WBI and Pacer ETFs | November 21, 2022
WBI, an invest-tech and fintech company, and Pacer a 9-time award winning exchange traded fund provider, today announced a strategic partnership to transform how financial advisors interact with clients to personalize and implement model portfolios.
WBI is a 2-time award winning fintech platform offering investment technology that optimizes multi-manager portfolios that target loss or return. With inputs from the client and assistance from a financial advisor, the platform’s interactive toolkit establishes client benchmarks for loss and return. The imbedded invest-tech then optimizes a portfolio to meet the client’s targets. Financial advisors can instantly customize the portfolio(s) to position the client for success.
Pacer is a 9-time award winning exchange traded fund provider that has been recognized for its client-focused philosophy. One of the industry’s leading firms in strategy-driven, rules-based ETFs, Pacer continues to seek innovative and timely ways to serve investor needs and adapt to market conditions.
“WBI is excited to work with Pacer. Their rules-based ETF offerings seek to produce strong risk-adjusted returns which are favored by the platform’s optimization engine, This partnership allows both parties to build on the momentum around our innovative products and shared mission to help improve investor outcomes.”
-Matt Schreiber, Co-CEO at WBI
One of America’s leading investment technology firms, WBI invest-tech features a multi-manager machine optimization engine that builds portfolios that aim to target a specific level of loss while attempting to maximize return. The firm’s proprietary Capital Power RatioTM seeks to unleash capital compounding.
Similarly, Pacer’s Cash Cow Series aims to generate capital appreciation by investing in companies with high-free-cash-flow yield that are trading at a discount. The firm has grown their AUM by $10.3 billion in the last 14 months.
Bruce Kavanaugh, Head of Investments at Pacer Advisors, was just as excited about the newly formed partnership, commenting, This now allows Pacer to introduce cutting edge model solutions to advisors through an award winning technology leader.
Besides promoting the targeted loss portfolios of WBI’s technology platform, WBI and Pacer will look for other opportunities to partner on model construction.
Founded in 1984, WBI is a trailblazer of technology-driven, goals-based wealth management solutions. The firm is a pioneer of active cash-hedged separately managed account and ETF strategies. WBI’s award-winning digital wealth management platform combines financial planning concepts and distinguished innovations to portfolio optimization and construction. WBI is a leader in providing client solutions tailored to their personal benchmarks for loss and return.
About Pacer ETFs
Pacer ETFs is a strategy-driven exchange-traded fund provider with 45 ETFs and over $18.5 billion in assets under management, as of 11/14/22. Pacer ETFs is focused on addressing investors’ needs through its six fund families, the Pacer Trendpilot® Series, Pacer Cash Cows Index® Series, Pacer Custom ETF Series, Pacer Thematic ETF Series, Pacer Factor ETF Series and Pacer Swan SOS ETF Series. Pacer ETFs employs a rules-based, passive management approach to track S&P, NASDAQ, FTSE Russell, and Custom Indexes.
FINTAINIUM and DataSeers | November 22, 2022
Atlanta-based fintech DataSeers and Jacksonville-based FINTAINIUM announce a new partnership to further expand FINTAINIUM's unified cash flow management platform. FINTAINIUM will be using DataSeers' industry leading SaaS solutions like IdentitySeer and ReconSeer to help financial institutions attract, retain, and grow business relationships.
DataSeers will be providing essential back-office services and payments capabilities through their platform specifically designed for banking and payments to help manage critical operations such as reconciliation, compliance, fraud detection, onboarding, and analytics.
Knowing your customer is the first line of defense for fraud, risk, and compliance, but it's still one of the biggest challenges for banks and credit unions. Implementation of a top-tier product like IdentitySeer proves an institution's commitment to providing financial services while keeping out bad actors.
We are pleased to develop this new partnership with Fintainium and together leverage this flexible and scalable platform to provide elevated services in onboarding, reconciliation, and others to their customers in the financial space," says Adwait Joshi, Founder and Chief Seer at DataSeers.
"We have the leading solution in the cash management space and are honored to connect with DataSeers to provide the essential function of embedded reconciliation to the market,"
-Richard Jackman, Chief Executive Officer of FINTAINIUM
FINTAINIUM delivers back-office innovation for financial institutions and streamlines end-users' payments and cash flow management processes. With headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, and operations in Toronto, Canada, FINTAINIUM facilitates enhanced services between financial institutions, businesses, and other technology companies. Fintainium is a modular platform with the newest technology to work seamlessly with financial institutions and ERP systems. Fintainium's technology enables features such as embedded payments and lending, an integrated CFO toolkit with business intelligence, cash flow management tools, and back-office automation. Fintainium is the only unified platform that combines all these features into a simple, easy-to-navigate user interface. Fintainium was named a Best Startup in Jacksonville by The Tech Tribune.
