Spectrum Markets’ head of marketing, Martina Hoffard writes that women in technology are underrepresented. Underpaid. Underpromoted? Better representation of women in the workplace correlates to better business outcomes; proving that what’s good for equality is good for business, she writes.
Technology & Software
David Wood, Managing Director of Luma’s International Business asks: “In an increasingly competitive and cost-constrained world, how do wealth managers differentiate themselves?” One way is for them to offer clients highly tailored advice, Wood says.
Dr Boris Rankov, Head of Digital Advisory at InvestCloud, writes that the pandemic has significantly re-shaped client expectations in wealth management, and advisers need to adapt to this new environment to ensure future success.
This week sees the launch of Zenplans, a new digital estate planning service, designed to help advisers help their clients securely organise, maintain, store and selectively share all their most important personal and financial information.
Chip, the digital savings app, has analysed the demographics and behaviours of its 350,000 users to find a record number of female investors as well as trends that not only indicate a higher appetite for risk among women compared to typical data but also a strong uptake in Environmental, Social, and Governance (or ESG) investing.
InvestorEQ, the powerful behavioural finance tool at the centre of Canada’s Pascal’s integrated digital wealth management platform, is now available as a standalone tool for financial advisers.
eToro launches ‘Chip-Tech’ portfolio allowing investors to back the USD440bn global semiconductor sector
Investment platform, eToro, has launched a portfolio that allows investors to back companies playing an integral role in semiconductor manufacturing and commercialisation.
BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity services company, has acquired Marclay Associates, a UK-based cybersecurity consultancy that provides world-class incident response and cyber investigation services for global organisations, helping to protect them against increasingly sophisticated threat adversaries and cyber risk vectors. Supporting this acquisition, BlueVoyant will receive USD30 million in funding from existing investors, helping to stimulate further business growth across the region.
Addepar, a technology platform for wealth management, has raised USD150 million from D1 Capital Partners at a pre-money valuation of USD2 billion as part of its Series F financing.
StudentFinance.com, a fintech company building the technology and data infrastructure to enable education providers globally to offer Income Share Agreements (ISAs), has secured a USD5.3 million (EUR4.5 million) seed round co-led by Giant Ventures and Armilar Venture Partners, with the intention to expand its operation into the UK later this year.