FinTech

Robinhood to provide 24/7 support to users

Who is Robinhood? Robinhood is a fintech brokerage company that offers commission-free trading, providing an online platform enabling customers to trade stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs – a type of security that tracks a particular index/commodity/sector which can be purchased and traded in the same way as a conventional stock) and options. The business also offers …

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The blockchain ecosystem holds up in Switzerland

Blockchain chronicle. For more than four years, Switzerland has hosted a large number of projects. Overview of this high potential ecosystem. 840 companies active in blockchain and cryptocurrency is the surprising figure shared by the Swiss Blockchain Federation last year. That is more than 4,400 jobs in the Zug crypto-valley alone.   Finma’s responsiveness in …

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Goldman’s turn to Expand into FinTech consumer banking

By Ismail Berbache, on 15/09/21 Goldman Sachs is acquiring FinTech GreenSky for $2.24 billion. The all-stock deal for GreenSky called the biggest FinTech platform for home improvement loans in a release announcing the transaction, is expected to close by the first quarter of 2022. Goldman Sachs will pay 0.03 share of its common stock for …

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Artificial Intelligence: Advancing Machine Learning

Jobin Reji, King’s College London Introduction We have looked at AI in our previous articles and most recently, about the convenience it offers to traders as they execute deals. As a branch of computer science, artificial intelligence attempts to build machines capable of intelligent behaviour. Today we are to look at the role Artificial Intelligence …

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Salesforce completes acquisition of Slack

-By Josh Abraham, London School of Economics Deal overview Acquirer: Salesforce  Target: Slack  Value: US$27.7 billion  Announced date: December 1st, 2020  Closed date: July 21st, 2021  Financial Advisors: BofA Securities Inc. for Salesforce, Qatalyst Partners LP and Goldman Sachs & Co LLC for Slack  Legal Counsel: Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Morrison & Foerster LLP for Salesforce, Latham & Watkins LLP and Goodwin Procter …

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NVIDIA’s $54B takeover of ARM in jeopardy

–By Ghali Moutawakil, University College London Overview of the deal Acquirer: Nvidia CorporationTarget: Arm HoldingsTotal transaction size: $54bnClosed date: Deadline in March 2022Acquirer financial advisor: Morgan StanleyTarget financial advisor: Goldman Sachs Nvidia announced on 13 September 2020 that the company had reached an agreement with SoftBank Group Corp to purchase ARM Limited, in a transaction …

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