Future and fading investment trends in digital transformation

Looking back, there is no question that the past two years have been a catalyst for real structural change across every industry, from the adoption of telehealth and healthcare, digital wallets and digital financial services, to kerbside pickup, contactless shopping and much more. Looking forward, the case for continuing digital transformation has never been more…

Ready to rise to Europe’s energy emergency challenge (but don’t know where to invest)? Here are 3 main disruptive ideas to explore

European energy prices had already skyrocketed over the past year as the world economy bounced back from covid. Then, the war in Ukraine put self-sufficiency and security of supply firmly on Europe’s agenda. Together, they add up to two drivers for fundamental change – and some exciting opportunities for investors. Three energy sources currently dominate…

New treasury services operation for Kylla clients

The Kylla Corporate Transactions team is expanding in expertise and scope as Hugo Berkhout joins us as Partner Investments & Treasury Services. An introduction. Hugo launched his career in finance while a university student in Amsterdam, where he was reading history and law. A series of fortuitous coincidences led him to join Delta Lloyd Bank…

It’s inevitable: ESG and digitalization are inseparable

It doesn’t matter whether we are talking about AI or smart communities, net zero energy or digital movements, flying taxis or reducing carbon emissions, I believe that for the investment community ESG is inseparably intertwined with digitalized solutions. Because while it is crucial to invest in the future of our planet for our children and…

ESG investments is set to drive growth in todays investment world

The term ESG has been circulating within the investment community for a number of years. Now though, in the era of Covid-19, it is enjoying much greater attention. But what, specifically, is ESG and how will it change the investment industry, and Private Equity & Venture Capital in particular? ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social and Governance, describes the characteristics that make an investment sustainable, responsible or ethical. It is also often used to describe an investment class – sustainable investing –…

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Thai fintech firm SYNQA raises $80m in Series C round

Fintech company SYNQA based in Thailand, formerly Omise Holdings, has raised $80 million in its Series C funding round led by SCB 10X and SPARX Group, through its Mirai Creation Fund II. The round was joined by Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFS), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), SMBC Venture Capital (SMBCVC), Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance…