November 1, 2015

Deutsche Boerse puts fintech buzz into 360T

Mathew Kuppe by Greg Bright Long before the word ‘fintech’ entered the popular vernacular, a small group of young traders and technologists, including Australian Mathew Kuppe, started a multi-bank FX matching system in Germany. They now have the backing of

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Australians hit Silicon Valley: the new Hollywood

by Francesca D’Arcy* “The whole Silicon Valley motto for startups is ‘move fast, break things’ and ‘get shit done’, that is the biggest thing I’ve learned that Australia isn’t doing,” said Tommi Sullivan, a PhD student at Griffith University. Tommi,

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Asia turns the corner for investor confidence

Ken Froot Asia looks like it’s turned the corner for investor confidence, heading into positive territory last month for the first time since the start of the Chinese sharemarket meltdown mid-year. But the level of investor confidence in North America

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Financial Synergy signs Vision as admin world explodes

Stephen Mackley  Big things are happening in the super fund administration market. AAS seems to have successfully integrated Superpartners, smaller admin systems companies are doing well and SMSF providers are proliferating. But, by all accounts, the ATO is struggling with

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Aussies beat Kiwis at jobs … at least

Dozens of New Zealand financial services roles are heading across the Tasman to Australia following the closure of two global bank-owned NZ operations in the space of a fortnight. In total almost 50 NZ jobs were at threat after Deutsche

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Distressed debt opportunities expand ahead of Fed’s squeeze

Sai Devabhaktuni Corporate credit markets are suffering a lot of dislocation and, therefore, offering many opportunities, especially in the US and Europe. A confluence of factors is presenting a favourable environment for opportunistic distressed debt, according to PIMCO’s Sai Devabhaktuni.

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… as NZX taps PIMCO and Nikko for ETF mandates

Aaron Jenkins PIMCO has picked up NZ$120 million (A$114 million) in seed money as manager for the soon-to-be-launched Smartshares new global fixed income exchange-traded funds (ETFs). According to offer documents for the Smartshares Global Bond Trust, the NZX-owned ETF operator

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