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Securitize Announces New Funding Round Led by BlackRock

Securitize, the platform focused on tokenizing real-world assets, announced the successful completion of a $47 million funding round led by BlackRock (Nasdaq: BLK). The strategic investment also includes funding from Hamilton Lane, ParaFi Capital, and Tradeweb Markets. This investment underscores Securitize’s efforts in “digitizing capital… Read More

Circle Introduces USDC Smart Contract for Transfers by BlackRock’s BUIDL Fund Investors

Circle, a global digital financial technology firm and the issuer of USDC, announced new smart contract functionality that would allow holders of the BlackRock USD Institutional Digital Liquidity Fund (BUIDL) to transfer their shares to Circle for USDC. This smart contract reportedly provides BUIDL investors… Read More

Securitize, BlackRock Issue Statement on Digital Asset Fund – BUIDL, BlackRock Invests in Securitize

As reported earlier, BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world, is partnering with Securitize to issue a digital asset fund. Securitize is a leading enabler of digital securities in the US and operates a trading platform, as it has been approved to run an… Read More

BlackRock Partners with Securitize on Digital Liquidity Fund

BlackRock,  the largest asset manager in the world with trillions under management, has partnered with Securitize on a new fund. According to a Form D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission several days ago, BlackRock is raising money for its BlackRock USD Institutional Digital… Read More

Pagaya Finalizes $280M Credit Facility with BlackRock, UBS, JPMorgan Chase, Other Lenders

Pagaya Technologies LTD. (NASDAQ: PGY), a company offering AI-driven solutions for financial services, announced the closing of a credit facility with participation from Funds and Accounts managed by BlackRock U.S. Private Capital, UBS O’Connor, JPMorgan Chase, Valley Bank, and Israel Discount Bank. The facility, which… Read More

Blackrock Adds LendingClub Shares

While shares in digital bank LendingClub (NYSE: LC) have been a bit of a dog, some people see value in the future of the company. One big investor recently added shares to its holding. BlackRock recently filed an Amended Statement of Ownership showing an increase… Read More

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Have Transformed Financial Ecosystem, According to eToro and iShares Update

Exchange-traded funds —more commonly known as ETFs — have transformed the financial landscape, according to an update shared by eToro. And lately, ETFs actually became a beacon “for everyday investors as they navigated rising rates and inflation,” the eToro team noted. Investors have reportedly “poured… Read More

SoFi and BlackRock Partner on $375M Personal Loan Securitization

SoFi Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFI), a member-centric, one-stop shop for digital financial services that helps members borrow, save, spend, invest and protect their money, today announced an agreement to place a $375 million personal loan securitization exclusively with funds and accounts managed by BlackRock (NYSE:… Read More

eToro and iShares by BlackRock Expand ETF Education for Investors

eToro, the trading and investing platform, is announcing the launch of free ETF courses on the eToro Academy, made possible through a new partnership with iShares by BlackRock, the largest ETF provider in the world. With a global line-up of 1300+ ETFs and $3.12 trillion… Read More

Not so fast: BlackRock Bitcoin ETF Approval Report Walked Back

BlackRock has denied reports that its Bitcoin ETF has gained approval. Expectations that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will grudgingly approve an exchange-traded product for a spot Bitcoin fund have helped to drive prices higher of BTC in recent days. Initial reports of an… Read More

VanEck’s Addition of Ethereum Futures ETF Is A Positive Sign for Institutional Acceptance of Digital Assets, Industry Professional Claims

At the end of last week we saw a number of updates regarding the push for ETFs, with VanEck readying an Ethereum futures ETF, Ark pushing to win the race for the first spot Bitcoin ETF and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delaying… Read More

Bitcoin Tops $30K as Bulls Return to Favorite Crypto

Bitcoin (BTC) has regained a certain amount of luster in recent days.  In the past 24 hours, Bitcoin has risen from over $27,000 to now topping $30K. Much of this crypto exuberance is due to the announcement that BlackRock had filed to launch a Bitcoin… Read More

BlackRock Subsidiary Files S-1 for Bitcoin ETF

BlackRock subsidiary iShares has filed an S-1 registration statement for a Bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF). The iShares Bitcoin Trust aims to reflect the performance of the price of Bitcoin, similar to the other ETFs that have attempted to do the same. To quote the registration… Read More

BlackRock, Avaloq to Provide Tech Solutions, Addressing Needs of Wealth Managers

Avaloq, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, and BlackRock, through its Aladdin Wealth business, have formed a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing their investment technology solutions for wealth managers and private banks. As part of the strategic partnership, BlackRock is making “a minority investment in Avaloq.”… Read More

BlackRock to Acquire London-based Private Debt Manager Kreos Capital

BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) and Kreos Capital announced a definitive agreement under which BlackRock will acquire full control of Kreos, a provider of growth and venture debt financing to companies in the technology and healthcare industries. The acquisition of Kreos adds to BlackRock’s position as… Read More

Singlife Enhances Investment Capabilities via Tech Partnership with Citi, BlackRock

Homegrown financial services company Singlife has appointed Citi and BlackRock Aladdin to “provide it with a comprehensive technology platform to unify and transform its asset management capabilities across its front, middle and back-office offering.” Citi and BlackRock Aladdin previously “entered into an alliance to leverage… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Confirms Intention to Launch New Impact Plan

The PensionBee Impact Plan has been created in collaboration with BlackRock, specifically in response to PensionBee customer feedback. This is an innovative new product which delivers active impact investing “to mainstream investors; through the PensionBee Impact Plan savers are able to invest in companies whose… Read More

StashAway Teams Up with BlackRock to Offer Multi-Asset Model Portfolios

Southeast Asia’s wealth management company StashAway has teamed up with the world’s largest asset manager BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) in order to provide a suite of diversified multi-asset model portfolios. Developed from BlackRock’s analytics and ETFs (exchange-traded-funds), the portfolios will reportedly be managed by StashAway. Via… Read More

BlackRock Introduces Private Trust to Give Customers Exposure to Spot BTC

BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) has introduced a private trust providing institutional customers in the US with direct exposure to Bitcoin (BTC). The world’s largest asset manager confirmed the release of the new product in a blog post, however, the firm has not yet provided extensive details…. Read More

BlackRock’s Deal with Coinbase Is “Watershed Moment” for Crypto, Industry Professional Claims

  Last week, it was widely reported that Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) was selected by BlackRock “to provide Aladdin clients access to crypto trading and custody via Coinbase Prime.” Coinbase and BlackRock will “create new access points for institutional crypto adoption by connecting Coinbase Prime and Aladdin.”… Read More

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