Last updated: 14:36 / Wednesday, 25 May 2016
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Eaton Vance, Lead Investor at the WM Tech Company SigFig´s 40 Million Financing

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Eaton Vance, Lead Investor at the WM Tech Company SigFig´s 40 Million Financing
  • The $33 million equity raise included other participants as New York Life, Santander InnoVentures, UBS, Bain Capital Ventures, DCM Ventures, Nyca Partners and Union Square Ventures
  • Comerica Bank is providing $7 million of credit to SigFig through a lending facility.
  • SigFig will use the funding to accelerate the expansion of its team and technology platform

Eaton Vance announced recently its participation in a $40 million financing in SigFig, an independent San Francisco-based wealth management technology company.  Eaton Vance is lead investor in the $33 million SigFig equity raise, whose other participants include major financial institutions New York Life, Santander InnoVentures and UBS, as well as venture capital firms Bain Capital Ventures, DCM Ventures, Nyca Partners and Union Square Ventures. Comerica Bank is providing $7 million of credit to SigFig through a lending facility.

This financing solidifies SigFig's position as an industry-leading provider of digital technology to financial institutions across the wealth management, banking and insurance industries.  SigFig will use the funding to accelerate the expansion of its team and technology platform as it scales its enterprise strategy of building investment technology for a wide range of financial institutions based on their distinctive corporate strategies and individual client needs.

SigFig has recently announced a series of partnerships with banks and wealth management platforms, including UBS Wealth Management Americas and Pershing Advisor Solutions, to build wealth management technology solutions for those firms' financial advisors and clients.

"Eaton Vance's investment in SigFig reflects our support for their vision to apply leading-edge digital technology to enhance the investing experience and improve outcomes for investors," said Thomas E. Faust, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton Vance Corp. "Their best-in-class technology platform and partnerships with leading financial institutions position SigFig as an emerging leader in the rapidly developing enterprise wealth management technology market.  By affiliating with SigFig, Eaton Vance gains a seat at the table in the development of the tools that will guide the future of investment advice."

Financial terms of Eaton Vance's investment are not being disclosed.

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