Last year, financial media outlet Benzinga set out to create an event that would bring together innovative companies that improve the way individuals create wealth in the capital markets.
According to Benzinga, this is a growing space where technology is democratizing information, tools and research and education for the retail investor to actually make money in the markets.
The Benzinga Fintech Awards were established to bring the conversation within Fintech specifically to capital markets innovation. The Fintech Awards Gala on April 8 to celebrate it will be the first event to feature products that help people create wealth in capital markets.
"Companies like TD Ameritrade, E*Trade, Morningstar, Motif Investing, Estimize, Capital Market Labs and Vetr are just a few that have participated," said Joel Theard, director of special projects.
The cumulative capital invested into the top Fintech companies working in capital markets (the Benzinga Fintech Awards finalists) is over $600 million.