Institutional Investment & Trading

Institutional Investment & Trading

Vauban said to close seed round on £1.6m

Vauban, which enables investors to build funds and investment vehicles online, has reportedly closed its seed round on £1.6m.

MAS launches RegTech and digital schemes, commits S$42m to boost adoption

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has introduced a RegTech grant scheme and an enhanced digital acceleration grant (DAG) program to boost tech use in the financial sector.

The 26 FinTech deals of last week show the unicorns are on the rise

FinTech companies continue to make waves as the last week witnessed a slew of heavyweights scoring millions of dollars with headlines being filled with decacorns and unicorns alike.

Blockchain Capital pulls in up to $59m for its fourth vehicle

Venture capital firm Blockchain Capital has pulled in up to $59m for its fourth vehicle, FinTech Global can reveal.

Accern nabs $1.2m for AI financial news curation

Financial news curation platform Accern has raised $1.2m in a Seed round. Rostra Capital, Gurtin Ventures, 26 Ventures, Belmont Capital and Affinity Investment Group all participated in the round alongside angel investors.

Dave enters acquisition agreement to speed up IPO plans

US banking app Dave has entered into a partnership with acquisition firm VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings that will result in the former becoming a publicly-traded company.

Swiss investment platform Investiere.ch takes $3.6m

Crowdfunded VC investment platform investiere.ch has landed CHF3.5m ($3.6m) in a Series B round of funding from Swiss bank Zürcher Kantonalbank.

Crown Agents Bank introduces new pensions management tool

Crown Agents Bank has launched Empower Pensions, a new end-to-end pensions management platform.

Nationwide to commit over $100m to insurance and financial services

Nationwide is committing over $100m to the future of insurance and financial services, to help stay ahead of consumer needs.

InvestFeed receives around $4m from ICO

Social investor network InvestFeed has reportedly received around $4m after acquiring just over 15,000 ETH in its ICO.

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HUB Cyber Security signs new deal with European corporation

Israel-based HUB Cyber Security has signed a long-term framework agreement with an unnamed European corporation to provide confidential compute hardware solutions.

What companies need to know about the future of work

With changing working arrangements and new technological innovations, the future of work is fast arriving.

The role of AI and machine learning in the customer experience

The insurance industry has paid lip service to AI and machine learning for some time. However, adoption has been underwhelming. As firms come under intense pressure to meet changing customer demands, could this instigate more rapid AI adoption?

Parametrix Insurance teams up with IMA for cloud downtime insurance

Parametrix Insurance, a provider of parametric cloud downtime insurance, has partnered with IMA Financial Group (IMA), a North American insurance brokerage firm specialising in risk management, insurance, wholesale brokerage and wealth management.

Skyline, Howden, and Munich Re in parametric insurance alliance

Parametric InsurTech Skyline Partners has partnered with Howden and global reinsurer Munich Re to develop a parametric insurance solution designed to protect farmers in Jamaica from extreme weather events.

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