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Chile: Automated Investment Platform Fintual Raises $15 Million

Fintual, a “General Fund Administrator” regulated in Chile by the Commission for the Financial Market, has raised $15 million in a funding round led by KaszekVentures. As quoted in TechCrunch, Pedro Pineda, co-founder and CEO of Fintual, said in creating his company he wanted to… Read More

Digital Financial Advisor Fintuity Announces $3 Million in Funding

Fintuity, an FCA-regulated digital financial advisor, has announced $3 million in funding that has been raised from both individual and institutional investors during the past year, according to a post by the company. The funding will be utilized to further develop its tech stack and… Read More

German Fintech Raisin Crosses Billion Euro ETF Threshold

European wealth management fintech Raisin has crossed one billion euros in assets under management, largely on the strength of its growing business in Germany. Over the past six months, German investments have surged by 35 percent as investors access Raisin’s ETF investment products, an area… Read More

Robo-Advisor AQUMON Launches SmartGlobalX, a “Smart” Bitcoin ETF Product for Investing in Securitized Digital Assets

Robo-advisor AQUMON has launched SmartGlobalX, which is described as a “smart” Bitcoin exchange-traded-fund (ETF) investment portfolio. It integrates SmartGlobal algorithms with a Bitcoin ETF in order to allow customers to invest in securitized digital assets, starting from as low as $1,000. AQUMON’s management noted that… Read More

Personal Finance Professional Explains how 401(k) Plans, Robo-Advisors, Investment Apps can Help Grow Our Wealth

Erica Gellerman, a CPA, MBA, and personal finance expert, notes in a blog post published by Chime Financial Inc. (a US-based banking challenger valued at around $14.5 billion) that if you’re planning to grow your wealth or net worth, then investing can be “a smart… Read More

Robo-Advisor: Automated Wealth Management Platform M1 Finance Raises $33 Million Series B

Chicago based M1 Finance, an automated money management platform has raised $33 million in a Series B funding round. The r0und was led by LeftLaneCapital with participation from Jump Capital, Clocktower Technology Ventures as well as existing M1 investors, according to a release. M1 has… Read More

Deposits at Marcus Increased by $26 Billion in Q1 versus Same Quarter Last Year, Meanwhile Robo-Advisor is Delayed

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has been in the Fintech news quite a bit as of late. Recently, Goldman upset Bitcoin lovers because the global investment bank claimed the world’s most popular crypto was “not an appropriate asset class” along with all other cryptocurrencies. At one point… Read More

Singapore-based Smartly, a Robo Advisory Platform, to Close Down Due to Increasing Competition in Wealth Management Sector

Singapore-based Smartly, a Robo-advisory platform, is reportedly planning to close down its business operations, due to intense competition in the wealth management and technology (Wealthtech) industry. Established in 2015 and acquired in 2019 VinaCapital, a Vietnamese investment management company, Smartly’s management has been struggling  to… Read More

California-based Fintech Wealthfront, a Robo-Advisor, is Reportedly Inching Closer to Becoming a Digital Bank

Palo Alto-based Wealthfront, an automated investment service company with over $11.4 billion in assets under management, is reportedly getting closer to becoming a full-service digital bank. Wealthfront already provides most of the bank-like services including insured savings accounts. The “Cash Account” is offered by Wealthfront… Read More

Survey: 40% of Financial Advisors Say Mobile Apps Will Transform Wealth Management Industry

Financial advisors have been using a wide range of financial planning software and CRM tools to assist their clients. There have been significant changes in the landscape of who offers these financial management tools. Large companies have reportedly been absorbing Fintech startups. However, advisors and… Read More

Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank Launches Robo-Advisor, Is Reportedly Planning to Spin Off its Fintech Branches

Siam Commercial Bank Pcl, Thailand’s largest commercial bank in terms of total assets, is reportedly preparing to spin off its Fintech branches as the institution attempts to monetize its efforts into tech investment, at a time when its earnings from traditional lending have been relatively… Read More

Singapore-based DBS Bank Develops New Human-Robo Investment Service

Singapore-based DBS Bank, which provides services in consumer, SME, and corporate banking activities, has created a hybrid human-robo investment platform that can be accessed by its clients in Singapore. DigiPortfolio has been designed for new investors. The new investment service provides access to seven exchange-traded-funds… Read More

Australia: Lime Shuts Down “Digital Advice Tools” Following Concerns Raised by ASIC

Lime FS Pty Ltd has agreed to shut down “digital advice tools” following concerns raised by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). According to ASIC, Lime has voluntarily shut down two digital advice referenced as robo advice. Lime FS’ corporate authorised representatives, Plenty Wealth… Read More

Financial Planning Startup Grove Joins Robo Advisor Wealthfront’s Platform

Robo advisor Wealthfront announced on Thursday that financial planning startup, Grove, has joined its platform. Wealthfront reported that Grove was founded in 2015 with a mission to mission to empower users to make “great decisions” about their money through a combination of human advisors and… Read More

NASAA Issues Investor Advisory on Robo-Advisors

Are you an informed investor? That’s what the North American Association of Securities Administrators (NASAA) wants to know when it comes to Robo-Advisors. The lobbying group has just posted an investor advisory cautioning individuals about the Fintech sector of Robo-Advisors. NASAA represents state and provincial… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Xiongan: the New Fintech Hub According to a guideline jointly issued by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, Xiongan New Area is set to become a new center for China’s financial innovation. The guidelines said that Xiongan will “take the… Read More

SEC Settles with Robo Advisors Wealthfront & Hedgeable on Claims of False Statements

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled proceedings against Wealthfront Advisors LLC and Hedgeable, Inc, regarding claims of making false statements and publishing misleading advertising. This enforcement action marks the first the SEC has taken against Robo-advisors – a hot sector of Fintech. Wealthfront, a… Read More

Robo-Advisor d1g1t Raises CDN $9 Million Series A

Toronto based Fintech dig1t Inc. has closed on a CDN $ 9 million series A funding round. The Robo-advisor provides wealth management tools powered by advanced analytics and risk management tools. The d1g1t platform offers portfolio management services to professional advisors and their individual investors…. Read More

Report Confirms that Goldman Will Move Into Wealth Management for the Masses

As we predicted just yesterday, Goldman Sachs will move into the wealth management space, according to a note by CNBC. The additional service was alluded to in the most recent Goldman earnings call which took place last week. The new financial advisor service will most… Read More

In a Move to Remain Competitive, JPMorgan Offers Free Trades for Customers

According to multiple reports, JP Morgan Chase will begin offering free trading (IE commission-less trades) beginning next week. For anyone who downloads their mobile app, during the first year users will be able to book 100 trades at not cost. If you happen to be… Read More

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