BlackRock

Enhanced Profiles Drive BlackRock, Invesco and Boutique Managers to The Wealth Advisor's New Model Portfolio Selection Guide

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 7:02pm

While typical TAMP menus provide entirely quantitative profiles of each investment model on the platform, the Guide will communicate directly with the advisors who ultimately are responsible for manager selection and monitoring.

Key Points: 
  • While typical TAMP menus provide entirely quantitative profiles of each investment model on the platform, the Guide will communicate directly with the advisors who ultimately are responsible for manager selection and monitoring.
  • "That's why we are showcasing a variety of SMA and model portfolio solutions via our PDF magazine and digital dashboard.
  • The first Model Portfolio & SMA Strategists: Manager Profiles & Selection Guide will be published on January 1, 2022.
  • The Wealth Advisor is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with correspondents in LA, New York and beyond.

Sims Limited CEO Shared Insights on the Future of Steel in a Decarbonizing World at Credit Suisse APAC ESG Conference

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 2:25am

The theme of the virtual panel was "Assessing the Future of Steel in a Decarbonizing World."

Key Points: 
  • The theme of the virtual panel was "Assessing the Future of Steel in a Decarbonizing World."
  • Mr. Field was alongside other industry leading experts, including Larry Fink, founder, chairman and chief executive officer, BlackRock, for the discussion, which was hosted by a Credit Suisse representative.
  • "Transitioning to a low carbon economy in the steel industry presents a multi-year structural opportunity for the recycling industry," stated Alistair Field.
  • "One way Sims is positioning itself to capitalize on the opportunity is by investing in technology to deliver quality products to the market."

Worldwide WealthTech Solution Industry to 2028 - Increasing Number of Banks Presents Opportunities

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:45pm

The increasing adoption of automation solutions across industries is fueling the growth of the wealthtech solution market.

Key Points: 
  • The increasing adoption of automation solutions across industries is fueling the growth of the wealthtech solution market.
  • By end user, the wealthtech solution market is segmented into banks, wealth management firms, and others.
  • Based on organization size, the wealthtech solution market is bifurcated into large enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Save and reduce time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the growth, size, leading players and segments in the global wealthtech solution market.

TIAA Appoints Stephen Tisdalle Chief Brand and Demand Generation Officer

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:29pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TIAA, a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions, appointed Stephen Tisdalle to the newly created role of Chief Brand and Demand Generation Officer.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TIAA, a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions, appointed Stephen Tisdalle to the newly created role of Chief Brand and Demand Generation Officer.
  • Tisdalle joins on November 22 from State Street Global Advisors, where he was Chief Marketing Officer of the $4 trillion global asset manager.
  • Tisdalle will report to Chief Marketing Officer Marty Willis.
  • He also served as Head of Saffron Brand Consultants, where he implemented brand strategies for Goldman Sachs, Bain & Co, KPMG and Swiss Re.

FTX Trading Ltd. Closes $420 Million Series B-1 Funding Round

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, commented on the news, "We founded FTX two years ago with the idea of creating a better financial marketplace.

Key Points: 
  • Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, commented on the news, "We founded FTX two years ago with the idea of creating a better financial marketplace.
  • For this round, we capitalized on those strides and were able to partner with investors that prioritize positioning FTX as the world's most transparent and compliant cryptocurrency exchange."
  • Since July, FTX established its global headquarters in the Bahamas and secured licenses under new regulatory frameworks in the Bahamas and Gibraltar.
  • Additionally, the Company's US-affiliate, FTX US, acquired CFTC regulated digital currency futures & options exchange and clearinghouse, LedgerX, and has recently launched a global NFT marketplace, FTX NFTs.

FTX Trading Ltd. Closes $420 Million Series B-1 Funding Round

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FTX Trading Ltd. ("FTX" or "the Company"), owner and operator of FTX.COM, a leading global cryptocurrency exchange, today announced the closing of a $420,690,000 Series B-1 fundraise, increasing the valuation of the Company to $25 billion. The round saw the participation of 69 investors, including Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, via its Teachers' Innovation Platform, Temasek, Sequoia Capital, Sea Capital, IVP, ICONIQ Growth, Tiger Global, Ribbit Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners and funds and accounts managed by BlackRock.

