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First Trust Global Portfolios launches blockchain ETF

By: Gary Robinson | 12 Apr 2018

First Trust Global Portfolios has launches a UCITS version of its new blockchain ETF offering – that it believes is a first for the European investment marketplace.  First Trust Global…

Nomura confirms $25m investment in Japanese fintech firm

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 04 Apr 2018

Nomura Asset Management (NAM), the Japanese holding company, has invested $25m in 8 Securities, a fintech company also based in Japan, it was announced yesterday. NAM will…

Jersey and Abu Dhabi sign financial collaboration agreement

By: Gary Robinson | 28 Mar 2018

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) have signed a collaboration agreement to disseminate trends on registries, services and operations in real time…

Vanguard teams up with Berlin fintech to push ETF sales in Germany

By: Mona Dohle | 27 Mar 2018

Vanguard, the Malvern, Pennsylvania-based exchange-traded funds giant, has joined forces with Berlin-based fintech firm Raisin, as it looks to boost its ETF sales among German retail investors.…

President Trump signs order barring Venezuela’s cryptocurrency

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Mar 2018

In what some observers will see as the latest sign of trouble for the global cryptocurrency industry, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring US…

Investment in HK fintechs more than doubles

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 02 Mar 2018

Amid a worldwide surge in interest in financial technology start-ups, Hong Kong-based fintech investment soared to $545.7m last year, far outstripping regional rivals Australia and Singapore. The…

HK and Swiss regulators announce fintech partnership

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 01 Mar 2018

Hong Kong regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has entered into an agreement with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to establish an international framework…

UK’s FCA signs landmark fintech agreement with US regulator

By: Gary Robinson | 19 Feb 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have signed a landmark arrangement that commits the regulators to collaborating and supporting innovative…

Tencent/Aviva digital JV in HK gets regulatory nod

By: Helen Burggraf | 14 Feb 2018

A previously-announced joint venture that puts UK insurance giant Aviva together with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, with the involvement of private equity backer Hillhouse Capital, has…

Praemium unveils online account-opening process for UK SIPP biz

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Feb 2018

Melbourne-based, Australian Securities Exchange-listed platform and technology provider Praemium Ltd has unveiled a new online account-opening process for clients of its UK self-invested personal pension business. In…

Report: Asian fintech market to reach $72bn by 2020

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 09 Feb 2018

The fintech industry in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 72.5% from 2015 to 2020, reaching $72bn, according to a report by…

New StanChart entity to invest in fintech, ‘promote innovation’

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Jan 2018

Standard Chartered, the London-headquartered and listed banking group with a major presence in Asia, has established a new business unit that it says will promote innovation and…

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