global Marketing Director. Bussell joins Finantix as the company continues to expand in markets across Europe, Asia and North America. His appointment follows the strategic investment in Finantix by Motive Partners announced late 2018 and represents a further key step in building out the firm’s brand... Read more »


Wealthify, the online investment service which last month launched its first Junior ISA, today continues its vision to get the nation investing by reminding parents that a huge £70,000 could be accumulated, by the time their child turns 30, by saving just £20 per week. Read more »

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 »

Savers at mercy of widening pensions advice gap

 An advice gap exists in the UK, having started in the wake of the 2013 retail distribution review (RDR). This resulted in advisers making their charges transparent for consumers – and putting people with low wealth off seeking advice. Read more »

Swanest launches global portfolio tracking service across any stocks, ETFs, mutual funds and crypto currencies

Swanest, a robo-advisor that makes intelligent investing simple, today announced that its smart, global investment hub is now live. As part of this investment technology platform, the first service consists of a digital portfolio tracker that helps investors create a holistic view of their savings and investments consisting of any stocks, ETFs, mutual funds and crypto currencies. Read more »


BNP Paribas today announced the launch of the BNP Paribas MGI Systematic Currency Alpha Index using artificial intelligence through machine learning. The index, created by BNP Paribas in partnership with Millennium Global Investments (MGI), went live in Q1 2019. Read more »

TradingScreen Launches QUO, Simplified Workflow Solution for Wealth Managers and Announces Will Lawton as Head of QUO

TradingScreen Inc. (TS), the all-asset class order and execution management system (OEMS), today announced the global launch of  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 »

Investec: UK tech growth stunted by lack of effective channel partnerships

Research published today by Investec shows that too few tech businesses are taking advantage of developing effective ecosystems of sales partners (their channel programmes) to achieve scale-up growth rates. While IT companies have forecasted an average annual growth of eight per cent over the next three years, too many are missing their potential to achieve scale-up growth of 20 per cent or more with poor channel performance a major contributing... more Read more »

Citi Launches Digital Onboarding for Institutional Clients through CitiDirect BE

Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) has launched  CitiDirect BE® Digital Onboarding setting new standards of excellence for client experience. The new digital account opening experience for institutional clients is now available in North America and across six countries in Western Europe. This ground-breaking solution will be rolled out across the rest of EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America in the coming quarters. Read more »

ADIB launches 100% Capital Protected Equities Basket Note in companies with superior work environment

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, has launched a 100% capital protected 'Happy Workplace' equities basket note, designed to capture the outperformance of companies that have a motivated and productive workforce. Read more »


The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the leading industry association for the blockchain technology ecosystem, has launched a Blockchain Education Initiative to draw attention to the innovative blockchain work that leading academic institutions around the world are undertaking to promote a greater understanding of blockchain technology and its numerous applications. Read more » celebrates two years of operation

It has been exactly two years since the launch of the European P2P investment platform For the time of operation, it has demonstrated steady growth and raised €5.6 million of investments, which allowed to finance 760,000 loans totaling €66 million.    Read more »

Allianz X Increases Fund Size to €1 Billion

Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, announced today it has received additional investment from Allianz SE, increasing its fund size to €1 billion. The increase is the result of Allianz X’s investment track record, successful collaborations with growth companies as well as the contribution towards the Group’s overall digital transformation strategy. The funds will be used to make additional direct investments in digital... more Read more »


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