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FinTech, Financial Innovation, Industry Disruption.

Weekly Briefing No. 68 | The Utility of Sell-Side Research, “Investainment,” and the Stock Marketization of Everything

11 Sep 2020 5 minute read 1 comment FinRev

How can we be sure of what we’re seeing? That question, posed by China’s great philosopher-skeptic Chuang Tzu over 17 centuries ago, remains supremely relevant today within financial innovation. Here’s what we examined this week: Should the sell-sid...

Weekly Briefing No. 67 | Betterment’s Got Big Plans

9 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

As we head into Valentine’s Day, we hope your week is filled with financial innovation sweets. Here are the ones we picked out of the box: The FR’s exclusive conversation with Betterment’s Jon Stein Union Square Ventures’ noteworthy new deal A scary...

Weekly Briefing No. 66 | Care to Tango with an Algo?

8 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

This Sunday, tickets to the oddly named Super Bowl LI have reached a high of $22,000 on StubHub. If your budgetary philosophy won’t countenance that kind of outlay, please rest assured that The FR is still free — so there’s that. Here’s what’s on our...

Weekly Briefing No. 65 | AirBnb’s Fintech Future, QED’s New Deal and Two Sigma Gets Random

6 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Happy Data Privacy Day! Here’s what’s in our container this week: AirBnb’s fintech-travel futureFifth Third and QED cut a notable deal Fifth Third and QED cut a notable deal A Kodak Moment for financial advisors, Peak Millennial and Cadre Company of...

Weekly Briefing No. 64 | On Sausage Making and Start-ups

6 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

It’s a new, spicy day in America. Here’s what’s on our plate: Financial innovators need to keep close watch over DC’s happenings Why the WEF needs to disrupt itself The rise of “quantimental” investing Predictive analytics, Fabric’s ‘hello world,’ C...

Weekly Briefing No. 63 | Fintech Truth in the Wild

3 Sep 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Welcome to the wild winter wilderness of mid-January. Here’s the latest in our neck of the woods: A fintech-fueled future for journalism The FR’s exclusive 1-on-1 with Hixme, a rising health care-fintech star A coming clash between blockchain and th...

Weekly Briefing No. 62 | Fintech Pros: Are You In or Are You In?

2 Sep 2020 5 minute read 0 comments FinRev

As we enter the new year, we note that some are into fintech for real and some are into it for a trade. We suggest that 2017 will be the year that determines who’s really in. Also this week: A human vs. machine contest relevant for investors and tra...

Weekly Briefing No. 61 | 2017 Fintech Prognosticators: Blindfolded Monkeys or Keen Experts?

1 Sep 2020 3 minute read 0 comments FinRev

In 1973, Princeton professor Burton Malkiel famously asserted that a bunch of blindfolded monkeys throwing darts at a newspaper’s stock table could select a portfolio that would perform as well as one carefully selected by a panel of experts. For 14...

Weekly Briefing No. 59 | Can Crowdsourcing + Data = Alpha?

30 Aug 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

2016’s last “regular” edition features lots of goodies for you to read by your tree, menorah, kinara or Festivus pole. Here’s what’s in store: The FR’s exclusive 1-on-1 with Quantopian’s John Fawcett Financial services: Look out for Snap, Uber, AirB...

Weekly Briefing No. 58 | Sympathy for the Devil

30 Aug 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

The weather is getting colder, but temperatures are running hot throughout the fintech complex. Here’s the heat for this week: Beyond millennials: the next big fintech frontier Betterment’s Jon Stein boldly makes his case Bloomberg goes dark Zenefit...