Key business investments by FinTech Global Trading are described below.
Music Securities, Inc.
Investment since December 2015
Music Securities is a pioneering company in the field of investment-style crowd-funding using the Internet to attract the interest of investors with funds to corporate investment targets requiring business capital.
Security, the micro-investment platform operated by the company, serves to connect the various capital needs of appealing businesses at home and abroad with the needs of small-lot investors particularly keen to support businesses and local communities.
FinTech Global Trading acquired an equity position through a third-party allocation of shares to raise capital and will be involved in business activities at Music Securities going forward.
MDT Innovations Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Investment since December 2015
MDTi is a Malaysia-based RFID (radio frequency identification tag) solution provider. The company is one of the world’s top five makers of RFID tags and readers and is developing a presence globally, with an emphasis on the Asia-Oceania region, particularly China, Indonesia and Australia. Clients include numerous major distribution companies, food manufacturers and national governments, and business is growing rapidly, paralleling the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT).
In 2011, FGI provided some funds to support joint development of new products. In December 2015, FinTech Global Trading followed suit, taking an equity position.
Queen Bee Capital Co., Ltd
Investment since October 2015
Queen Bee Capital, a funds transfer service provider registered with the Kanto Regional Financial Bureau, is a fintech venture operating and promoting PayForex, an online currency exchange and overseas wire transfer service. Through ties-ups with local banks in all countries and a highly scalable original system, the company achieves secure transfer of funds and provides highly convenient currency exchange and overseas wire transfers faster and more economically than other financial institutions.
The company has a bright future, working to meet an increasingly more extensive range of services needs, from those of corporate clients to individuals, paralleling globalization.
FinTech Global Trading took an equity stake in this company and is providing business support.
Investment since November 2013
J21 introduces and expands demand in Japan for leading-edge technologies developed by high-tech venture firms in Israel.
The company draws on more than 20 years’ experience in the exchange and trade of high-tech products from Israel, notably, master distributor status for a rear-impact prevention system from Mobileye N.V., a global leader in sophisticated driver assistance systems, and products from Compulocks Brands Inc., a leader in computer theft prevention solutions.
FinTech Global Trading took an equity stake in this company and has also seconded management and provides support for business expansion.
AirAsia Japan Co., Ltd
Investment since September 2015
AirAsia Japan (AAJ) is a member of the AirAsia Group, the largest low-cost carrier in Asia. The budget airline was relaunched on July 1, 2014, with capital from AirAsia Investment Ltd., Octave Japan Infrastructure Fund I Godo Kaisha, Rakuten Inc., Noevir Holdings Co., Ltd., and Alpen Co., Ltd.
FinTech Global Trading took an equity stake in the airline on September 25, 2015.
From an FGI Group perspective, management sees this investment as an opportunity to capitalize on rising interest in Japan as a tourist destination from other parts of Asia, which bodes well for the future of the airline and the industry.
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