DataSeers is an Atlanta-based FinTech that has engineered a unique solution for effectively harnessing complex data. Its FinanSeer® software is AI-powered and specifically designed to help banks and payments companies improve their onboarding, reconciliation, compliance, fraud detection, and analytics in one user-friendly platform.
DataSeers was established in 2017. Since the creation of DataSeers five and a half years ago, the company has changed office spaces five times to accommodate its steady client and staff growth.
The company has won multiple awards. With three-year revenue growth of 427 Percent, DataSeers received ranking No. 1503 among America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the annual Inc. 5000 list. The company was named one of the Best Places to Work in FinTech by American Banker. DataSeers was recently selected in the AIFinTech100 for 2022. DataSeers received a 2021 Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Award as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Atlanta. The Technology Association of Georgia recognized DataSeers as one of its "Top 40 Technology Companies" three years in a row. The company has also received the LexisNexis® Risk Solutions HPCC Systems® Community Recognition Award for creating a "Truly Unique Solution" leveraging the HPCC Systems open-source data lake platform. DataSeers was among Atlanta Inno's 2019 "50 on Fire" companies in Georgia. The company was also a winner in the New to Export category at the 2019 GLOBE Awards presented by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and among the 2020 award recipients.
Klarpay AG | November 15, 2022
Klarpay AG marks a significant expansion of its international payment capabilities with the launch of dedicated USD and GBP Accounts. This addition enables digital companies, including online merchants, ad networks, marketplaces, and influencers, to collect and disburse USD and GBP payments globally via their corporate Klarpay account.
With Klarpay's Swiss IBAN accounts, businesses can transact through SEPA and SWIFT in more than 90 countries and 70+ currencies via its Dashboard and APIs. Klarpay's international accounts are ideal for companies looking to expand globally through cross-border transactions.
"As we continuously try to advance our offerings, adding dedicated USD and GBP accounts to our list of services opens numerous new doors for our merchant clients and us. Our clients can now store funds, accept payments, and send payouts in USD and GBP in addition to using Klarpay's extensive cross-currency payments and FX network."
- Martynas Bieliauskas, Klarpay CEO
Klarpay delivers predictable, secure, and cost-effective cross-border payments and FX capabilities, while it also enables its merchant clients to manage their cross-border transactions effectively using Klarpay's all-in-one dashboard or via API.
About Klarpay AG.
Klarpay AG is a leading fintech company offering online businesses access to multi-currency IBAN accounts, global payment acceptance, and digital disbursement solutions. As the first Swiss-licensed fintech company to work exclusively with e-commerce, digital entrepreneurs, and social media influencers, Klarpay seeks to empower digital businesses through borderless, scalable, bespoke business accounts and payment solutions. Founded in 2019, Klarpay AG is a deposit-taking financial institution authorised and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) under the Swiss Federal Banking Act, Article 1b.
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Illuminate Financial Management | November 30, 2022
Illuminate Financial, the specialist venture capital investor dedicated to early-stage FinTech and enterprise software companies, today announced a strategic partnership with Singapore Exchange (SGX Group), Asia's leading international multi-asset exchange.
In connection with the partnership, SGX Group will become a limited partner in Illuminate Financial's latest venture capital strategy, which backs early-stage FinTech and enterprise software companies globally driving innovation in the financial services industry.
"As a pioneering innovator in Asia's capital markets infrastructure, SGX Group has invested in digital solutions and technology that capture the future of capital markets across asset classes. We look forward to partnering with Illuminate Financial, and to connecting with FinTech players globally that are at the forefront of innovation."
-Amit Kedia, Head of Strategic & Fintech Investments, SGX Group
Luca Zorzino, Head of Asia Investments at Illuminate Financial said: We are excited to work with SGX Group as our first strategic partner in Asia to continue driving the FinTech innovation agenda in Asia-Pacific. This expansion marks a natural progression in Illuminate Financial's evolution as a global investor in B2B FinTech companies.
Southeast Asia remains attractive for FinTech funding investments despite external pressures. Singapore accounts for a lion's share of ASEAN FinTech investments, securing more than half of the total 163 deals, amounting to US$1.8 billion, and 43% of total funding in the first three quarters of 2022, according to a UOB report.
Illuminate Financial is led by Mark Beeston, Founder and Managing Partner, alongside partners Alexander Ross and Rezso Szabo. The venture firm, which operates out of London, New York, and Singapore, has to date invested in more than 30 late-Seed to Series A companies addressing core challenges across financial services. Investment themes within enterprise FinTech include Digital Assets Infrastructure, Climate and ESG, Data and Private Markets, as well as Tech Infrastructure that targets the financial services industry.
About Illuminate Financial Management
Illuminate Financial Management (Illuminate Financial) is a thesis-driven venture capital firm focused on FinTech and enterprise software companies defining the future of financial services. With offices in London, New York, and Singapore, Illuminate Financial's deep networks and trusted partnerships with key industry participants provide real insight into what the industry needs and helps their portfolio companies achieve their full potential.