CFTE brings fintech education initiative to Asia with MAS


UK-based Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is looking to expand to Asia and plans to set up its first international hub in Singapore. The newly launched organisation says it “has been working closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to formalise plans to expand CFTE’s education initiative to ASEAN”.

Maybank launches fintech sandbox


Malaysia’s largest bank, Maybank, has unveiled its fintech sandbox to let ASEAN start-ups develop and test new ideas. As the “first in ASEAN”, the Maybank FinTech Sandbox offers a place “free of charge” to help developers throughout the region. The bank is keen to tap into ideas around cloud, the internet of things (IoT) and […]

The rise of the Asian superbroker

Steve Grob is group strategy director at Fidessa

As the global banks grapple with tides of regulation, fines, and a myriad of other post-crisis issues, local Asian institutions are tooling up and stepping in to fill the gaps.

Liquidnet launches in Thailand

Liquidnet's arrival in Thailand will help boost investor choice in the ASEAN region

Buy-side block trading venue Liquidnet has opened in Thailand, providing long-term institutional investors with another platform for trading the ASEAN market.

Fidessa plans ASEAN trading network

Fidessa is hoping to capitalise on mounting interest in the ASEAN markets

Trading technology company Fidessa has partnered with Asian brokers CIMB, DBS Vickers, Maybank Kim Eng, OCBC Securities, Philip Securities and UOB Kay Hian as part of a plan to create a one-stop trading service for all ASEAN markets.

Philippine bond market adopts Nasdaq OMX surveillance

PDEx will monitor Philippine fixed income activity using Nasdaq OMX technology

The Philippine Dealing and Exchange has chosen a system to monitor its fixed income markets and make sure that any market abuse is swiftly discovered and dealt with.

Acleda Bank fuels Cambodian expansion with Temenos tools

Cambodia's ACLEDA Bank aims to bank the unbanked

Cambodia’s Acleda Bank has embarked on a massive programme of expansion in a bid to reach unbanked customers in the country, drawing on core banking technology provided by Swiss banking software company Temenos.

Access all Asia

There is no single network to access Asia

Asia’s economic growth makes it a prime target for the institutional and individual investor clients of investment and private banks. However the ease of access to a nation’s capital markets varies a great deal from country to country, writes Dan Barnes.

Rise of the ASEAN Empire

ASEAN Countries

In early September, the first leg of an ambitious project to unite the economies of Southeast Asia through the capital markets finally fell into place. The exchanges of Singapore and Malaysia began trading on the ASEAN link, allowing members of both exchanges to trade each other’s markets freely and interchangeably for the first time.