financial.com has launched the “Next Generation Platform”. Instead of programming much customization work can now be achieved through configuration. The new mass customization platform combines both economies of scale of mass production and the customers’ strong need to diffentiate.
financial.com has moved its Frankfurt Office from Clemensstrasse 6 to MesseTurm (Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49, 60308 Frankfurt am Main) which is the same address as our partner Reuters. Phone and fax numbers remain the same.
financial.com delivers market data of Reuters to Sparkassen Informatik, the main IT company of the Sparkassen group. The portal S-Investor provides market data to 417 individual websites, each Sparkasse has their own CI, which makes it the biggest financial information internet platform worldwide.
financial.com and Reuters have expanded their strategic partnership into global markets. The basic framework agreement has been in place since 2001.
Börse Stuttgart, the leading exchange for securitized derivatives in Germany, has improved its derivatives feed with real-time Greeks of financial.com. The software is deployed in the data center of Börse Stuttgart.
After having built different internet sites financial.com enters the market for intranet solutions. With the launch of Reuters Web Terminal financial.com delivers a comprehensive permissioning and reporting of data usage for professional users for the first time.
Due to strategic considerations financial.com abandons its ad-supported business model and focusses on B2B software-as-a-service solutions. The portal optionsscheine.de was sold to Swiss Derivative Partners in exchange for a 5% stake.
financial.com has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Reuters on the development and marketing of bespoke solutions. Reuters will deliver content whereas financial.com develops and maintains the platform to distribute the information in a customer driven manner.
The founding shareholders Christina Brandl and Christian Hampp are leaving the company in order to pursue a business idea in the field of betting which, although close to financial.com’s business from a technical perspective, is very different in terms of regulatory issues.
Both founders have significantly contributed to the success of financial.com. They sold their shares to existing shareholders and employees. We are especially thankful to Christian as, due to his efforts, the company owns the top level domain name. OnVista also sold their stake in the same transaction.
OnVista, the leading financial portal for retail investors in Germany with headquarters in Cologne, aquires a 10% stake in financial.com. While OnVista will focus on marketing its portal to more investors, financial.com will develop and run innovative tools for analytics.
The investment amounts to 3 million DM and comes as a capital increase. Because of the IPO on 28 February 2000 OnVista recently increased their cash by 82,78 million DM. The equity story of OnVista is similar to financial.com’s strategy – internationalization and enhancement of the data across asset classes.