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FinTech, Financial Innovation, Industry Disruption.

Weekly Briefing No. 57 | A Fintech Judgement of Solomon

29 Aug 2020 5 minute read 0 comments FinRev

December is upon us and the fintech developments are coming at a fast and furious pace. On this week’s agenda: The OCC’s new fintech charter The FR’s exclusive 1-on-1 with AlphaSense’s Jack Kokko, the Moral Machine Segregated Witness, PeerIQ, China’...

Weekly Briefing No. 55 | Hunting for Fintech Truffles

28 Aug 2020 5 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Still whipsawed by the election? Perhaps it’s time to regain focus by tasting the truffles of Fall. On the docket this week: McKinsey’s new white paper SoFi gets a life [insurance partner] Quant funds, Bitcoin’s price surge, trial balloons in DC Com...

Weekly Briefing No. 54 | The United States of Apprentice

25 Aug 2020 5 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Welcome to the new and improved version of The Financial Revolutionist. With our revised format, our goal is to provide the same voice but with a sleeker appearance. Please let us know what you think here. This week, we are covering: A Trumpian tail...

Weekly Briefing No. 53 | Financial Disruptors Have Already Won the Election

24 Aug 2020 6 minute read 1 comment FinRev

Ah, November. What could be better than the Cubs, Guy Fawkes Night, Thanksgiving and the conclusion of an interminable election season? This week we look at what November 8th means for financial services disruption, as well as noting developmen...

Weekly Briefing No. 52 | A Ghost from 1942 Haunts Today’s Economy

23 Aug 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

The Financial Revolutionist celebrates its first birthday this week. To those who have been readers over the past months, we say thank you; to our new readers, we say welcome. Given that we’re entering the spooky season of Halloween and other holida...

Weekly Briefing No. 51 | The Origin of the Financial Species

22 Aug 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

This week, we look to Charles Darwin to help us determine whether financial incumbents will join the ranks of the extinct. Also on the docket: The SEC’s growing interest in Silicon Valley’s practices, prospects for a cashless US future, BofA Merrill...

Weekly Briefing No. 50 | The Wells Fargo Board Should Visit Wrigley Field

21 Aug 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Wells Fargo’s new skipper, fintech chatbots and Deep Learning all caught our attention this week. Also in the batter’s box: TechCrunch’s Bitcoin series, Goldman’s launch of Marcus, Cloud9’s fundraising and why insurance companies are subsidizing sma...

Weekly Briefing No. 49 | Fintech Collaboration is Today’s King. Got a Back-up Plan?

19 Aug 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

A halcyon age of collaboration between incumbents and start-ups is here. Should you jump on? We raise that question and feature our recent interview with Money.Net’s Morgan Downey. Also this week: AQR’s Cliff Asness defends index investing from those...

Weekly Briefing No. 48 | Can Fintech Bridge the Partisan Divide?

19 Aug 2020 6 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Can fintech bring together a divided Washington? We explore that question, look at the closing of Perry Capital and consider a clicks-and-mortar future for retail banks. Also hitting our screen this week: evolving marketplace lending models, a powerh...

Weekly Briefing No. 47 | Cross-Selling Gone Wild.

18 Aug 2020 5 minute read 0 comments FinRev

Is the age of cross-selling doomed? We ask that question in the wake of the Wells Fargo scandal and look to fintech start-ups for answers. Also this week: the coming disruption in auto insurance, a sage’s assessment of marketplace lending, equity res...