AMTD to list fintech investment platform – but where?

AMTD Group, the Hong Kong-headquartered financial services firm, is looking to list a subsidiary that invests in fintech companies, in order to create an exchange-based instrument that provides exposu

J.P. Morgan exec cautious on pace of innovation for Asia funds

The complexity of doing business across Asia’s diverse markets, and the region’s embedded pattern of wholesale distribution, means innovating its manually intensive mutual-funds industry is going

Calastone says DLT project for more than just cutting costs

When Calastone announced in June that it had completed a blockchain project for the mutual-funds industry, various news outlets emphasized the idea that this was going to cut processing costs. Whic

Upstart interdealer broker AiX plans steep commission cuts

A new company in London, A.I. Exchange, or AiX, seeks to disrupt the global interdealer-broker oligopoly by using technology to vastly cut costs – and commissions. The fledgling company plans to

Aviva positioning Navigator as Singapore’s Nutmeg

Aviva is upgrading Navigator Investment Services, a Singapore-based platform for independent financial advisors, into a digital service to provide pensions and investments to a broader array of and in

Buy-side startup Argomi: taking API-led ops beyond JL Capital

Argomi, a Singapore-based startup taking paper out of the operations of hedge fund JL Capital, is in the process of launching a business for third-party asset managers, says Ned Lowe, co-founder.

As Allianz forges deals, data displaces old commercial metrics

Allianz's new data-science capabilities in Asia are helping transform the insurer into a digital organization capable of winning consumers currently underserved by financial institutions It is pursui
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DigFin Vox 20 – R3’s DLT strategy

R3 has pivoted from its initial ambition of rolling out blockchain apps, to focus on the foundational technology Dave and Jame discuss what this means for use cases among financial institutions for d