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Ayondo to list in Singapore at a valuation of $158 million

ayondo is a FinTech company within social trading with CFD and Spread Betting as a part of its offering. (more…)

Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Global trends, Wealth management

March 23, 2017

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Algomi Receives $10m Strategic Investment from Euronext

By FinSMEs

Algomi, a London, UK-based fixed income technology provider, received a $10m strategic investment.  (more…)

Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

March 3, 2017

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Robo-advisor ‘Chloe’ launches in Japan

By Finextra

Hong Kong-based social trading startup 8 Securities has launched a mobile-only robo-adisory service targeting the millennial generation that constructs portfolios with exchange traded funds (ETFs) listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Japan, Wealth management

February 18, 2017

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31 FinTech Companies Transforming Institutional Investments and Trading

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

Institutional investors control a significant amount of financial assets around the world despite attempts from automated investments apps to open up the market to casual, consumer-investors. The rapid adoption of innovative technology by the startup ecosystem allowed an extensive expansion for online investment platforms, automated investment tools, robo-advisors, and various wealth management solutions. As a result, institutional investors have been empowered with tools to enhance portfolio performance, drive deeper insights from the market and portfolio data, and nowadays, are reliant on computer power for accurate forecasting and market monitoring.  (more…)

About, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Wealth management

February 9, 2017

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Rakuten, JAFCO co-invest in Japanese fintech startup FOLIO’s US$16M Series A

By Sainul Abudheen K for e27

FOLIO, a startup offering an online security brokerage service in Japan, has announced that it has raised 1.8 billion yen (approximately US$16 million) in Series A round from a slew of investors, including JAFCO, Monex Ventures, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital, and Rakuten Fintech Fund. (more…)

Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Japan, Wealth management

February 8, 2017

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Thomson Reuters to Acquire Avox and Clarient

By LTP

Thomson Reuters has signed agreements to acquire Avox Limited and Clarient Global LLC. The businesses run by Avox and Clarient will be integrated into Thomson Reuters’ portfolio of risk management, compliance and reference data offerings after the closing of the deal, which is expected to take place by the end of first quarter. The financial aspects of the deal were not revealed. (more…)

Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

February 8, 2017

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EToro launches funds marketplace

By Finextra

eToro, the world’s leading social trading investment network, has today launched CopyFundsTM for Partners, giving investment companies the ability to create bespoke funds on the popular eToro platform, home to five million retail investors across 140 countries. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Wealth management

February 8, 2017

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Swissquote introduces VR trading app

By Finextra

A Swiss online bank is introducing a virtual reality trading application which uses a VR helmet to create a a 360° trading wall for users to monitor the markets and make trades with a glance. (more…)

Banks, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Mobile-first banks

February 4, 2017

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Singapore’s FinTech Industry Is on the Way to Global Leadership

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

“Singapore has established an enviable position as a leading Asian financial technology center with an exciting innovation ecosystem, a great talent pool and fantastic infrastructure. It also boasts a business-friendly environment so it was therefore an obvious winner when considering locations for new headquarters for our global operations,” said, Yoshio Tomiie, Head of Commerce at Senjō Group, a privately held investment firm, at the unveiling of the company’s new global HQ in Singapore. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Blockchain, Crowdfunding/investing, Cryptocurrencies, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Hotnews, Insurance, Mobile payments/banking, p2p/online lending, Payment processors/providers/gateways, RegTech, Remittances, Security, Singapore

January 26, 2017

Alpaca Closes $1.75M in Funding

By FinSMEs

alpacascan_mobileAlpaca, a San Mateo, CA-based fintech startup building AI and database technology for financial trading, closed $1.75m in venture funding. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

January 25, 2017

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Ayondo kicks off $250k social trading contest

By Finextra

Financial technology group ayondo has opened up registrations for its second Social Trading Championship, with up to USD 250,000 worth of prizes to be won.  (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

January 24, 2017

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Wall Street Blockchain Alliance adds OTC Exchange Network as corporate member

By Finextra

The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA), a 501 (c)(6) non-profit trade association, has announced that OTC Exchange Network (OTCXN) has joined the organization as a corporate member.  (more…)

Blockchain, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

January 24, 2017

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What DTCC’s IBM Blockchain Transition ‘Reimagining’ Credit Derivatives Signifies

By Roger Aitken for Forbes

On the heels of the announcement by the U.S. Depository Trust Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) transitioning a central part of its financial infrastructure onto a blockchain, the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry that processes trillions of dollars, many are wondering what it means for the blockchain market’s future. (more…)

Blockchain, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Government activities

January 23, 2017

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Mercuria introduces blockchain to oil trade with ING, SocGen

