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Fintech 201: ESG Investing with Algos

If you are into fintech, that means you 'get the joke' when it comes to using algorithms aka "algos" and for institutional investors having an ax with regard to environmental, social and governance factors (commonly known as ESG investing), Arabesque Partners, a new player in the fund management space might…Read More

10 April, 2016
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BNP Paribas Gets Blockchain for Crowdfunding

(RaiseMoney.com)-French broker-dealer BNP Paribas "gets the joke" when it comes to fintech applications for equity crowdfunding and is embracing blockchain technology to advance their vision. A subsidiary of BNP Paribas Group has announced a partnership that will find it leveraging blockchain technology to enable private companies to issue securities via equity…Read More

5 April, 2016
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BATS Takes 2nd Stab at IPO

The second time is hoping to be a charm for exchange operator BATS Global Markets as it announced a 2nd stab at an IPO, which will be led by Morgan Stanley and Citi and enable an exit for investors that include BAML and Knight Capital. Bats Global Markets announced the…Read More

5 April, 2016
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Blockchain Babe Blythe Masters in Repo Deal with DTCC

Blythe Masters, the former grand dame of derivatives for investment bank JP Morgan, who after a less-than-glorious exit from her senior role overseeing credit derivatives for House of Morgan and who reinvented herself as a blockchain babe and leads digital ledger startup Digital Asset Holdings, has proven that every cute…Read More

30 March, 2016
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BATS Global is Batty About ETFs-Buys ETF.com

While many people are "koo-koo for Cocoa Puffs", BATS Global is batty about ETFs. On the heels of launching a dedicated electronic exchange platform for ETF products dubbed BATS Marketplace,  BATS Global Markets announced yesterday that is even more batty about ETFs and to prove it, the exchange operator is…Read More

30 March, 2016
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NASDAQ To Buy ISE Options Mart

(Bloomberg)-In what merger-arbitrage experts might call a 'take-under', Nasdaq Inc. is paying less than half the price for what ISE traded for in its last price setting after it agreed to buy Deutsche Boerse AG’s International Securities Exchange for $1.1 billion, catapulting it to the top of the U.S. options…Read More

10 March, 2016
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Pay-to-Play Rebate Schemes Confuse Smartest Traders

Within the context of market structure, the ever-evolving rules of the road for those attempting to navigate how and where to secure best pricing when executing equities orders has become so convoluted thanks to pay-to-play rebate schemes, its not only the curators at MarketsMuse who are scratching their heads, even…Read More

2 March, 2016
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FBI Breaking Its Brand Image In Effort to Break…

James Comey, the former general counsel of global hedge fund Bridgewater Associates and current director of the FBI is, according to thought-leaders across the technology industry, "doing more to break the brand image of the country's top law enforcement agency than it is in doing its job properly" as it…Read More

2 March, 2016
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Symphony Pact With FlexTrade-Shot Across Bloomberg Bow

Symphony, the Wall Street-backed secure messaging platform first designed to displace Bloomberg LP's most ubiquitous feature and further reduce the Street's dependency and technology costs synonymous with having a Bloomberg terminal, has struck another blow in the bow of Bloomberg's boat thanks to the consortium-owned deal with electronic execution system…Read More

26 February, 2016
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TradeWeb Muscles Into ETF Execution Space

Fixed Income trading platform TradeWeb, best known for its dominant role administering OTC government securities trading between global banks and institutional customers is muscling into the world of ETFs. Tradeweb has just launched an electronic over-the-counter marketplace for trading exchange traded funds using a "request-for-quote" aka "RFQ"- based platform that…Read More

3 February, 2016
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Even Blockheads Get Blockchain and Corporate Bond Issuance

MarketsMuse fintech and fixed income curators are both noticing increasing upticks in stories relating to the use of blockchain technology specifically for use within the corporate bond issuance process. We might have been one of the first to focus on this application despite the early stage push back from IT…Read More

21 January, 2016
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Options Mart’s CBOE To Make Major Overhaul

(MarketsMedia : not to be confused with Madmen Media, owner of MarketsMuse.com)- In order to keep up with the demands of today’s high-volume electronic markets and leverage their fintech muscles, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the top options mart player plans to migrate its CBOE and C2 options markets as…Read More

14 January, 2016
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Chicago FinTech Firm: Secondary Market for Crowdfunding

(MarketsMuse courtesy of Chicago Tribune)-The notion of a secondary trading market for crowdfund investments is not new--a topic that MarketsMuse has profiled more than once during past several months, but those efforts have been more noticeable outside the US. That's now changing. Chicago-based CFX Markets launched a platform Tuesday allowing crowdfunding…Read More

6 January, 2016
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Credit Suisse Bids Adieu to Mr. Algo in Wake…

(Bloomberg LP reporting via TradersMagazine) -- Dan Mathisson, aka "Mr. Algo", the executive who helped build Credit Suisse Group AG into an electronic-trading powerhouse over the past decade, plans to leave the bank at the end of next month, according to people familiar with the matter. Mathisson, who most recently…Read More

6 January, 2016
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Babe of Investment Banking Now Babe of Blockchain?

Blythe Masters, once considered the “Babe of Investment Banking” in view of her long tenure and celebrity senior role at JPMorgan—which included her being credited for helping to create those snarkly financial derivative products known as credit default swaps (CDS), has since aspired to become known as either the "Blockchain…Read More

29 December, 2015
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CNBC Trumps Bloomberg In Crowdfund Industry Indices

(RaiseMoney.com) The Equity Crowdfund Industry continues to go mainstream, as evidenced by this week's market data and index intel pact signed between business news platform CNBC and DealIndex, a self-described “global deal and data aggregator for the best crowdfunding opportunities.”  The deal will have the two firms launching four equity…Read More

18 December, 2015
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FinTech Thought Leadership-Sizzle Reels Sell

Being a fintech thought-leader is 'non-trivial' as they say in the software world, but expressing vision, domain fluency and passion is arguably the first step that any aspiring thought leader, or for that matter, any already-established banker who navigates the deal world of Wall Street and surrounding areas needs to…Read More

14 December, 2015
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Goldman Sachs Wants Patent To Settle Trades in Bitcoin…

(TradersMagazine) Trading settlement and clearing could go the way of bitcoin, as white glove bulge bracket brokerdealer Goldman Sachs and fintech aficiondo has filed a patent for technology to settle securities in the cyber cryptocurrency. As first reported in Bitcoin Magazine on November 19, the United States Patent & Trademark Office…Read More

4 December, 2015