Weekly Briefing No. 11 | Is Wall Street Destined For Planet Of The Robots?

Weekly Briefing No. 11 | Is Wall Street Destined For Planet Of The Robots?

Welcome to our 11th addition of The FR. This week, we discuss the coming of the robots to financial services and the Bitcoin civil war. We also take a look at “stack fallacy,” Max Levchin’s Affirm, IEX, Cornell’s tech-infused MBA and the little digital bank on the prairie. 

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Weekly Briefing No. 10 | Will Blockchain Be The New China?

Weekly Briefing No. 10 | Will Blockchain Be The New China?

Welcome to our 10th addition of The FR. This week, we ask if the blockchain is the new China and if banks will press forward on fintech if their stock prices continue to take a beating. “Painless” savings apps, Blackrock’s robo-deal, PayPal’s new board member and fintech personnel additions are among the other topics we cover.

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Weekly Briefing #06: Banking CEO dons fintech hat.

Weekly Briefing #06: Banking CEO dons fintech hat.

Banking CEO dons fintech hat. It’s one thing when Blythe Masters leaves JPMorgan Chase or Hans Morris decamps from Visa to forge a new path in fintech. But it’s even more interesting when the captain of a financial ship abandons the helm and takes a job below deck...

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Weekly Briefing #05: Meet the $40 billion Wall Street revenue killer: John Bogle.

Weekly Briefing #05: Meet the $40 billion Wall Street revenue killer: John Bogle.

Meet the $40 billion Wall Street revenue killer: John Bogle. Who’d want to buy a no-brain mutual fund that merely matches the market? That’s the dismissive question Wall Street lobbed at Vanguard for years. Now it’s the Valley Forge, Pa.-based fund giant — and its founder, John Bogle — who are getting the last laugh.

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Weekly Briefing #04: Relax M&A bankers, you aren't going to be Uberized just yet.

Weekly Briefing #04: Relax M&A bankers, you aren't going to be Uberized just yet.

Relax M&A bankers, you aren’t going to be Uberized just yet. This Bloomberg article tore through bankers' inboxes on Thursday. And while we think Axial is an interesting platform to connect “small” buyers and sellers of businesses, it's not Tinder, which is geared towards, how shall we say it, short-term transactions...

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Weekly Briefing No. 01 | Want to impress your friends, demonstrate your blockchain creds and sound vaguely futuristic all at once?

Weekly Briefing No. 01 | Want to impress your friends, demonstrate your blockchain creds and sound vaguely futuristic all at once?

Today, thanks to the exponential rate of technological change, explosion in global trade and new regulations ushered in by the Great Financial Crisis, a new financial revolution is under way.  In this battle, virtually every aspect of the greater financial services sector is subject to rigorous challenge.

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