By The Business Times

[DAVOS] Trading house Mercuria is working with banks ING and Societe Generale on the first large oil trade based on blockchain technology, as the tradition-bound oil industry tests out digital technology. (more…)

Blockchain, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

January 21, 2017

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Top Business-to-Business Wealth Tech Players

By Julie Muhn for Finovate Blog

If you’ve been following our series on wealth tech, you’ve seen our analysis of the industry as a whole, a review of the top trends, and an examination of B2C wealth tech players. (more…)

About, Financial Markets / Trading, SME

January 21, 2017

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U.S. Financial Regulatory Agency Explores Blockchain’s Impact On Securities Trading

By Lester Coleman for CryptoCoinsNews

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority released a report on blockchain’s impact on the securities industry in its efforts to support financial institutions investing in the technology.

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Blockchain, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Government activities

January 21, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 9: President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his victory tour across the country. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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This App Wants to Help You Trade Stocks Based on Trump Tweets

By Jeremy Quittner for Fortune

Professional traders and hedge fund managers apparently have algorithms and models to account for market turbulence from President-elect Donald Trump’s t weets. Now you can too. (more…)

About, Financial Markets / Trading, news

January 14, 2017

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China: Citic Goldstone, Huagai Capital back $29m Series B in Tiger Brokers

By Tomas S. Noda III for Deal Street Asia

Tiger Brokers Co, a Beijing-based online brokerage company, has raised up to $29 million (RMB 200 million) in a Series B funding round participated in by Citic GoldStone Fund Management Co Ltd, and Huagai Capital. (more…)

About, China, Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

December 28, 2016

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Fintech Startup Cobalt DL Receives Investment from Citi

By FinSMEs

Cobalt DL, a London, UK-based FX post-trade processing network based on distributed ledger technology, received an investment from Citi.

The amount of the deal was not disclosed. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

December 22, 2016

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State Street Is Testing Blockchain for Securities Lending

By Fortune

State Street has tested a blockchain system that it hopes can be used to streamline the securities lending process as the financial industry accelerates efforts to adopt the emerging technology. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

December 22, 2016

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Goldman, JPMorgan to invest in blockchain startup Axoni -sources

By Olivia Oran and Anna Irrera for Reuters

Dec 19 Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and a group of other financial institutions including inter-dealer broker ICAP Plc’s venture arm are finalizing an investment in blockchain startup Axoni, people familiar with the deal said this week. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

December 21, 2016

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Citi investing in fintech firm to examine mystery of flash crashes

By Bloomberg News

Sudden jolts in the currency market may be becoming more frequent, with at least three flash crashes over the course of 14 months. But there is some hope in finding out their causes more quickly. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Financial Markets / Trading

December 20, 2016

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Fundchain Unveils First Insight of Blockchain Proof-Of-Concept for the Investments Funds Industry: The Smart TA

By LTP

The Luxembourg-based blockchain consortium initiated during the summer is now ready to unveil its first outcomes following six months of collaborative work. (more…)

Banks, Blockchain, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

December 17, 2016

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Startup wealth manager Scalable Capital has attracted €100 million in just 10 months

By  for Business Insider

LONDON — Scalable Capital, a so-called “robo advisor” online wealth manager, has passed over €100 million (£83.8 million) in assets less than a year after launching.

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Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

December 15, 2016

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UK online trading school Investoo.com raises $2 million

By  for tech.eu

UK-based online trading school and education platform Investoo has raised $2 million in funding from Optimizer Invest, Kinetic Investments and Right Casino’s Sam Miranda.

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About, Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, news

December 15, 2016

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Korean Blockchain Service Platform Receives State-Authorized Certification

By Samburaj Das for CryptocoinsNews

Korean Fintech startup Blocko’s blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) middleware platform Coinstack has received the state-authorized ‘First Class Gold Software (GS) Certificate’. The recognition that could conceivably see adoption of its blockchain toolkit among public agencies. (more…)

Blockchain, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Government activities, Korea

December 15, 2016

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This Blockchain Startup Allows Confidential Trades

By Fortune

Digital Asset’s latest tech solves big privacy issue. (more…)

Blockchain, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

December 8, 2016

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Saxo Bank Open API to wire up China’s Phoenix Finance

By finextra

Saxo Bank, the multi-asset investment and trading specialist, and Phoenix Finance, a financial technology firm, signed a MOU to form a white label partnership. The integration process will start in Q1 2017.

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Banks, China, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

December 6, 2016

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Asia’s Largest Stock Exchange Operator Forms Blockchain Consortium in Japan, Trials in 2017

By Samburaj Das for CryptocoinsNews

A number of companies have joined the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) To form a consortium that will develop a proof-of-concept blockchain solution for capital market infrastructure. (more…)

Blockchain, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Japan

December 1, 2016