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With the wrong type of smoke signals emanating from the FCA, what does the future hold for the UK’s Financial Services sector?

With the wrong type of smoke signals emanating from the FCA, what does the future hold for the UK’s Financial Services sector?

By Allan Lane, Algo-Chain – With the news that PayPal has entered the cryptocurrency market, quickly followed by the world’s biggest ever IPO, where Ant, the financial services arm of Alibaba, raised USD34 billion from investors, it would be fair to say that 2020 has proven to be a breakthrough year for the FinTech movement.  With Alipay reputedly accounting for USD17,000,000,000,000 in online payments, and with Ant’s share issue taking place in Asia rather than the US, the sheer scale of what is at stake here will not be lost on many.

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Global ETF launches 22-29.10.20

Global ETF launches 22-29.10.20

In another quiet week for new ETF launches, Tabula has debuted a new thematic fund which it says is the first ETF to provide exposure to both realised and expected inflation in a single index. Elsewhere, Amundi launched a new fund offering access to Japanese equities with a focus on ESG, while a brace of new ETFs from SSGA provide investors with access to corporate bonds and currency-hedged global shares.