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FinTech, Financial Innovation, Industry Disruption.

Guest Opinion: Facebook and Asset Management: Where is the Love?

30 May 2020 4 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Facebook has over two billion users: a following no other social media company has been able to achieve. Blackrock has over $6 trillion in assets: an amount no other asset manager has ever managed to best. If you search “Blackrock” on Facebook, h...

Guest Opinion: Mortgage Companies: Beware of Fintechs Bearing Gifts

29 May 2020 3 minute read 0 comments FinRev

It’s 2018, and Quicken Loans, the consensus tech darling of major mortgage companies, has surpassed Wells Fargo to be the top originator during the preceding year.  In rapid succession, both Bank of America and Suntrust announced digital origination...

Guest Opinion: A Case for Belief-Aligned Investment Advice

29 May 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

[Disclaimer: This post is intended to support investor activism, irrespective of investors’ political preferences.] If recent world events are any indication, we should expect to see an increase in individual investors demanding that their investment...

Guest Opinion: Millennial Mismatching in Housing Finance

28 May 2020 4 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Fellow NPR nerds likely spent this past week eagerly awaiting excerpts from an interview with Messrs. Bernanke, Paulson and Geithner (the “Committee of Three”) marking the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis that precipitated the Great Recession...

Guest Opinion: What Fintech Entrepreneurs Can Learn from a Nation’s Complaints

27 May 2020 4 minute read 0 comments FinRev

While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) tries to figure out who it is under the Trump administration, we’d like to shed some light on one of its more populist functions: a soap box upon which to complain about the indignities of our...

Guest Opinion: Can We Put a Price on Higher Education?

25 May 2020 4 minute read 0 comments FinRev

It will come as no surprise to most readers that student debt is one of the most prominent forces in many people’s lives. At $1.48 trillion, US student loan debt exceeds the GDP of 84% of the countries on earth. This is spread across 44 million borro...

Guest Opinion: In Code We Trust?

25 May 2020 3 minute read 0 comments FinRev

For something to have worth and command a price, it must provide some utility, benefit or satisfaction to a buyer. Intrinsic value is the quantification of that worth. Once there is value, the forces of demand and supply in the marketplace determine...

Nine Things in the Offing for 2028

24 May 2020 5 minute read 3 comments FinRev

There have been a sizable number of great prediction lists covering the upcoming year. As such, we decided to avoid the 2018 talk. Instead, I put a quarter into the magical coin operated binocular viewer near our office and set the dial to 2028. The...

Keeping up with Quantopian’s John Fawcett

23 May 2020 4 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Last December, I had the chance to sit down with John Fawcett in a Boston coffee shop soon after his company, Quantopian, announced its shock-and-awe Series C. That round had been led by Andreessen Horowitz and included a host of top VCs, along with...

Guest Opinion: The Digital Evolution of Stock Trading

21 May 2020 4 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Some people in life you don’t forget. For me, one of these people is Shawn Dorsch, president of Clear Market Holdings, an electronic trading company. I first met Shawn at Art’s Barbecue in Charlotte, NC, after he agreed to be a mentor to our company....