Fluent rebrands as Hijro for blockchain asset marketplace

FinTech company Fluent, the financial operating network for global trade, rebrands as Hijro and announces the Hijro Trade Asset Marketplace. Read more:

ayondo continues Asian expansion with TradeHero buy

UK social trading app ayondo is acquiring Singapore-based investor education app TradeHero as it seeks to increase its presence in the Asian market. Read more:

Quantopian lands $25m from Andreessen for trade algorithms

Andreessen Horowitz is making a move in the robo-investment space backing trading algorithm platform Quantopian in its $25m Series C round. Read more:

Bank Vontobel selects Horizon as automated trading engine

Horizon Software today announced that Bank Vontobel AG has selected Horizon Platform for Automated Trading (HPAT) for electronic execution. Read more:

Blackmoon lands $2.5m for alternative investments

Blackmoon Financial Group has raised $2.5m in equity funding to expand its marketplace for balance sheet loan investment. The funding comes from A&NN Group, Flint Capital and Target Global. Read more:

Jason Schenker appointed CFO of startup Newchip

Renowned financial market expert Jason Schenker has signed on as CFO for Newchip, an emerging online investment marketplace. Read more:

Citi and Deutsche Bank join Neptune bond network

The Neptune network provides a venue for dealers to share information with investors on the bonds that they are looking to buy and sell. Read more:

PortfolioQuest scoops up pre-seed for financial training tool

Financial training tool PortfolioQuest has raised $750,000 in a pre-seed round of funding. The funding for the San Francisco and Singapore-based startup was led by Nels Friets and Venkatesh Sethuraman. Read more:

Quam Securities opens first Quam Direct Spot in Hong Kong

The first physical outlet of Quam Direct provides investors access to information and allows them to open a trading account with professionals. Read more:

CoInvestor secures seven figures in funding round

CoInvestor, the alternative investment platform for sophisticated private investors, has raised £1.1m in under two weeks. Read more: