Monday, January 23, 2017
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTING & TRADING

INSTITUTIONAL INVESTING & TRADING

SpotOption launches new CFDs platform and MT4 plug-in

CFDs have become one of the most popular forms of trading online, and SpotOption's CFD platform has captured a user-friendly and simplified approach. Read more: www.prnewswire.com

Information Venture Partners closes FinTech fund at $106m

Early-stage FinTech venture firm Information Venture Partners has raised $106m in for its second fund, exceeding its $100m target. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Fluent rebrands as Hijro for blockchain asset marketplace

FinTech company Fluent, the financial operating network for global trade, rebrands as Hijro and announces the Hijro Trade Asset Marketplace. Read more: www.businesswire.com

ayondo continues Asian expansion with TradeHero buy

UK social trading app ayondo is acquiring Singapore-based investor education app TradeHero as it seeks to increase its presence in the Asian market. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Quantopian lands $25m from Andreessen for trade algorithms

Andreessen Horowitz is making a move in the robo-investment space backing trading algorithm platform Quantopian in its $25m Series C round. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Bank Vontobel selects Horizon as automated trading engine

Horizon Software today announced that Bank Vontobel AG has selected Horizon Platform for Automated Trading (HPAT) for electronic execution. Read more: www.finextra.com

Blackmoon lands $2.5m for alternative investments

Blackmoon Financial Group has raised $2.5m in equity funding to expand its marketplace for balance sheet loan investment. The funding comes from A&NN Group, Flint Capital and Target Global. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Jason Schenker appointed CFO of startup Newchip

Renowned financial market expert Jason Schenker has signed on as CFO for Newchip, an emerging online investment marketplace. Read more: www.finextra.com

Citi and Deutsche Bank join Neptune bond network

The Neptune network provides a venue for dealers to share information with investors on the bonds that they are looking to buy and sell. Read more: www.finextra.com

PortfolioQuest scoops up pre-seed for financial training tool

Financial training tool PortfolioQuest has raised $750,000 in a pre-seed round of funding. The funding for the San Francisco and Singapore-based startup was led by Nels Friets and Venkatesh Sethuraman. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com