Financial Markets / Trading


Russian and Chinese CSDs to co-operate on post-trade blockchain

By Finextra

During an official visit to China, National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, signed a memorandum of understanding with China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited (CSDC), China’s central securities depository providing services to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. (more…)

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

October 25, 2016


Convergex licenses The OptionEyes

By Finextra

Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement granting it an exclusive license to The OptionEyes, a front-end technology platform that helps active traders manage and trade positions in an options or equity portfolio. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

October 25, 2016


Japanese asset management startup WealthNavi raises $15M

By  for VentureBeat

Tokyo-based WealthNavi, the company offering a technology-based asset management service under the same name, announced on Wednesday that it has fundraised 1.5 billion yen (about $15 million) in a series B round. Participating companies in this round were SBI Holdings, SBI Investment, Mizuho Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, DBJ Capital, and Infinity Venture Partners. (more…)

Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, InspirAsia, Japan, PFM/PFP services

October 16, 2016


This Bitcoin-Only Platform Reinvents Stock, Commodities & Forex Trading

By Elliot Maras for CCN

Whaleclub marks a new era in global financial markets as a trading platform that allows anyone to trade the markets with bitcoin, without needing to link a bank account. Traders can go long or short on cryptocurrencies, forex, commodities, indices, and stocks – using just bitcoin.


Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Financial Markets / Trading

October 15, 2016


DriveWealth and Alkanza bring robo advisory services to Latin America

By Finextra

DriveWealth, a U.S.-based broker-dealer, is pleased to announce its partnership with Alkanza Inc., a Silicon Valley based Registered Investment Advisor. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, PFM/PFP services

October 12, 2016


Estonia’s Funderbeam is building a blockchain-based “stock exchange” for startups

By  for TechCrunch

Headed up by Kaidi Ruusalepp, who was previously CEO of the Nasdaq Tallinn stock exchange, Estonia’s Funderbeam is on a mission to build what she calls a “funding and trading engine for growth companies”. (more…)

Blockchain, Deals, Financial Markets / Trading

October 12, 2016


Good technology today needs to be good technology tomorrow: how brokers are approaching their techno

By Brian Collings for Finextra

We are still seeing the impact of the post financial crisis regulatory changes taking effect and some very significant parts of it such as MiFID II have not even been implemented as yet.  However, we have already seen market participants and in particular UK brokers starting to make wholesale changes in their approach to technology. These can be boiled down into four key themes. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, Global trends

October 11, 2016


Helping retail investors gain an edge

By Aaron Low for The Business Times

App that alerts retail investors of moves by the smart money takes top prize in early stage category. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, PFM/PFP services, Singapore

October 10, 2016


Pound flash crash has traders blaming algorithmic trading for selling frenzy

By The Business Times

[SINGAPORE] Two minutes of chaos in Asian trading sparked a plunge in the pound to a 31-year low, with traders saying the slump was exacerbated by computer-initiated sell orders. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, news

October 7, 2016


UK derivatives analytics firm OpenGamma raises $13.3 million from Accel, ICAP

By Jonathan Keane for

OpenGamma, a London-based financial software and derivatives risk analytics provider, has raised $13.3 million from Accel and ICAP with participation from former SunGard CEO Cristóbal Conde. (more…)

Deals, Financial Markets / Trading

October 7, 2016


IntercontinentalExchange completes take-over of S&P pricing and data units

By Finextra

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, announced it has today completed its all-cash acquisition of S&P Global’s (SPGI) Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations (SPSE), a leading provider of fixed income evaluated pricing, and Credit Market Analysis (CMA), a leading provider of independent data for the over-the-counter (OTC) markets, including credit derivatives and bonds. The transaction was announced in March. (more…)

Deals, Financial Markets / Trading

October 5, 2016


Robinhood debuts advanced trading tools after processing $12 billion in transactions

By Ken Yeung for VentureBeat

Investment app Robinhood has set out to make stock trading simple and frictionless for the millennial generation. And while it already offers commission-free trading of stocks in the public space, there are users who want to do more. That’s why today the company is introducing Robinhood Gold, a premium suite of tools for experienced investors. (more…)

Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

September 29, 2016