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Markets not rigged – academic

The modern financial market infrastructure that connects investors with stock exchanges might give rise to some economically unproductive practices, but the market is far from being ‘rigged’. That is the conclusion of Columbia Business School finance and banking Professor Lawrence Glosten and two of his colleagues, who looked at some of the allegations made by […]

August 13th, 2015|

China i-finance bullish despite regulator crackdown

Chinese anti-virus firm Qihoo 360 has become the latest tech firm to launch its own stock market index and wealth management website, even as the government tightens controls on internet finance. Read more.

August 12th, 2015|

Rivers of gold headed for Aussie VC?

Up to $400 million a year could flow into Australian venture capital after updates to the Significant Investor Visa program, says VC fund founder Victor Jiang. Watch more here.

August 10th, 2015|

No hedge funds for retail – academic

Hedge funds are a force for good but mum and dad investors should steer well clear. That is the view of one of the word’s academic experts on hedge funds, NYU Stern School of Business Professor Stephen Brown, a visiting guest of the Centre for International Finance and Regulation. Read more.

August 10th, 2015|

Hedge fund guru says industry in crisis

Internationally renowned Professor Stephen Brown of of NYU Stern School of business argued today that although the hedge fund industry is facing a global crisis, the basic proposition of the hedge fund retains its value. He spoke at a breakfast hosted by Continuum client the Centre for International Finance and Regulation. Read more over at Investment Magazine.

July 30th, 2015|

$18.9B in fintech M&A so far this year

Investment bank Berkery Noyes reports on fintech M&A. Payments and capital markets companies the hottest targets.



July 29th, 2015|

Big 8 bank on Bitcoin

The world’s biggest banks are betting on Bitcoin – which eight are keenest on digital currency and the blockchain?

July 28th, 2015|

MAS adds Fintech & Innovation Group

The Singaporean regulator has created a Fintech & Innovation group to look at ways to strengthen and protect the local market using technology.

July 27th, 2015|

PayPal trials wearables in Oz

Music festival Splendour in the Grass was the world-first test ground for PayPal’s new wearable over the weekend.

July 27th, 2015|

Silicon Beach?

Does Australia have ‘Silicon Beach’? Read today’s finance and fintech news to find out. Join our Insight newsletter to get the headlines right in your inbox every morning – just email

July 24th, 2015|