Institutional Investment & Trading

Institutional Investment & Trading

VisionFund Myanmar receives $4m in financing from JWEF & MIFA

VisionFund Myanmar has received $4m in financing from the Japan Women Empowerment Fund and Microfinance Initiative for Asia.  The financing will be in the form of...

AXA Strategic Ventures launches €150m fund of funds

AXA Strategic Ventures has closed its debut fund of funds vehicle on €150m ($175m), which will back ‘FinTech/InsurTech funds, as well as sector-agnostic VC funds globally’, according to AXA Strategic Ventures principal Dominic Maier.

Crypto trading platform Strix Leviathan collects $1.6m

Seattle-based cryptocurrency trading platform Strix Leviathan $1.6m in a seed round led by Liquid 2 Ventures.

Crypto exchange Seed CX nets $15m Series B

Cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX has netted $15m in its Series B round which was led by Bain Capital Ventures.

Funderbeam secures licence to operate in Singapore

Funderbeam, the funding and trading platform, has made a huge step towards entering the Asian market by getting a licence to operate as a financial services company in Singapore.

FCA and the Bank of England tell financial firms it’s time to get rid...

The traditional way banks calculated interest rates if it would borrow from other banks is about to end. And it is time financial services firms prepare for it.

Users complain that Robinhood is down again

Share trading app Robinhood suffered a massive backlash in March when it suffered two major service outages just as COVID-19 was wreaking havoc on the markets. Now some users complain that it has happened again.

ESMA report says financial markets remain “fragile” because of Covid-19

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a new report on the impact of the pandemic, saying that the environment "remains fragile."

The UK to introduce new regulator to supervise investment firms in 2022 and wants...

The UK will introduce a new regulator to supervise investment firms in 2022 and the top City watchdog now wants to hear from market stakeholders.

FinTech firm Pollinate raises $50m in Series C round

London-based FinTech Pollinate has closed a $50m Series C round led by Insight Partners.

News Stories

Fintern scores £32m in a mix of debt and equity

Fintern, an online loans platform, has scored £32m in a mixture of equity and debt funding.

Cado Security scores $10m in its Series A, hot off the heels of its...

Cloud-native digital forensics platform Cado Security has scored $10m in its Series A round, which will help it support the “significant demand” for its platform.

N26 enters the insurance space with launch of new product

German challenger bank N26 has entered the insurance space, with customers now able to buy cover, manage plans and initiate claims.

Lloyd’s Lab names the 11 InsurTechs in its latest accelerator cohort

Lloyd’s Lab has announced the 11 companies it has selected for its sixth accelerator programme.

Danish FinTech Cardlay lands €8m from former Mastercard president

Copenhagen-based FinTech Cardlay has secured €8m in capital from Global PayTech Ventures, venture fund managed by former Mastercard executive Javier Perez.
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