WealthTech

Meet Akru, Malaysia’s Newest Robo-Advisor

Years ago before my job with the Fintech News Network, I would drive my lifeless body to work at the crack of dawn to my office in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. During this dreaded daily commute, the local business

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Rakuten Trade Appoints Kazumasa Mise as Its New Chief Executive Officer

Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd (Rakuten Trade) announced the appointment of Mr Kazumasa Mise as its Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective 16 October 2020, following approval from Securities Commission Malaysia. Mise replaces Mr Kaoru

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DBS Ex-Chief Innovation Officer Neal Cross Recounts His Journey from Banker to Entrepreneur

In just two years of commercial operation, Australian wealthtech startup PictureWealth has grown to more than AUD$2 billion in funds under advice, annualized revenues of AUD$20 million, and a client base of over 40,000 customers. This year only, the fast-growing

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PNB Teams Up With Raiz To Launch an App That Helps You Invest Your Spare Change

Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) announced on Thursday the launch its micro-investing app Raiz. Raiz is a micro investing mobile app which utilises users’ virtual spare change from rounding up everyday purchases to proactively invest into ASNB’s variable price funds based

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11% of eToro’s Asia Pacific Customers Are From Malaysia

Multi-asset investment platform eToro has announced that it will extend its commission-free stocks offering to clients in Asia-Pacific, effective immediately. The zero-commission offering for Asia Pacific clients applies to all stocks on its platform that are traded on the Nasdaq

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In Less Than 3 Years, Rakuten Trade is Now Profitable

Rakuten announced that is has marked a major milestone by turning to black ahead of its third anniversary. According to their media statement, they have activated almost 85,000 trading accounts. They also shared that they have handled more than RM12.5

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Securities Commission to Allow for E-Wallets to Sell Capital Market Products; TNG eWallet Welcomes the Move

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) announced today that it will facilitate the online distribution of capital market products such as unit trusts, through e-Services platforms like e-wallet or e-payment service providers. The Guidelines on Recognized Markets has been amended to

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Bank Islam’s Subsidiary Launches “Robo-Intelligent” Investment App

BIMB Investment Management Berhad (“BIMB Investment”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, today announced the launch of BEST Invest online investment mobile application (BEST Invest app), what they described as its “first Robo-Intelligence Sustainable Shariah-ESG investing online platform.”

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Rakuten Trade Sees Swell in Userbase Amidst the COVID-19 MCO

Rakuten Trade, a fully digital equities broker reported a surged in user base during the Movement Control Order (MCO) Period. The equities broker said in a media statement that they saw over 11,000 new accounts activated in March, a 100%

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Robo Advisor MYTHEO Waives Management Fees

MYTHEO a robo-advisor regulated by the Securities Commission Malaysia issued a statement assuring investors their business remains capable of serving customers and that they have sound business continuity practices in place. The robo-advisor further added that their processes are highly

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