Tag: Fintech

Fintech

Did FinTech Rise to the Challenges of Recent Events?

In last month’s Profit & Loss Dial-In Day London, industry experts looked at how fintech firms addressed the challenges of recent events. Panelists John Ashworth, CEO of Caplin Systems; Harpal Sandhu, CEO of Integral; and Rich Kiel, SVP and head of FX solutions at Kx during Profit & Loss Dial-In Day London. The panelists also […]

Follow the Money

Last year saw a number of investments in fintech firms offering FX technology. Galen Stops takes a look at the rationale behind this trend and examines the broader investment landscape. The more eagle-eyed Profit & Loss reader will have noticed that there was a distinct spate of investment deals involving FX-focused fintech firms in the […]

P&L Talk Series with Sucden Financial’s Kirsty Gillies

Kirsty Gillies, global head of e-FX sales at Sucden Financial, talks to Profit & Loss about how the firm is expanding in different geographies, the impact of fintechs on the e-FX industry and the importance of diversity in the workplace. Profit & Loss: Sucden Financial has been expanding its presence in Hong Kong lately, is […]

Capitolis Secures $40m Investment

Capitolis has raised $40 million as it completes its Series B round of funding, which was led by Spark Capital and SVB Capital. Existing investors, Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital and S Capital also participated in the round, bringing the total capital raised to date to $70 million. Capitolis says that this latest funding will support […]

Time to Get Creative?

Does FX still have the ability to innovate the way that it did 20 years ago? Galen Stops finds the industry divided on this important question. When Profit & Loss launched 20 years ago, the FX market looked very different than it does today. Much of the industry was still trading via voice channels, pricing […]

In the FICC of It

In this week’s podcast Colin Lambert gets to air some long-held grievances at market structure change when Galen Stops asks him, “any thoughts on the Deutsche Bank job cuts?” Our two podcasters look at the function of risk in the market, as well as the potential impact of what Lambert sees as a steady shift […]

In the FICC of It

Colin Lambert is on the defensive from the start of this week’s podcast thanks to another disastrous prediction in the previous edition of In the FICC of It, so listen in to enjoy his discomfort as he and Galen Stops discuss the return of volatility to bitcoin and while doing so decide for yourself – […]

And Another Thing…

Without innovation the world stagnates and this is as true in financial markets as anywhere else, however I sense that people are starting to feel a little overwhelmed by the continued fintech revolution – there are, some people suggest to me, just too many ideas out there at the moment and identifying the good ones […]

Peer-to-Peer Matching: FX HedgePool Tries a New Approach

There have been numerous attempts in the past to create buy side to buy side matching pools for FX, with very limited success. FX HedgePool is the latest venture seeking to do this and, as the company edges towards launch, Galen Stops takes a look at what it is doing differently. In April, Profit & […]