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Broker who scammed elderly N.J. couple out of $270K with phony investments sentenced to prison

“A broker from Essex County will serve three years in prison for convincing an elderly couple to $270,000 into an investment program that did not exist and using the money for himself, authorities said Friday” writes Attrino Tattrino Njadvancemedia for nj.com. When Siegel moved to another brokerage firm the following year, the couple again transferred their investments so Siegel could manage them, Grewal said.The Bureau of Securities asks people to call them before they invest to make sure the securities offered are properly registered. Source: nj.com

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SoftBank leads new financing round in Brazil’s housing broker QuintoAndar

“SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian online housing broker QuintoAndar has raised $250 million in a new funding round led by Japan’s SoftBank Group International, the company said on Tuesday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The broker has been valued at more than $1 billion in this funding round, a source with knowledge of the matter said.Besides SoftBank, which launched a $5 billion Latin America fund in March, San Francisco-based Dragoneer Investment Group is investing in the company. Source: 95kqds.com

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Kin raises $47 million to broker homeowner insurance in disaster-prone areas

“In addition to its policy-writing Florida carrier, Kin is a registered managing general agent and brokerage in Texas, Georgia, and Alabama, operating from Chicago (with an office in Tampa Bay)” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. Umbrella policies — plans that supplement the liability coverage offered by homeowner insurance and personal auto insurance — come to around $100 for $1 million in additional coverage.Kin, a Chicago-based startup that aims to match customers in disaster-prone regions with home insurance policies, today announced that it’s raised $47 million in funding from August Capital,…

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Former President Jimmy Carter offers to travel to North Korea to help Trump broker a nuclear deal with Kim Jong Un

“Carter’s visit helped to defuse the first North Korean nuclear crisis, paving the way for the Agreed Framework, in which North Korea agreed to give up its nuclear program in exchange for aid” writes Tom Porter for businessinsider.com. The nuclear summit between Trump and Kim came unstuck when Kim demanded an end to US sanctions. Source: businessinsider.com

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How secure is your Tier 1 prime broker? The figures bare all

“How your Tier 1 bank handles it and how secure its systems are is paramount” reports financefeeds.com. According to the regulator, during the same period Barclays, Cahoot and Santander each suffered seven incidents while Lloyds Bank customers faced disruption on six occasions.FinanceFeeds followed this up with some London-based prime of prime brokerages, and it appears that most certainly, RBS has the lowest entry barriers and is actually willing to do business as a Tier 1 counterparty.Once upon a time, not very long ago, Tier 1 banks with large market shares…

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Brokers Markets News 

IG Partnership with IB Forest Park FX Reveals US Client Value

“And for those traders, IG will be a welcome addition to the market” writes David Kimberley for financemagnates.com. Having paid $40 million for the site, it makes sense that the broker is now trying to use it to attract new clients.Given Forest Park FX’s reputation for adding value to clients and our prior experience with them in Europe, they were always at the top of our list.” Working alongside the broker, FP will be providing its clients with market access through IG, cash back rebates for retail traders that use…

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FSCS’ payouts to customers of defunct broker LQD Markets total $2.89m

“The Special Administrators worked with their legal advisors and the FCA to make an application to modify the CASS rules” reports financefeeds.com. These claims have been sent to the FSCS to give clients an opportunity to assign their claims to the FSCS and make an application for compensation.Where necessary the Administrators have continued adjudicating on clients’ claims and responding to client queries specifically relating to the compensation process. Source: financefeeds.com

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Crypto Exchange Gemini Joins British Telecom’s Radianz Cloud Broker Community

“Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, has joined the British Telecommunications (BT) Radianz Cloud broker community, a BT press release reports on Feb. 27” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. Nick Vigier, chief information officer at Gemini, declared that joining Radianz Cloud strengthens the exchange’s institutional investor connectivity.The Radianz Cloud is described in the press release as “one of the world’s largest, secure networked financial cloud communities,” comprised of thousands of institutions, exchanges, brokers and clearing and settlement houses.Now the members of this community will reportedly have access…

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Why Brokerages Outsource Their Broker Technology

“Existing and new brokerages need to be aware of the growing impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is having on broker technology” writes Finance Magnates Staff for financemagnates.com. Simply advertising that your brokerage offers low latency execution without being able to deliver will not cut it.Impact Tech’s Impact CRM is a platform that ticks all the required boxes and offers brokers a cost-effective way to access the benefits of AI-driven insights.Today’s successful brokers are weighing up the merits of the latest broker technology to ensure they continue to compete at the…

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