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Reuters Events announces Executives from Goldman Sachs, Blackrock and UBS to join ESG Investment Summit in London

Reuters Events today announced the globally recognised funds that will share how they factoring ESG into their investment strategies at this year’s ESG Investments Europe Summit. The Summit will bring together more than 200 funds and the entire ESG ecosystem at the forefront of investment strategy on May 27-28th. Those taking to the stage, to publicly share their responsible investment commitments include: Read more »

Fintech Fundraising Grew Strongly in Most Major Markets in 2019, Accenture Analysis Finds

Investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures rose sharply in most major markets in 2019, led by gains in the U.S. and U.K. and emerging economies such as India and Brazil, according to Accenture (NYSE: ACN) analysis of data from CB Insights, a global venture-finance data and analytics firm. Despite those gains, the total value of fintech deals globally dipped 3.7%, to US$53.3 billion from US$55.3 billion in 2018, when totals were... more Read more »

OTB Ventures Launches $100 million Fund for Growth Capital Investment in Technology

OTB Ventures (OTB), a leading venture capital fund specialised in investments in technology companies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), today announces the launch of its early growth technology fund – the largest venture capital fund in CEE - with $100m in commitments from international institutional investors, including the European Investment Fund (EIF), and high-profile backers including Greg Jankilevitch. Read more »

ABN AMRO Ventures Invests in Fenergo

ABN AMRO Ventures is investing in Dublin-based Fenergo, a provider of Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) software. The company is a proven market leader within the operational CLM, Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Client Due Diligence (CDD) space, all of which are key priorities for ABN AMRO and the financial industry in general. Read more »

IHS Markit Adds Credit Benchmark Consensus Analytics to Securities Finance Platform

IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced a collaboration with Credit Benchmark in which it will use Credit Benchmark’s credit risk analytics in its Securities Finance platform to offer additional performance measurement and reporting capabilities for global lending programs. Read more »

Moving ESG Into The Mainstream: Drivers And Actions

Bank of America Merrill Lynch found in 2018 that firms with a better ESG record than their peers produced higher three-year returns, were more likely to become high-quality stocks and less likely to have large price declines or go bankrupt. However, study by NN Investment Partners1 showed that more than half of professional investors still think that incorporating ESG into their investment strategy will reduce their returns, with more than 70%... more Read more »

Assetz Capital hits IFISA milestone with £100m invested

More than £100m has now been invested through Assetz Capital’s Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA), making up 23% of all invested funds on the Assetz platform. Over 5,000 Assetz Capital IFISAs have been opened since it launched in 2017, with an average of more than £19,000 held in each of these accounts – nearly three times the average of £6,409 that is held across all ISA types according to the latest HMRC statistics available for the whole market. Read more »

Assetz Capital celebrates as investors rack up £100m in interest

Investors in Assetz Capital have collectively earned £100 million to date in total gross interest. Founded in the wake of the financial crisis in 2013, the marketplace lender has amassed a community of over 37,000 investors to its platform, ranging from banks and institutional lenders to businesses and retail investors. It’s been a record year for Assetz Capital, which has seen almost £100m invested into its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA)... more Read more »

genesis Raises $1.8m to Fuel Growth from Illuminate Financial Management and Tribeca Early Stage Partners

genesis, the international capital markets software firm today announced the closing of its second capital raise, securing $1.8m of investment in a round that was led by Illuminate Financial Management, a U.K. based capital markets venture capital firm and Tribeca Early Stage Partners, a New York venture group. genesis has now raised $5m since its first external capital injection in November 2018. Read more »

Waracle receives £4.8m investment from BGF

Waracle, one of the UK's largest mobile apps and digital products developers, has received a £4.8m investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, to support its long-term growth plans. Waracle designs, develops and manages mobile apps and other digital products, working with some of the UK’s largest businesses across sectors including fintech, digital health and energy. Waracle continues to develop industry... more Read more »

Ripple makes final $20 million investment in MoneyGram equity

MoneyGram, a global provider of innovative money transfer services, today announced that Ripple, a provider of leading enterprise blockchain solutions for global payments, has made the final $20 million investment in MoneyGram equity pursuant to Ripple's original $50 million equity investment commitment made earlier this year.  Ripple purchased the newly-issued equity from MoneyGram at $4.10 per share, which represents a signif Read more »

Invstr brings interactive investing education to mobile with launch of Invstr Academy

Invstr, the award-winning investing app, has announced the launch of Invstr Academy, an interactive and gamified learning experience that enables total beginners to become confident investors. For the first time, beginner investors can build investing knowledge through an intuitive mobile experience, custom-designed for the digital age. Accessed through the Invstr app, Invstr Academy features ten modules, each containing practical information... more Read more »

Singapore-based EDBI named as Pico investor and strategic partner

Pico, a leading provider of technology-as-a-service for the financial markets community globally, today announced that EDBI, a global Asian-based Investor, is now a Pico investor and strategic partner.   Read more »

Income and Wealth not the Driver for Prosperity in High-Growth Markets, Finds New Global Study

Three quarters of people with a below-average income for their country report feeling prosperous; Six in ten people across high-growth markets say access to financial services has helped improve their prosperity; Three quarters think their government has a responsibility to improve access to financial services. A landmark study into the relationship between financial services and prosperity across high-growth markets around the world has... more Read more »

Alliance Investments Announces Plans to Tokenize £500m of UK Real Estate

UK-based Alliance Investments, a direct-to-developer real estate investment company, today announced its plans to tokenize £500m of real estate projects across the UK over the next several years. The first project of its real estate tokenization plan is River Plaza, a 180-unit luxury residential development that is located on the banks of River Irwell and directly opposite of Castlefield in Manchester. Read more »

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