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Asia FinTech Funding Initiative 2x That of US and…

Latest Chinese Fintech FOF Completes Raise of 10-billion-yuan (US $1.8b) as Asia fintech funding continues to eclipse North America and EU allocation to financial technology initiatives.. (Econotimes.com) 28 December 2016- In a move to advance China as a financial and technology hub, Asia FinTech FOF, a foundation that aims to…Read More

28 December, 2016
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2016 Top Fintech Financiers According to Institutional Investor

Identifying the top fintech financiers is no easy task these days. It seems like only yesterday when MarketsMuse curators were among the first to advance the phrase "fintech" in the course of profiling startups seeking to disrupt the financial services sect, many of which have been led by sell-side veterans who…Read More

16 November, 2016
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What’s Next? Buy-Side Traders Plot To Embrace Market-Making

For exchange-based specialists, prop floor traders and upstairs sell-side market-makers, the notion of buy-side traders putting on the hat of risk-taking market-making is a head scratcher. Sure, there's a cadre of hedge fund wonks who have interned on a sell-side trading desk, then moved up to Greenwich to grab a…Read More

28 October, 2016
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Bond Boy Rutter Adds Tackling UST HFT to List…

Nobody can accuse veteran government bond market broker and fintech poster boy David Rutter of being single-minded. The former Prebon Yamane exec, who later migrated to inter-dealer broker ICAP where he became of head of electronic trading, then did a stint as CEO of fixed income and FX platform BrokerTec,…Read More

17 October, 2016
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FinTech Fever Spreads Across Globe; Government-Sponsored Investments Surge

FinTech Fever is spreading across the globe, as government-sponsored and regional private equity investments in financial technology startups and fast-growing initiatives is becoming the cool kid place-to-be. MarketsMuse fintech curators profile a crisp selection of this week's latest stories out of London, Abu Dhabi, Jakarta, India and Russia.. Abu Dhabi…Read More

26 September, 2016
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Land of Rising Sun Embraces FinTech Sector; Japan’s Biggest…

The FinTech Sector is red hot now in Japan as Land of Rising Sun Banks now looking to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into fintech start-ups after the abolition of a law that prevented them from owning more than 5 per cent of a technology company. (FT) 25 September…Read More

26 September, 2016
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What’s Next? Reuters Gets Redi; EMS Icon Acquired by…

Reuters execs say "Why build an expensive EMS platform to integrate with your buy-side focused analytics platform when you can buy one that already has captive customers?" If it's the right price, then the answer  would seem to favor Buy v Build! That is apparently the calculus of market data…Read More

23 September, 2016
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Virtu Says NO to Corporate Bond ETF Market-Making

Virtu Says NO to Corporate Bond ETF risk-taking; Top Market-Maker Opines “Unable to Hedge ETF Constituents Due To Limited Liqudity” During the better part of three years, MarketsMuse Fixed Income curators have often pointed to concerns expressed by market professionals who argue that the unfettered growth of corporate bond ETFs…Read More

19 September, 2016
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What’s Next? A Blockchain-Powered ATS for Equities

"What's Next? Well, for those familiar with Patrick Byrne, the controversial and innovative founder of Overstock.com, one of the first online retailers to embrace the use of bitcoins, it should not be a surprise that Overstock's chief honcho would 'get the joke' and realize its all about the underlying technology…Read More

9 September, 2016
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What’s Next? A Fintech ETF!

Just when you were about to ask "What’s the next type of exchange-traded fund that nobody else has come up with?, PureFunds has launched a fintech ETF! If you’re not familiar with the phrase ‘fintech’, you’re likely not qualified to put assets into this latest exchange-traded fund that specializes in…Read More

1 September, 2016
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CME Launches Tool To Compare ETF Pricing vs Futures

(Traders Magazine)-CME Group, the US derivatives exchange, has launched an online tool to allow investors to compare the costs of futures against exchange-traded funds, as some ETF issuers have claimed the funds are now cheaper to use. Last month the CME launched the Total Cost Analysis tool to allow investors…Read More

1 August, 2016
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European Commission Green Lights ISIN Protocol for MiFID II

EC Embraces ISIN reference code protocol for financial instrument identifiers as MiFID II nears full implementation (Waters Technology |InsideReferenceData.com) 20 July 2016-The European Commission (EC) has adopted several technical standards of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), including RTS 23 (Regulatory Technical Standard), which deals with standards and…Read More

20 July, 2016
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Private Placement Offerings Get Boost From Low Rate Regime

Private Placement Services Portal Changes Name to PPM.co; Adds Full Suite of Product Offerings with Launch of New Website   (PRweb)--New York, NY--July 12 2016- PPM Services, Ltd, the global consulting firm specialising in private placement memorandum document preparation for debt and equities and business plan preparation services for start-ups,…Read More

13 July, 2016
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BlackRock Wants You To Chat Up Symphony..Away From Bloomberg

BlackRock is the latest firm to embrace Symphony Chat Platform; Another Shot Across Bloomberg Bow In early 2014,  when David Gurle, a former Reuters exec started to chat up a scheme with prospective banking industry investors that would offer a low cost alternative  to Bloomberg LP's ubiquitous instant message / chat application, prospective strategic…Read More

27 June, 2016
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AIG To Offer Equity Crowdfund Insurance

(RaiseMoney.com) -It takes a life-long pioneer in the insurance industry to know best when to grab first mover advantage whenever a new landscape appears, as evidenced by Tuesday's announcement from New York-based global insurer AIG, which says it will be the first to offer crowdfund insurance for investors in equity…Read More

25 May, 2016
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What’s Next? Independent Equity Research for Crowdfund Deals

(RaiseMoney.com)-Minneapolis-based Stratifund, which models itself as a modern day version of a traditional Wall Street "independent equity research firm" has become the first such firm to plant its flag on the crowdfunding beachhead and bring objective analysis to crowdfund deals. Led by a cadre of Wall Street-trained wonks and crowdfund…Read More

23 May, 2016
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Equity Crowdfunding: US Gets Its Mojo On

(RaiseMoney.com) May 16 2016 marks the beginning of what could be an avalanche of private equity offerings promoted via the web. Thanks to the JOBS Act and SEC Regulation Crowdfund, which now totals 685 pages of rules to live by for those in the U.S. Equity Crowdfunding space, including brokers…Read More

16 May, 2016
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Citadel and KCG Targets of DOJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal authorities investigating the market-making arms of the $25bil hedge fund Citadel LLC and broker KCG Holdings Inc, are looking into the possibility that the two giants of electronic trading are giving small investors a poor deal when executing stock transactions on their behalf. The Justice…Read More

10 May, 2016