Guest Opinion: David and Goliath Walk Into a Bar . . .

Guest Opinion: David and Goliath Walk Into a Bar . . .

A few years ago, financial services used the classic metaphor of David and Goliath to illustrate the industry’s growing disruption: fintech, painted as the agile underdog, versus the formidable and experienced incumbent. But over the past five years, the David and Goliath metaphor in reference to fintech innovation has become increasingly inaccurate.

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Nine Things in the Offing for 2028

Nine Things in the Offing for 2028

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 images were blurry, but many of them looked really cool anyway.

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Guest Opinion: Time to go Deep on Deep Learning

Guest Opinion: Time to go Deep on Deep Learning

Artificial Intelligence is no longer something to be associated with the future. It is very much in the here and now, and is being employed by corporations and governments throughout the world to make decisions that impact many aspects of our lives. Mainstream attention has exploded in recent years on the back of a rise in ...

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Fintech Lessons From a Troubled Bridge Over New York’s Waters

Fintech Lessons From a Troubled Bridge Over New York’s Waters

“Hey, let’s take a tour of the Manhattan Bridge,” said no one ever. However ancient and unreliable, the Brooklyn Bridge remains the iconic New York river crossing that can do no wrong. Its image, clichéd as it may be, appears on our firm’s website and on millions of postcards, t-shirts and biceps, representing New York’s past and present in all its gritty beauty. No such love or even awareness exists for the Manhattan Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge’s northern neighbor by just 1,800 feet.

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A New Allentown on Wall Street

A New Allentown on Wall Street

If you are over the age of 40 and/or a Billy Joel fan, you will probably be familiar with the song, Allentown. The song laments the worsening fortunes of workers in Allentown, Pennsylvania after the town’s main employer, Bethlehem Steel, hit upon hard times. This formerly iconic...

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It’s Cool to be a Fintech Pirate Slaying Wall Street (For Now)

It’s Cool to be a Fintech Pirate Slaying Wall Street (For Now)

Recently, we have observed that many Fintech start-ups are talking a big game about world domination. These entrepreneurial buccaneers, and the venture capitalists backing their soaring valuations, seem supremely confident that they can storm Wall Street and grab all the...

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