COMMENTARY

Private equity for retail: Just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should

IN the current era of ultra-low risk-free rates of return, the financial innovation challenge of the day seems to be figuring out how to give retail investors access to the sweet returns of private equity.

STARTUPS

Sygnum, SEBA Crypto clinch Swiss banking licences

SWITZERLAND and Singapore-focused tokenisation startup Sygnum has clinched one of two conditional banking and securities dealers' licences in Switzerland, the first time that the European country's Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) has given the go-ahead to pure-play blockchain...

Tokenisation startups Sygnum, SEBA clinch conditional Swiss banking, securities licences

SWITZERLAND and Singapore-focused tokenisation startup Sygnum has clinched one of two conditional banking and securities dealers' licences in Switzerland, the first time that the European country's Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) has given the go-ahead to pure-play blockchain...

Indonesia-focused East Ventures closes 6th fund at target-busting US$75m

INDONESIA-focused venture capital firm East Ventures has closed its sixth fund at US$75 million, with support by prominent startup founders helping to surpass the fund's initial US$30 million target.