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Singapore To Invest S$225m In Fintech Sector

Singapore has committed S$225 million over the next five years to a scheme designed to build a vibrant ecosystem for innovation in fintech. Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) managing director Ravi Menon revealed the investment (around US$167 million) in the Financial Sector Technology & Innovation (FSTI) scheme during a speech. Read more »

Russian and Chinese CSDs Sign MoU

National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, and China Central Depository and Clearing Co., Ltd. (CCDC), China’s central securities depository servicing governmental securities, signed a Memorandum of understanding. The parties agreed to share experience and information, to develop cooperation in the sphere of depository and settlement operations, operational interactions using corresponding accounts (links),... more Read more »

Linedata To Expand Lending & Leasing Services in London

Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, is to make the “Best in Class” lending management solutions in the world market available to UK loan and leasing professionals as it opens its dedicated Lending & Leasing operations from its existing office in London. Read more »

SunGard Wins 2015 Alternative Investment Award for Global Corporate Actions Processing Solution

SunGard has won Wealth & Finance International’s 2015 Alternative Investment Award for its XSP solution in the “Best Equities Broker/Dealer - USA” category. These awards recognize and pay tribute to groundbreaking, forward-thinking and client-friendly businesses across a wide spectrum of global industries and sectors. Read more »

Infront adds new portfolio view and enhanced mobile alerts for improved real-time control over investments

Infront, the leading provider of real-time market data, news and analytics, is continuing its drive to add must-have functionality to its market data terminal with the introduction of a new portfolio view and enhanced mobile alerts. The new capabilities are aimed at helping institutional buy-side and other investors to gain better, real-time control over their investment portfolios. Read more »

Andy Murray Teams Up With Leading Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs

Tennis champion Andy Murray announced today that he has entered a long-term partnership arrangement with Seedrs, the London-based equity crowdfunding platform. The arrangement will see Andy joining the Seedrs Advisory Board to provide advice to the firm with respect to businesses working in the health, sport and wearable technology spaces. Andy will not be offering advice to individual investors or recommending specific campaigns. Read more »

Linear Investments deploys Ancoa market surveillance and analytics across its global brokerage platforms

Ancoa, providers of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy- and sell-side firms, today announced that Linear Investments Ltd, a leading investment manager offering a full-service ‘mini-prime’ brokerage, custody and execution service to smaller and mid-sized hedge funds, has successfully deployed Ancoa’s market surveillance and analytics capabilities for its execution and trading platforms. Read more »

Alternatives versus Traditional Investing in Boston

When coming to Boston, a lot of investors are intrigued by the depth of talent in the traditional mutual fund and increasingly the alternatives side as well. There have been transitions and migrations from Boston’s long-only establishments to the long/short side for many years. Especially since the financial crisis, clients have wanted more protection of capital or less volatility or less correlation with the markets overall, and this has... more Read more »

Partech Ventures Invests €10MM Financing Round For Kantox

Partech Ventures today announced that it has co-led a new €10MM financing round in Kantox,  the pioneer in foreign exchange services for SMEs and mid-cap companies. “With our 2nd significant investment in 18 months, Partech Ventures reaffirms its full commitment to Kantox” explained Philippe Collombel, Managing Partner at Partech Ventures and Kantox board member. Read more »

S&P Capital IQ Expands S&P Ratings Research on Its Platform

S&P Capital IQ®, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), today announced the availability of expanded research and data from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) on its proprietary research platform. Effective today, expanded S&P Ratings’ research is available in real time through S&P Capital IQ’s Investment Research module, a feature that enables subscribers to view, manage and access all of their... more Read more »

Syscap turns 25 on crest of alternative finance wave

Syscap, the UK’s leading independent finance provider, today celebrates a full quarter century in business with new staff appointments, partner benefits and a pledge to raise £25,000 for charity in the year ahead. 21,000 UK organisations, from large enterprises to IT resellers, schools, SMEs and legal firms, have benefited from access to alternative finance worth £1.9bn through Syscap since 1990. Read more »

Objectway launches fully hosted investment solution - Wealth in One®

 Objectway (, a leading provider of software and services to the EMEA investment management industry, today announced the release of its fully hosted digitally enabled investment management solution—Wealth in One®. Wealth in One is a fully integrated front-to-back office solution intended for a broad spectrum of wealth and investment management service providers—from stockbrokers to independent wealth managers. Read more »

Avaloq, DBS, Leonteq and Numerix Join Forces to Create Innovative Platform for Structured Products

Avaloq, DBS, Leonteq and Numerix have signed a letter of intent for the implementation of an integrated multi-issuer investment products distribution system (“IPDS”). The cooperation will enhance the offering and distribution of structured investment products. Through this initiative, Avaloq connects the IPDS to the Avaloq Banking Suite, with DBS as the pilot bank. For the first phase, the new platform will focus on the Asia Pacific region.   Read more »

Infocomm Investments extends its US$200 million fund to European tech startups

Singaporean venture capital firm Infocomm Investments celebrates its launch in London, extending its US$200 million fund to European tech startups. Read more »

Athilon Structured Investment Advisors

Mellon Capital, the San Francisco-based investment boutique of BNY Mellon, has launched its Carbon Efficiency Strategy with $100 million in funding from The McKnight Foundation.  The strategy is designed to provide investors with lower carbon emissions exposure than the broad U.S. equity benchmark. Read more »


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