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Personal Capital extends Series E funding round by $40m

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Wealth management company Personal Capital has scored $40 million in additional funding. The money comes from existing investors as an add-on to the $75 million Series E the firm received from IGM Financial in May 2016, reports Finovate (Banking Technology‘s sister company). This brings Personal Capital’s total funding to $215 million since it was founded in 2009 […]

New investment boosts Betterment valuation to $800m

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Robo advisor Betterment is now that much closer to achieving unicorn status – courtesy of a $70 million investment from Sweden’s Kinnevik. The investment takes Betterment’s total capital to $275 million, and gives the robo advisor a valuation estimated at $800 million, reports Finovate (Banking Technology’s sister company). Praising the “strong partnership” between his firm and Kinnevik, Betterment CEO […]

Allfunds unveils API platform for wealth management

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Allfunds Bank Group is all for APIs with the launch of a new platform targetting the wealth management industry. The platform offers a “fully digitised way” of accessing Allfunds services by providing access to third party applications using standardised APIs which it says comply with emerging regulatory norms such as MiFiD II. Like many other […]

Glenmede Trust Company implements Charles River IMS platform

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Glenmede Trust Company, a US-based investment and wealth management firm with $34 billion of assets under management, is consolidating its institutional and wealth operations on Charles River’s Investment Management Solution (IMS).

Hong Kong regulator unveils private wealth management charter

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Fair play is on its way as Hong Kong’s Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA) has adopted the “Treat Customers Fairly Charter for Private Wealth Management Industry”. Developed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the PWMA, the charter has five “high-level principles” and examples of measures to guide PWMA members in their implementation. These […]

InvestCloud wins deal with South African wealth manager


US-based InvestCloud has a spring(bok) in its step as it has been appointed by South Africa’s Anchor Private Clients to provide digital client communication and client reporting solutions. Johannesburg-headquartered Anchor Private Clients, the private client division of Anchor Group, specialises in investment management and advice for private clients across South Africa and internationally. Its parent […]

HSBC to debut robo-advice investment service


HSBC is entering the robo-advice market with the launch of a new online service for wealth management advice The service will use data and algorithms and will make personal recommendations based on an individual’s circumstances. It is expected to be available by the end of the year. The bank says this will “open up wealth […]

Profile Software’s tech gets new live site in UK, Dolfin

Profile Software gains new client in UK

London-based investment management firm Dolfin has gone live with Profile Software’s IMSplus and Axia systems.

Standard Chartered supercharges two Asian start-ups

Standard Chartered on a major cost- and job-cutting spree

Standard Chartered has given a big boost to two Asian start-ups with two proof of concept (PoC) projects. Bambu, a Singapore-based robo-advisory for wealth management firm, and KYC Chain, a Hong Kong-based digital identity management firm using distributed ledger technology, were selected from SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0 – a 12-week accelerator programme in Hong Kong […]

IBM Cloud launches new developer tools for financial services

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IBM has unveiled its IBM Cloud for Financial Services for creating finserv apps. Users will get access to APIs, data and content to build and monetise cognitive-enabled apps for fintech firms, banks, wealth management firms and insurance companies. Initially available in beta, developers will also have the ability to build in customer insights, regulatory compliance […]