Author: BigTXN – bigtxn.com
London, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR – 29 June 2022
ESG Data Provider BigTXN joining UK DIT FinTech Visit to Hong Kong
UK headquartered ESG data provider, BigTXN will be joining the FinTech delegation visit to Hong Kong, organised by UK Department for International Trade (UK DIT) and InvestHK, Hong Kong Government’s inward investment promotional agency.
The visit is part of the FinTech Bridge agreement which was signed in 2017 between the UK and Hong Kong Government, to promote collaboration and foster connection and partnership between the two leading FinTech hubs in the world.
BigTXN counts Wilshire, a global investment technology and advisory company as one of its first clients and provides ESG and climate risk monitoring data to support Wilshire’s index team.
Wilshire, recently announced a collective launch with Hang Seng Indexes Company, the Hong Kong and mainland China index company and Nikkei, a major Japanese index provider and the parent company of the Financial Times (FT) to bring to market the first in a series of indexes empowering investors to transition their investments towards a low-carbon and climate resilient economy.
Reza Ghassemieh, Chief Benchmark Officer of Wilshire commented “Our commitment to transition to a low-carbon economy requires us to work together globally with innovators such as BigTXN. We are very encouraged by the request of UK DIT and InvestHK to include BigTXN in this vital next step.”
The UK investment management industry manages over £9.4 trillion of assets. It has unrivalled global reach and a reputation for adapting and reinventing in response to a changing world.
BigTXN is a member of IAEngine the FinTech hub managed by the UK’s Investment Association (IA).
Commenting on BigTXN’s selection, Gillian Painter, Head of Membership and Engine at The Investment Association, “IA Engine enjoy a strong relationship with Hong Kong and we were delighted when HKIFA and InvestHK joined the IA Engine ecosystem as a Global FinTech Partner. It is opportunities such as these that showcase the very best of UK FinTech; enabling true collaboration and international access. BigTXN is an excellent example of innovation within investment management and so we are pleased to see them joining this delegation and look forward to fruitful discussions.”
The opportunity to join this visit will allow the 10 selected FinTech companies to explore the business environment in Hong Kong and interact with government representatives, banks, incubators, investors, and the FinTech community.
“We are humbled to be given this opportunity, ESG and climate risk are globally significant and connected topics; and we can afford to be bold about our ambitions to grow BigTXN’s presence in the Hong Kong financial market,” said Haider Mannan, CEO of BigTXN.
The delegation visit will take place virtually from 4-6 July 2022.
BigTXN delivers data that matters. We enable investment screening and monitoring solutions for financial institutions to meet compliance and investment decision requirements with the highest quality of data, transparency and trust. Through our solutions we provide datasets for investment and risk intelligence which drive responsible and sustainable investing.
Wilshire is a global provider of market-leading indexes, advanced analytics, and multi-asset investment solutions. A trusted partner to a diverse range of more than 500 institutional investors and financial intermediaries. Wilshire’s clients rely on it to improve investment outcomes for a better future. Wilshire is headquartered in the United States with offices worldwide and advises on over $1.3 trillion in assets, $97 billion of which are assets under management.
About IA Engine
Engine is the FinTech hub launched by the UK’s Investment Association (IA) in 2018.
Engine’s mission is simple: To fuel the adoption of technology within investment management, for the benefit and changing needs of clients.
Engine works with over 150 FinTech firms and partners across the investment value chain to open up tech-driven possibilities and solve the challenges faced by investment firms, both big and small.
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