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Lawrence Calcano, iCapital Network

BlackRock to invest in iCapital Network

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 09:40

BlackRock is to lead the next funding round in iCapital Network, a financial technology platform focused on democratising access to alternative investments for high-net-worth investors and their financial advisers. »

Norman Peterson, Growth Capital Ventures

Maven invests in fintech firm Growth Capital Ventures

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 12:51

Private equity house Maven Capital Partners has completed a GBP1.1 million investment in Growth Capital Ventures (GCV), funded through its managed venture capital trusts. »

Reaction to FCA comment on crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending

Fri, 09/12/2016 - 11:43

Commenting on the FCA’s statement on new rules for crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending firms, Rutherford Wilkinson technical director Mike Gordon says it shows how far the sector has to go before it meets the same regulatory standards as other lenders such as banks. »

David Brown, Victory

Victory Capital invests in Cerebellum Capital

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 08:55

Victory Capital’s parent company, Victory Capital Holdings, has acquired a minority stake in Cerebellum Capital, an investment management firm that specialises in machine learning. »

Growth Street launches P2P investment opportunity for individuals

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 10:28

Growth Street, an alternative banking service provider for SMEs, is now listed as an appointed representative (AR) on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Financial Services Register. »

Seedrs Benelux funds first Dutch campaign

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 14:42

Following an expansion into the Benelux earlier this year, the Neil Woodford-backed equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has funded its first Dutch campaign and signed agreements with local innovators KPMG Hub for Entrepreneurs (KHUBE) and EYnovation in Luxembourg. »

SCM Direct and True and Fair Campaign founders comment on FCA asset management review

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 08:47

SCM Direct and True and Fair Campaign’s co-founder Gina Miller has commented on the Summary Review of The Financial Conduct Authority Asset Management Market Study, which was published last week, declaring it to be a milestone In UK investors being treated fairly. »

Drake Star Partners launches private equity co-investments

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:21

Technology, media and communications investment bank Drake Star Partners has launched private equity co-investments which are made with its own capital in partnership with like-minded co-investors. »

Laurent Vanderweyen, Alter Domus

Permira backs global growth ambitions of Alter Domus

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 10:12

Alter Domus, a provider of fund and corporate services, has secured a significant investment from funds advised by global investment firm Permira to accelerate its international growth strategy. »

SVM comments that fear of the unknown can be overdone

Wed, 09/11/2016 - 08:30

Colin McLean, Managing Director, SVM Asset Management comments that fear of the unknown can be overdone by markets and that markets may come to respect Trump and his policies.  »

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