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Africa's CX Summit Discusses Return on Investment

The 2018 edition of CEM Africa will focus on return on investment as the African CX market matures and investment increases. Read more »

Solactive explores The Dilemma of Multiple Share Classes in new Research Blog

A recent FT article described the multiple share class structure as challenging to corporate standards as one share doesn’t necessarily equal one vote anymore. On the other hand, satisfying shareholders by focusing on quarterly earnings forecasts and therefore adopting short-termism overvaluing long-term performance was debated by Warren Buffett, as well as Jamie Dimon. A factor potentially contributing to companies’ long-term performance is the... more Read more »

Marshall Sterling chooses Re:Call from TeleWare for regulatory compliance

Marshall Sterling, a London headquartered investment management organisation, has deployed TeleWare’s Re:Call app to meet regulatory requirements. Marshall Sterling’s advisors had been using TeleWare’s SIM-based mobile solution for a number of years to record all relevant business communications. Whilst this solution ticked all the compliance boxes, it required advisors to carry a separate handset for business calls. Read more »

RSRCHXchange wins ‘Best Investment Research Platform’ at the annual Financial News Trading and Technology Awards

We are delighted to announce that RSRCHXchange won the award for ‘Best Investment Research Platform’ at the annual Financial News Trading and Technology Awards held in London on 15 May, 2018. Read more »

RegTech company ClauseMatch raises $5m in a Series A round led by Index Ventures

ClauseMatch, the RegTech startup that aims to automate the entire regulatory lifecycle to help companies ensure compliance, has announced a Series A investment of $5 million led by Index Ventures joined by Talis Capital and with participation from previous investors, including Speedinvest. The round also involves investment from high-profile angels Tom Glocer, former CEO of Thomson Reuters, and Cristobal Conde, former CEO of Sungard. The funding... more Read more »

Aquila Capital announces new investment strategy for Southern European logistics real estate

Aquila Capital, an investment company specialising in alternative investments, has announced a new investment strategy with a focus on logistics properties in Spain, Italy and Portugal. In total, between EUR 350 and 400 million are to be invested in long-term, fully-let core and core plus properties in selected, highly sought-after logistics locations. The company expects to generate returns of between 7% and 8% (IRR) for its investors. Read more »

Smartkarma opens Frankfurt office to support the build-out of its Research Network across continental Europe

Smartkarma, Asia’s largest provider of independent investment research, today announced the opening of its Frankfurt office, headed by Tim Bruenjes. After recently completing its Series B funding round, led by top-tier venture firm Sequoia Capital, Smartkarma looks to fast-track its growth across Continental Europe offering the MiFID II compliant research network of over 400 independent research providers. Read more »

MoneyLion Secures $42 Million Investment to Accelerate Growth

MoneyLion, the digital personal finance platform for the financial middle class, announced today it has secured a $42 million Series B funding, led by Edison Partners. Existing investors FinTech Collective and Grupo SURA, as well as new investors Greenspring Associates and Danhua Capital also participated in the round. All told, MoneyLion has now raised $67 million in equity financing. Read more »

Smartkarma Raises Series B Round Led by Sequoia

 Smartkarma, Asia’s largest provider of independent investment research, today announced it has closed a Series B round of financing led by Sequoia India, which brings the company’s total funding to US $21 million. Read more »

BUX Completes €10.6 million Funding Round

BUX today announces that it has raised a €10.6 million Series C funding round in order to undertake ambitious product expansion. Read more »

SWIFT enhances connectivity to VPS, the Norwegian Central Securities Depository

SWIFT will reinforce its connectivity to Verdipapirsentralen ASA (VPS), Norway’s central securities depository (CSD), which could make a shift in transaction volume to SwiftNet from other networks. Banks connected to VPS currently use different networks to connect to VPS, SwiftNet being one of them. The banks have the freedom to choose among the network connectivity offered by VPS. By signing the Swift CSD Community Agreement, VPS’s members... more Read more »

BNP Paribas Securities Services and Tata Consultancy Services Partner to Transform Asset Servicing Industry Using Blockchain Technology

BNP Paribas Securities Services teams up with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to deliver an innovative blockchain-based platform, called Corporate Event Connect, which will provide fast, accurate and secure corporate event announcements to clients around the world. Corporate actions processing is one of the most complex areas of asset servicing. Information on the multitude of corporate actions taking place every year is processed and cascaded... more Read more »

Torstone Technology Expands Its Offering Into US Market

Torstone Technology, a leading provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing, today announces that Peel Hunt, an independent corporate broking, advisory and trading house focusing on mid & small-cap companies, is expanding its use of Inferno for its US business, Peel Hunt Inc. Read more »

Ping An Securities goes live with FusionCapital from Finastra

Ping An Securities has implemented FusionCapital from Finastra  throughout its operations in Greater China. The business, part of China’s Ping An Group, is now using the flexible Finastra platform to help extend its securities brokerage capabilities on a global scale – meaning it can boost revenues as it enters new markets. 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 »

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