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35% of International HNWs are Less Likely to Invest in UK Post Brexit

 New data released by ComPeer, the specialist in business performance benchmarking, competitor analysis and research services for wealth managers, private banks and stockbrokers, paints a mixed picture of international mass affluent and High Net Worth (HNW) sentiment in the UK economy following the Brexit referendum result. Read more »

Western Union Invests in Mobile Payments Tech Company

The Western Union (NYSE: WU) Company, announced today that it has made a strategic investment in Walletron, Inc. a pioneer in mobile wallet bill presentment and payment capabilities. The investment supports Western Union’s strategic direction to bring smart and convenient payment experiences to its customers via smartphones. Walletron automates brands’ presence in mobile wallets like Apple Wallet and Android Pay, powering digital engagement and... more Read more »

GoldenSource unveils FRTB solution as market risk pressures mount for banks

GoldenSource, the leading independent provider of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) and Master Data Management (MDM) solutions for the securities and investment management industry, has launched a new data management solution for the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). Read more »

Santander InnoVentures Invests in Tradeshift

Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, today announced its latest portfolio investment in Tradeshift, a leading business commerce and supply chain finance platform based in San Francisco. The Santander InnoVentures investment will be used to further broaden Tradeshift’s capabilities, fuel the development of its platform and grow the ecosystem surrounding its B2B marketplace. Read more »

Juuri Partners Invests Attido

The Finnish private equity company Juuri Partners invests in IT company Attido, which develops financial automation solutions. The company’s new solutions help companies to increase the efficiency of financial administration, improve the accuracy of reporting by automating the routines and free resources for higher value-add work. The estimated value of the global market is 17 billion dollars. Read more »

Finimize Completes Seed Funding Round led by Passion Capital

 Finimize, the London-based start-up making finance more accessible for millennials, has raised £450k (US$590k) seed funding in a round led by Passion Capital. Other investors in the round include Jason Butler, one of the top 100 financial advisers in the UK and author of The Financial Times Guide to Wealth Management. Read more »

Sino-Ocean and KKR Invest in Capital Juda

Leading Chinese property developer Sino-Ocean Group Holding Limited (“Sino-Ocean”; HKEx: 3377) and global investment firm KKR have entered into a definitive agreement to invest in China leading retail outlets developer and operator Beijing Capital Juda Limited (“Capital Juda” or “The Company”; HKEx: 1329) through a combination of new ordinary shares and perpetual convertible bond securities for a total consideration of HKD1,477 million (US$191... more Read more »

VEDC Receives Funds from Wells Fargo to Support Diverse Small Businesses

Valley Economic Development Center, also known as VEDC, is one of 12 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to receive funds from the Wells Fargo Works for Small Busines Read more »

CoInvestor Study Reveals Private Investors Take Control for Higher Returns

Ahead of the Government’s Autumn Statement, alternative assets platform CoInvestor urges the Chancellor not to move further away from the pensions freedoms which have given investors more control and choice over their investments. Nearly half (48%) of mass affluent Britons benefitting from the Government’s changes to pensions legislation in 2015, said this was because it gave them control of their own investments, research carried out by YouGov... more Read more »

Global Risk Technologies Invests in Veridu for Global Expansion and Authentication

 Global Risk Technologies, Europe’s first chargeback management company and parent of Chargebacks911, announces a significant new investment in London-based Veridu, an innovative identity verification service provider for online merchants. Read more »

SimCorp Survey Shows Optimism Among Investment Managers About Own Growth Prospects

SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services for the global financial services industry, today released a survey, which shows significant assets under management (AuM) and revenue growth expectations from investment managers in the next three years. The majority of the surveyed firms cited ‘provision of superior service’ and ‘product innovation’ as the main areas of focus for supporting growth. Read more »

South Africa still open for Business….!

Early this month saw the minister of finance Mr Pravin Gordhan leading a delegation of business leaders, leaders of labour and senior government officials on an outreach mission to New York on 04 - 05 October around a theme "SA Tomorrow Investor Conference" which is on its fourth year running, aimed at showcasing South Africa, its institutions and South African companies to investors in the United States and to reassure them that "South Africa ... more Read more »

AX Trading Group Secures $20 Million Financing

 AX Trading Group, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement which secures a $20 million investment. Source and terms of the investment were not disclosed. The transaction is the first in a series of anticipated strategic moves to expand the firm's global market position. The investment enables AX to expand its global technology footprint into Europe and Asia. Using the proprietary AX technology, market participants worldwide... more Read more »

Alpha Payments Cloud Receives Investment from First Quay Capital

Alpha Payments Cloud, the FinTech industry’s first middleware technology platform that consolidates all vendors across the entire payments, risk and commerce spectrum into one UI, and First Quay Capital, an Australian based private equity firm that invests in early stage, high growth businesses, have joined forces to expand Alpha’s innovative solution within the MENA region. Read more »

Study: Finland Named as the Most Attractive EU Country for FDI

Among EU member states, Finland earns praise for its highly skilled work force, ranking first in knowledge and innovation capacity reveals a recently published study commissioned by the European Commission. This affirms Finland’s position as one of the world’s most innovative economies. Read more »


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