Key Points: 
  • Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, commented on the news, "We founded FTX two years ago with the idea of creating a better financial marketplace.
  • For this round, we capitalized on those strides and were able to partner with investors that prioritize positioning FTX as the world's most transparent and compliant cryptocurrency exchange."
  • Since July, FTX established its global headquarters in the Bahamas and secured licenses under new regulatory frameworks in the Bahamas and Gibraltar.
  • Additionally, the Company's US-affiliate, FTX US, acquired CFTC regulated digital currency futures & options exchange and clearinghouse, LedgerX, and has recently launched a global NFT marketplace, FTX NFTs.

Paceline Launches First-Ever Health & Wellness Credit Card

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:40pm

Paceline , the unified wellness platform, today announced the launch of the Paceline Card, tying credit card rewards to physical activity tracked via Apple Watch.

Key Points: 
  • Paceline , the unified wellness platform, today announced the launch of the Paceline Card, tying credit card rewards to physical activity tracked via Apple Watch.
  • The Paceline Card, issued by Evolve Bank & Trust, is a first-of-its-kind credit card that links financial benefit to physical health.
  • Rewards programs are essential loyalty drivers for credit cards, and theyre developed to drive card activity, said Joel Lieginger, CEO and founder of Paceline.
  • The Paceline Card is the next major step in realizing our vision of a unified wellness platform, and we chose to pair our card with the Apple Watchand closing your activity ringsbecause it aligns with that core vision.

Bitwise Launches Polygon (MATIC) Fund, Offering Exposure to Leading Ethereum-Scaling Solution

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 4:21pm

The strategy seeks to give investors exposure to MATIC, the native cryptoasset of the fast-growing Polygon platform, through a professionally managed investment vehicle.

Key Points: 
  • The strategy seeks to give investors exposure to MATIC, the native cryptoasset of the fast-growing Polygon platform, through a professionally managed investment vehicle.
  • Many are working on Ethereum competitors to solve this, but Polygon has seen breakthrough traction with a uniquely complementary solution that boosts Ethereums speed and efficiency.
  • With the new Bitwise Polygon Fund launching today, were excited to continue helping investors gain access to the expanding set of opportunities emerging in crypto.
  • The custodian of the Bitwise Polygon Fund is Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC, the worlds largest crypto custodian.6
    The launch of the Polygon fund follows several other launches by Bitwise earlier this year, including the Bitwise Uniswap (UNI) Fund, the Bitwise Aave (AAVE) Fund, the Bitwise 10 ex Bitcoin Crypto Index Fund, the Bitwise Crypto Industry Innovators ETF (BITQ), and the Bitwise DeFi Crypto Index Fund.

Lacework and Snowflake Partner to Enable Better Cloud Security Analytics and Insights

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. and BOZEMAN, Mont., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company and Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, today announced a product integration and go-to-market partnership. Making Lacework data easily available in the Snowflake Data Cloud enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively analyze and report on risk and threats across their cloud and container environments.

Key Points: 
  • Making Lacework data easily available in the Snowflake Data Cloud enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively analyze and report on risk and threats across their cloud and container environments.
  • Together, Lacework and Snowflake bring the value of cloud security data to the rest of the business eliminating barriers between groups focused on protecting the organization.
  • By combining Lacework data into their Snowflake security data lake, customers can:
    Gain flexibility with custom analytics: By bringing together cloud security findings from Lacework with other security data in Snowflake, customers can apply complex security policies and SLA logic to identify the issues that matter most to the organization.
  • The Lacework Cloud Security Platform, powered by Polygraph, automates cloud security at scale so our customers can innovate with speed and safety.

Lacework and Snowflake Partner to Enable Better Cloud Security Analytics and Insights

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. and BOZEMAN, Mont., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lacework, the data-driven cloud security company and Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, today announced a product integration and go-to-market partnership. Making Lacework data easily available in the Snowflake Data Cloud enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively analyze and report on risk and threats across their cloud and container environments.

Key Points: 
  • Making Lacework data easily available in the Snowflake Data Cloud enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively analyze and report on risk and threats across their cloud and container environments.
  • Together, Lacework and Snowflake bring the value of cloud security data to the rest of the business eliminating barriers between groups focused on protecting the organization.
  • By combining Lacework data into their Snowflake security data lake, customers can:
    Gain flexibility with custom analytics: By bringing together cloud security findings from Lacework with other security data in Snowflake, customers can apply complex security policies and SLA logic to identify the issues that matter most to the organization.
  • The Lacework Cloud Security Platform, powered by Polygraph, automates cloud security at scale so our customers can innovate with speed and safety.