Shanny Basar

Senior writer

A Senior Writer at Markets Media who became a financial journalist in 2000 after working in banking for over a decade. As a journalist, Shanny has previously worked in New York close to a decade, which included covering the financial crisis in 2008, before venturing home to the UK. Shanny studied Mechanical Engineering as an undergraduate. Her passion for the arts led her to complete an Arts & Humanities degree, currently, Shanny is aiming for a Masters in Art History. When Shanny is not too busy studying, she writes plays with the goal of seeing one performed on stage. With a passion for travel, Shanny has been known to take a year off to travel round the world.

Latest From Shanny Basar

Digital Asset Infrastructure Provider PolySign Raises $53m

PolySign, Inc., a financial technology company providing blockchain-enabled digital asset infrastructure for institutional investors, announces the close of its $53M Series C funding round with participation by Cowen Digital, Brevan Howard, GSR an...

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Neptune Networks Upgrades Platform to Provide More Data

Neptune Networks, the fixed income pre-trade market utility, is upgrading to a new platform developed by Genesis Global to provide more data, analytics and customization as investors want more reliable fixed income data . Neptune was set up as a ...

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Grayscale Appoints Virtu and Jane Street as ETF APs

By Michael Sonnenshein, CEO of Grayscale: Investors, We know you share our anticipation regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) imminent decision about our application to convert GBTC to an ETF. Securing this outcome has been an...

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Abigail Johnson: Time To Double Down on Digital Assets

By Abigail P. Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Fidelity: It has been quite a year for digital assets, with intense interest and scrutiny from consumers, media, regulators, and legislators alike. While the debate about crypto’s future continues, Fidel...

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Crypto Market Data Provider Raises $53m

Kaiko, the leading digital assets data provider serving institutional investors and enterprises, announced it has raised $53 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Eight Roads, with participation from Revaia and existing investors Alven...

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US Agencies Take 230 Actions on Climate Financial Risk

A new scorecard released today by Ceres shows that U.S. financial regulators across nine federal agencies have taken 230 actions since April 2021 to tackle the financial risks of climate change, a clear sign of regulatory progress. The ...

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AFME Warns on Changes to EU Green Bond Standard

In light of the ongoing interinstitutional negotiations (trilogues) on the EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS) proposal, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has today published a paper highlighting 6 priorities to fulfil the ob...

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Octaura Sets Roadmap to Automate Structured Credit

Industry consortium Octaura aims to automate syndicated loans this year, collateralized  loan obligations next year and then expand further into asset-backed securities and other securitized markets. Brian Bejile, chief executive of Octaura,...

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