Jul 9, 2021

The Ultimate FinTech & InsurTech LIVE Event

Fintech
Insurtech
live
event
2 min
FinTech and InsurTech bring you the virtual conference that can’t be missed, streaming live from London

From October 12th-14th, 2021, BizClik’s FinTech & InsurTech event will bring together influential executives from around the world. Streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London, this three-day event will be an excellent way to finish the year strong, gaining the confidence your company needs to move forward into the future. 

With keynote addresses from global leaders, dynamic roundtable discussions, and extensive networking opportunities, FinTech & InsurTech 2021 will expand your network, deliver insight, and enhance your organisation’s reach. 

Already confirmed speakers include Mike Massaro, CEO of Flywire; Ben Maxim, AVP of Digital Strategy & Innovation at MSU Federal Credit Union; Nino Ulsamer, Co-Founder and acting CTO of StashAway; and Sten Saar, Co-Founder and COO of Zego. 

 

What’s on the agenda?

Across the three-day event, a number of relevant topics and trends surrounding contemporary fintech and insurtech will be discussed. These include:

  • Diversity and inclusion (Tuesday 14 October)
    • Racial equality (11.30am)
    • Supplier diversity (12pm)
    • Sustainability (12.30pm)
  • Women in fintech (2.30pm)
  • Challenger and neobanks (Wednesday 15 October)
    • Cashless society (2pm)
    • SMEs (2.30pm)
  • Adopting new age digital solutions in the insurance industry (6am on Thursday 16 October)

The latter topic should certainly be on the mind of every executive in the traditional insurance sector. 2020 was a wake-up call to the industry that the old-fashioned way can no longer sufficiently meet either customer expectations or needs.

In fact, 59% of insurers have refocused their priority to investing in digital transformation. This is understandable: digital leaders like Lemonade, wefox, and Hippo are proving that an easy, flexible, customisable, and transparent service are the hallmarks of a superior customer experience, and the collective industry should take note. Attendees of that session will come away with renewed clarity on insurance’s future and how their company can fit into it.

In addition, each day of the event will include: 

  • Live panel Q&A sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Industry forums
  • Regional keynote speakers
  • Inspirational speakers
  • Consultant thought leaders, and much more.

This event is set to be one of the year's most unmissable. If you want to get leading perspectives on the future of fintech and insurtech, find out where you can purchase your tickets here.

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Jul 31, 2021

State Street launch crypto service for private funds clients

Fintech
crypto
funds
Data
2 min
After leading Lukka’s Series C funding round in late 2020, State Street partners with the firm to offer new digital asset services

State Street Corporation is now expanding its push into the cryptocurrency industry by launching new digital asset services. It will provide digital and cryptocurrency asset fund administration capabilities for the firm’s private funds clients. 

In partnership with Lukka, a leading enterprise crypto asset data, and software provider, State Street will support its private fund clients with collection, standardisation, enrichment, reconciliation, processing, and reporting related to crypto and other digital assets.

The partnership is State Street’s latest effort in the digital and crypto-asset space following the launch of State Street Digital, a division focused on addressing the industry’s evolving shift to digital finance, and comes after Lukka’s Series C funding round in December of 2020, which was led by State Street.

 

A rise in digital assets 

 

“The growth in popularity of digital assets is showing no signs of a slowdown and State Street Digital is committed to continuing to build out the necessary infrastructure to further develop our digital assets servicing models to help meet our clients’ growing demands,” said Nadine Chakar, head of State Street Digital. “Our work with Lukka will leverage their software and data in order to help expand our digital and crypto asset fund administration capabilities to alternative managers is just another advancement in our digital solution set and marks a very exciting development.”

State Street will leverage Lukka’s product suite, which includes a proprietary middle and back-office data management solution, purpose-built for blockchain and crypto-asset data, as well as Lukka Reference Data, and Lukka Prime Pricing Data. This will enable State Street to consume crypto assets that are comingled within a private client’s traditional alternative investments portfolios.

“As our clients continue to adopt digital assets, such as crypto, we’ve seen increasing interest among investors for institutional quality middle and back-office offerings that support diversified portfolios,” said Jen Tribush, alternatives lead for State Street Digital.“ Lukka was the ideal partner to help provide these services given their leading position in crypto asset data as State Street continues to add to our growing offering in the digital asset space.”

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