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AXA IM to restructure Framlington Financial fund as fintech mandate

By: Beth Brearley, Investment Week | 16 Oct 2018

AXA Investment Managers is restructuring the AXA Framlington Financial fund as a fintech fund in recognition of “the fast-changing financial service landscape”. The £55m fund, which launched…

Dubai investment firm launches $100m fintech fund

By: Pedro Goncalves | 16 Oct 2018

Dubai-based Alcazar Capital Limited (ACL) and Fintech Consortium’s investment arm, InQvest Partners (IQP) have partnered to launch a $100m global fintech fund. ACL is anchoring the fund…

Fidelity launches crypto platform for institutional investors

By: Pedro Goncalves | 16 Oct 2018

Fidelity Investments is launching a new company for institutional clients that will trade and store cryptocurrency assets such as bitcoin and ethereum, the Boston-based investment giant announced.…

Financial crime costs global economy $2.4trn each year

By: Pedro Goncalves | 15 Oct 2018

Over 49% of businesses in Asia-Pacific had been victims of financial crime over the past 12 months according to a report by Refinitiv as financial crime costs…

Among wider reforms, Bahamas pledges to enact beneficial ownership bill by year-end

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 12 Oct 2018

The Bahamas has drafted new legislation to ensure the jurisdiction achieves the right balance of business, economic sustainability, and compliance with international standards. Uppermost among the Bahamas’…

Bahrain’s digital currency exchange Rain eyes GCC launch next year

By: Pedro Goncalves | 11 Oct 2018

A Bahrain-based cryptocurrency exchange is set to expand in the GCC, aiming to secure a full operational licence across the region by 2019. The platform will allow…

Singapore issues new guidelines on robo-adviser requirements

By: Pedro Goncalves | 10 Oct 2018

Singapore’s central bank has issued guidelines regarding “robo-advisers”, which give investment tips using automated tools with little to no human interaction. The new rules aim to improve…

Guernsey looking at AI to tackle shortage of finance workers

By: Pedro Goncalves | 08 Oct 2018

Artificial intelligence could make up for the shortage of finance workers in Guernsey by taking on the ‘grunt work’ of many jobs, according to the head of…

Indosuez Wealth Management and Capgemini strengthen partnership

By: Pedro Goncalves | 05 Oct 2018

Capgemini has acquired a 20% stake in Azqore, a subsidiary of Indosuez Wealth Management that specialises in technology outsourcing services and banking transactions for the wealth management…

Credit Suisse to add Apple business chat for rich Asian clients

By: Pedro Goncalves | 04 Oct 2018

Credit Suisse is adopting Apple Business Chat to make it easier for wealthy clients in Singapore and Hong Kong to communicate with their private bankers, in what…

LGT puts $25m in China Renaissance as it eyes Asia tech

By: Pedro Goncalves | 02 Oct 2018

LGT has acquired $25m worth shares in Hong Kong-listed China Renaissance, a young investment bank specializing in Chinese technology companies. The acquisition follows China Renaissance’s initial public…

HSBC’s new Dubai headquarters signals growth bid in the region

By: Pedro Goncalves | 01 Oct 2018

HSBC has announced the opening of its new headquarters in Downtown Dubai as it looks to grow its market share in the Gulf region. HSBC UAE has…

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