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James Gorman (Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley) commenting on the acquisition of Solium (a provider o
February 17 · Issue #130 · View online
James Gorman (Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley) commenting on the acquisition of Solium (a provider of software-as-a-service for equity administration), tapping in to the significant wealth accumulation opportunity from the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders:

“The acquisition provides Morgan Stanley with broader access to corporate clients and a direct channel to their employees, as well as a greater opportunity to establish and develop relationships with a younger demographic and service this population early in their wealth accumulation years.“

This is the third transaction of its kind in the last 12 months following Computershare acquiring Equatex & Motive Partners Investment in Global Shares.

Charlotte Crosswell (CEO, Innovate Finance) commenting on UK FinTech investment reaching a record $3.3bn, up 18% on 2018, as reported by industry body Innovate Finance on Tuesday:

“It is very encouraging to see that investment continues to grow in the UK FinTech sector, reaffirming its position as a leading global financial and technology centre. The UK has a unique position across financial services, technological innovation, regulators and government which all play a crucial role in this impressive growth journey. However, we should not be complacent as new challenges lie ahead; we must focus on growing our talent and capital pipeline across the UK, to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth in the future.”

Motive Podcasts
In last week’s podcast, we heard from  Paolo Sironi (IBM FinTech Thought-Leader for Watson Financial Services & Industry Author) and this week on our 50th podcast of the series, from the P20 in Atlanta, we have Norma Krayem (Sr Policy Advisor & Chair, Global Cybersecurity at Holland & Knight)
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Apple Podcasts
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on SoundCloud
Upcoming Industry Events
Financial Services
JP Morgan launches FX algo execution service on Bloomberg
Goldman Sachs leads $45m funding round for business credit startup Nav
Morgan Stanley stocks up with $900m Solium acquisition
JP Morgan Chase to trial new cryptocurrency
IBM strikes a $700m deal with Santander for digital drive
CaixaBank first to show withdrawal symptoms for ATM cash
Barclays, Ripple and Mastercard Foundation join SendFriend financing round
Belgium’s BNP Paribas Fortis unleashes bank account aggregator
Standard Chartered seeks supply chain finesse with Linklogis
Unicaja Banco loans are in with Fintonic app
Societe Generale selects HPS for payments power in Africa
Ant Financial to buy WorldFirst for $700m
Scotiabank taps Mexican talent for FinTech accelerator
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank makes a MoneyBuddy
Former Assetz Capital founder launches FinTech consultancy
Barclaycard Integrates B2B Payment To SAP Ariba
UK FinTech Investment hits new highs as the industry matures ahead of Europe
PayPal to close offices in Malaysia
InReach Ventures, which uses AI to find the next big European startup, closes a $60 million fund
Affinity raises $26.5 million to manage relationships with machine learning
ScaleFactor launches an Android app for accounting
SMB challenger banks are a hot spot among VCs
Blockchain Exchange Alliance preps tech for payments push
Financial services blockchain value to hit $462bn over next decade
UK challenger bank Griffin gears up for wholesale launch
Colombia’s FinTech wakes up to open banking
Case study: 2ndQuadrant and Tastyworks – boosting PostgreSQL database performance by 400%
CanDeal and six Canadian banks create market data hub
EU Parliament passes new rules on cross-border payment charges
Saudi central bank launches regulatory Sandbox for FinTech firms
Regulatory landscape for Fintech, Electronic Commerce and Electronic Banking: Part One
US state regulators reach out to fintech startups
Risks of Blockchain and Fintech regulation policy in Italy
Why Governments should accept licensing from other jurisdictions
How can we regulate disruptive technologies?
Swiss on a roll to regulate crypto, blockchain space
Cross border payment innovation and regulation drive each other
Key Hires
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All change as Temenos gets new CEO
Cook was named as the next Managing Director of Iowa’s Global Insurance Accelerator
Fintech owned by billionaire Joe Lewis appoints new chief
Zopa appoints Virgin veteran McCallum as chairman
Top 10 Insurtech Leaders in Asia
Michel-Alain Proch was appointed as Ingenico's Group Chief Financial Officer
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