Institutional Investment & Trading

Institutional Investment & Trading

Obie partners with Here for real estate investing

Obie, an InsurTech startup that offers insurance risk management for real estate investors, has partnered with holiday rental investment marketplace Here.

Crypto exchange KuCoin reaches decacorn milestone

Global crypto exchange KuCoin has closed its pre-Series B round on $150m, which brings its valuation to $10bn.

Digital asset trader Talos joins unicorn club

Digital asset trading technology developer Talos has joined the unicorn club, following the close of its Series B on $105m.

Reliance in Barra & Associates take-over

Reliance Global Group, which combines artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based technologies with the personalised experience of a traditional insurance agency, has acquired Barra & Associates.

Ondo Finance pulls in $20m for its DeFi vision

Ondo Finance, which is building a decentralised investment bank, has raised $20m in Series A funding to accelerate the adoption of DeFi among mainstream investors.

Recur Club pulls in $30m for its “founder friendly” platform

B2B FinTech platform Recur Club has raised $30m in a seed funding round, as a combination of equity and debt allocation.

Investment manager FundGuard scores $40m

FundGuard, an AI-powered investment management and asset servicing platform, has closed its Series B funding round on $40m.

Home365 secures Series B for real estate mission

Home365, a tech-enabled platform that aims to make real estate investing and property management accessible, has raised $26m in Series B funding.

Brazil’s Cerc closes funding ahead of IPO

Brazil-based Cerc has reportedly raised $100m in funding as it gears up for an IPO.

TransFICC extends Series A by $17m

TransFICC, which offers low-latency connectivity and workflow services for fixed income and derivatives markets, has scored $17m in its Series A extension.

News Stories

How banks can fight back against fraud scams

The threat of fraud is rising. Covid-19 shook the world and accelerated fraudulent criminal activity around the world.

Extortion demands climb 45% in 2021 on back of ransomware spread

The average ransom demand grew to $247,000 in 2021 according to research from Group-IB.

Investing app Claritus.io launches out of beta

Personal finance app Claritus.io has launched out of its beta as it helps people easily track all of their investments from one location.

Zurich to sell Russian business following calls to cut ties

Global insurer Zurich Insurance Group has agreed to sell its business in Russia to 11 members of the unit’s team following mounting pressure on financial institutions and insurers to cut ties with the region.

How can merchant payments firms navigate the European regulatory landscape?

With a central bank digital currency (CBDC) anticipated to be launched in Europe soon, it is becoming increasingly important that merchants can prepare to accept such a currency.

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