Commonstock snares $25m Series A to continue platform build-out

Investing social platform Commonstock has secured $25m from a Series A funding round led by Coatue.

Majority of bankers see customer experience, not products as future of banking

A report published by Temenos has found four in five bankers believe financial institutions will look to discern themselves on customer experience rather than products or services.

How WealthTech innovation is driving the rise of the neo-broker

A recent blogpost by Currencycloud has scrutinised how innovation in the WealthTech market is driving the rise of the neo-broker in wealth management.

Investment advice technology MDOTM secures Series B funding

MDOTM, which designs AI-powered investment strategies, has closed its Series B funding round on €6.2m.

How are rising ESG interests changing wealth management

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face. While policies like the Paris Agreement attempt to change the world to have a net-zero emissions impact, there are still billions of dollars invested each year into harmful industries, such as fossil fuels. As pressure on climate change rises, could firms start to focus more on ESG funds?

Paris-based Shares.io pockets €8.5m in Valar Ventures-led round to launch social and investing app

Paris-based social investment platform Shares.io has closed one of the largest-ever seed fundraising by an early-stage startup in Europe by securing around €8.5m in pre-seed pre-product funding.

The Chainsmokers-backed neobroker Flink inks $57m to disrupt the investment industry in LatAm

Flink, a Mexico City-based neobroker, has raised $57m in a Series B round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Faering, Amazon, Premji Invest, Sequoia, others pour money into WealthTech firm Smallcase

Capital market-focused FinTech company Smallcase raised $40m in funding, led by Faering Capital as well as new investors Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund and Premji Invest.

Brookfield reinsurance arm enters $5.1bn agreement to buy American National

Brookfield Asset Management’s reinsurance branch has agreed to acquire multi-product insurance company American National Group for $5.1bn in cash.

Basketball Star Spencer Dinwiddie joins forces with Yieldstreet to make investing more accessible

Yieldstreet, an alternative investment platform which seeks to narrow the income and opportunity gap for retail investors initiated a campaign with NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie with the goal of bridging the wealth creation gap.

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UBS issued $500,000 fine from CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a $500,000 fine to UBS for alleged violations of audio recording regulations.

How onboarding is hindering client experience

A recent blogpost by MyDocSafe has detailed how the onboarding process within wealth management is impacting the client experience through its complexity.

ESMA publishes paper setting out plans to change MiFID II reporting requirements

The European Security and Markets Authority (ESMA) has invited firms to comment on its consultation paper seeking to make reporting requirements changes under MiFID II.

Hiro rebrands as it gears up for international expansion

Hiro, which aims to transform insurance into being prevention-first, has rebranded as Locket as it gears up for international growth.

Banking API provider M2P Fintech picks up $35m Series C

India-based M2P Fintech has secured $35m from a Series C funding round led by US investment firm Tiger Global.

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