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Development Firm DAI Acquires Global Asset Management Company, MicroVest

DAI confirms that it has acquired MicroVest Capital Management, one of the major lenders to “responsible” finance institutions—an acquisition that will “expand the capabilities of DAI’s investment management arm, DAI Capital.” Established in 2003, MicroVest is a registered investment adviser that “allocates private investments to… Read More

Tinkoff Awarded Bank of the Year Recognition in Russia

Tinkoff has been named Bank of the Year in Russia at the Bank of the Year Awards 2021, according to a statement distributed by the bank. The  recognition was delivered by The Banker, a publication that is part of the Financial Times Group. Tinkoff says… Read More

BNP Paribas Asset Management Announces New Appointments for Enhancing Sustainability Investment Offering

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has reportedly announced several appointments within its Sustainability Centre in order to accelerate and strengthen its sustainable investment offering. As mentioned in an update shared with CI: “At the core of BNPP AM’s approach to sustainability, the Sustainability Centre… Read More

Decentralized Application Platform, Moralis, Welcomes Former Coinbase Engineer Craig Hammel to its Team

Decentralized application platform Moralis welcomes Craig Hammel to its team as a senior technical advisor. Appointing Craig Hammel, the first engineering hire of Coinbase, should bring his expertise to the Moralis project and improve the initiative’s capacity to “scale and encompass more blockchains.” Hammel will… Read More

Ransomware Attempts Jump by 30% During Holidays: Darktrace

Ransomware attempts are said to rise by 30% monthly, on average, during the holidays, according to a note by Darktrace. The cybersecurity firm says that its researchers are comparing global data from 2018 to 2020 When comparing November and December to January and February, the… Read More

Crypto Trading Platform BitMEX Introduces BitMEX EARN Program

Global crypto trading platform BitMEX. which was hit earlier this year with a $100 milllion penalty pertaining to CFTC action claiming illegal trading, AML violations and other charges, has announced the launch of BitMEX EARN. This interest-bearing product “offers the highest annual percentage rate (APR)… Read More

STP Investment Services, which Supports $340B in Assets, Acquires Fund Administrator, Tower Fund Services

STP Investment Services, an international, end-to-end investment operations service provider that supports over $340 billion in total assets, has reportedly acquired third-party fund administrator Tower Fund Services. The acquisition deal substantially increases STP’s alternative fund administration value proposition for its clients, “while simultaneously delivering Tower… Read More

Bank of London Launches as the First Purpose-built International Clearing, Agency and Transaction Bank

The Bank of London has launched as the 6th principal clearing bank of the United Kingdom  with a mission to “lift communities and power the borderless economic infrastructure of the future.” Led by an executive team of industry pioneers and a board of international leaders,… Read More

Financial Crime Risk Scoring Firm, Elucidate, Expands Operations into US with New Miami Office

Elucidate, the financial crime risk scoring firm, has announced its business expansion into the US markets with an office in Miami, as part of the company’s goal to firmly establish itself as the international standard for benchmarking financial crime risk. Its US head offices confirm… Read More

UK’s MarketFinance Reveals that 25% of SMEs Report Prices Doubling in Past 6 Months, Some Costs Passed on to Clients

The Christmas buying season is currently underway for many of your company’s business customers, the MarketFinance team notes. UK-based MarketFinance, an established online lender that recently raised £280 million in debt and equity and was approved for flex loans, writes in a blog post that… Read More

British Patient Capital CEO Says UK Venture Capital is Notable Success in the Time of COVID

  Judith Hartley, CEO of British Patient Capital, says the performance of UK venture capital is a notable success story during a challenging period for businesses across the world British Patient Capital is a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, the UK government’s… Read More

Australian Ethical Awards Grants for Climate and Tech Solutions

Australian Ethical has, a “responsible investment and fastest-growing super fund manager” with over $6 billion in Funds Under Management (FUM), has awarded $500,000 to fund climate and tech solutions in its inaugural 2021 Visionary Grants. The funding was made via the philanthropic entity the Australian… Read More

Supply Chain Finance Tech Platform, Linklogis, Establishes Singapore Office

One of Asia’s most established supply chain finance tech solution providers, Linklogis, has announced that it has launched a branch office in Singapore. The new office aims to support Linklogis’ plans to open a virtual bank in Singapore in early 2022, by using the digital… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance to Launch Digital Tools Covering Fintech Market

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research group covering the global digitization of financial services, will be launching a new set of  tools to “provide interactive Fintech market data and visualizations to inform evidence-based decision-making.” The new tools will be available on… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Introduces Pay Later and Flexible Payments Options with Monzo Flex

UK-based digital bank Monzo notes that since bringing clients a better way to pay later with their new product, Monzo Flex, they have seen significant demand from customers asking to be among the first to use it. Monzo is now inviting people who’ve asked for… Read More

Australian Financial Comparison Service Provider, Canstar, Appoints Angelo Demasi as Chief Product and Tech Officer

Canstar, one of Australia’s largest financial comparison sites, which claims to compare more brands than any other service provider, has confirmed the appointment of Angelo Demasi as Chief Product and Technology Officer. Demasi will be responsible for leading the firm’s digital transformation/innovation strategy, enhancing Canstar’s tech… Read More

Trade Finance Platform Drip Capital Appoints Rahul Nath as New Product Head to Support Product Growth

Drip Capital, Inc., a digital cross-border trade finance platform providing financing solutions to small and medium businesses, is pleased to confirm that Rahul Nath has joined the firm’s leadership team as the Product Head. With head offices in Palo Alto, California, Rahul brings more than… Read More

UK Finance Shares Future Strategy for Open Banking Payments Adoption: Report

UK Finance notes in an update that it brought the payments industry together to “consider the future opportunity for open banking payments and how the market could collaboratively shape that future.” There are now more than 2.5 million Open Banking payments every month compared to… Read More

Jerome Powell Re-Nominated as Chair of Federal Reserve

Jerome Powell has been renominated by President Joe Biden to continue on as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Dr. Lael Brainard was selected to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In recent days there has been much… Read More

Real Estate Report: Typical UK House Prices have Surpassed £250K for First Time Ever

The Nationwide House Price Index for the UK reveals that the price of a typical home has exceeded £250,000 “for the first time.” As noted in a blog post by Blend Network, the annual house price growth “remained close to double digits for the sixth… Read More

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