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FinTech, Financial Innovation, Industry Disruption.

Weekly Briefing №80 | Will Cyborgs Own Wall Street’s Future?

28 Sep 2020 6 minute read 2 comments FinRev

Welcome to our 80th Weekly Briefing. More importantly, we wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day. Without you, there would be no financial innovation. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Will cyborgs own Wall Street’s future? Music as a...

Weekly Briefing №79 | A New Era for Big Asset Managers?

26 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Glass Steagall and FintechLast week, we messed-up The FR’s release time. Our apologies. Here’s our new edition, delivered freshly to you at the regularly scheduled time. Alliance Bernstein: New era or same old, same old? The rise of neo Glass-Steaga...

Weekly Briefing №78 | The race to zero commissions and New York’s fintech week

25 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

New York was awash in fintech this week. Here are the things that reached our shores: Robinhood is no myth Enterprise fintech is key to Wall Street’s future mojo What happens if a drone freezes in the air? New issue mania is back White papers from M...

Weekly Briefing №75 | A Coming Resurgence of Active Management?

24 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Robin Williams once said that Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party.” We like that approach, so come and have some fun with us as we examine the week in financial innovation: AlphaSense’s Jack Kokko paints a brightening picture for active m...

Weekly Briefing №74 | Mnuchin’s Genius, Funding Circle’s Mo, Bloomberg and Le Cirque

19 Sep 2020 6 minute read 1 comment FinRev

A very happy March 32nd, which is otherwise known as April Fool’s Day. In between your pranks, we invite you to stay foolish and stay hungry with us by considering our highlights of the week. They include: The brilliance of Secretary Mnuchin, a faux...

Weekly Briefing №73 | Goldman’s Robo Ambitions and Populism vs. the Wisdom of the Decentralized Crowd

18 Sep 2020 5 minute read 1 comment FinRev

Last week, the equity market started to shiver and a big hedge fund announced that it’s closing. Still, the financial innovation world remains constructive. Here’s the (mostly positive) excitement of the past week: Goldman’s latest move into “massti...

Weekly Briefing №72 | SXSW Goes Gaga for Fintech, March MiFID II Madness and T-Mobile as a Case Study

17 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

The Fed hiked and a blizzard hit NYC. Stormy weather? Sure, but things still look sunny for financial innovators. On our lounge chair this week: MiFID II mania has taken hold of some US fund managers The financial services industry could use a dose...

Weekly Briefing No.71 | Breaking Operating Models, SoFi’s Heavy Hitter, Quant Funds in Seduction Mode

15 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Vault 7 hit and SNAP swooned. Did the Ides of March come early in ‘17? Fortunately, a brave girl faced down a bull this week on Wall Street. Here’s what else inspired us: The 206th anniversary of a highly symbolic event The FR’s exclusive conversati...

Weekly Briefing No. 70 | The Rise and Rise of SoFi

14 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Snap’s IPO priced and its performance rose without hesitation. But other memorable things happened this week in the world of financial innovation: The FR’s exclusive conversations with SoFi’s top brass AI, the 80–20 rule and who gets paid in banking...

Weekly Briefing No. 69 | Fintech Insights From a Raging Bull in NYC

13 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Separating the bull from a bull market isn’t always easy. Below is our weekly attempt to do just that. KPMG’s new fintech report and a tale of animal spirits Will Amazon actually buy a bank? Bill Gates doesn’t really want to tax robot productivity C...