Good reads – our curated news review of the month March 2021

Mar 31, 2021
Good reads - March 2021

International Women's Day was on 8 March. Therefore, this topic cannot be missing from our news review - of course with a focus on the financial world. But first it's about trends. What is the situation on the German real estate crowdfunding market, what are the European trends? And of course, the aspect of sustainability in investment should not be missing either.  

Here we go:

Real estate crowdinvesting is booming. But the market leaders Exporo and Bergfürst lost ground last year. Other providers are now standing out: Engel & Völkers as well as Rendity and Dargobertinvest have increased their financing volumes. There is also news from the platforms iFunded and KlickOwn: Together they slip under the stock exchange shell of Investunity AG. FinanceFWD looks at the trends in this segment of crowdfunding. 

(article in German)

Our guest article on Crowdfund Insider is about the trends in European crowdfunding. Our Head of Content André Jasch summarises the contents of the ECN CrowdCon. His conclusion: The relationship between the industry and politics has grown a lot on a European and national level in recent years. Politicians have recognised the need for a continuous exchange, as they do not have the market expertise. In doing so, it recognises and supports the important role crowdfunding can play in providing capital to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Payment & Banking takes a close look at the topic of women in the financial sector. The conclusion: Despite the positive trend, there is still a lot of work to be done in terms of equality. In this context, companies would learn to understand the female target group better if they had women in the top positions.

(article in German)

Once again FinanceFWD, once again women and fintech: In recent months, more and more new financial service providers have entered the market that explicitly address a female target group. The new player is now the investment app Alice. The list of business angels reads great: In addition to Verena Pausder (Pausder Ventures), Lea-Sophie Cramer (Amorelie), Emma Tracey (Honeypot), Doreen Huber (Lemoncat), Kerstin Schiefelbein (Cobranded Studio) and Lara von Tippelskirch-Lauk (LVT Ventures) are also investing. No men? Yes, Verena Pausder's husband Philipp (Thermondo) is also at the start. 

(article in German)

The Sustainable Finance Advisory Board (SFB) consists of 38 experts and practitioners from the financial and real economy as well as civil society and academia. Together they advise the German government on its goal of making Germany a leading location for sustainable finance. The current final report shows where the journey is heading. Let's master it together!

(article in German)

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