Weekly Briefing No. 162 | Stash’s co-founder on digital advice, trouble brewing for SoftBank, and more

Weekly Briefing No. 162 | Stash’s co-founder on digital advice, trouble brewing for SoftBank, and more

Welcome to The FR. We’ve always got your best interests at heart. In this edition: Stash’s Brandon Krieg on Digital Financial Advice; Trouble Brewing for SoftBank; Fintech and Classic Cars; Is Apple Plotting a Post-iPhone World? Point-Two-and-Twenty; Financial Exec Decamps for Fintech

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Weekly Briefing No. 161 | Ain’t no party like a fintech party; NYC HQ2 dies a premature death

Weekly Briefing No. 161 | Ain’t no party like a fintech party; NYC HQ2 dies a premature death

Welcome to The FR. Our pricing is always fair. In this edition: Top fintech conferences in Q2; HQ2’s brief New York stay; The NYSE sues the SEC; IBM’s AI debater; Ellie Mae goes private; The big Bitcoin bet

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Weekly Briefing No. 160 | Stripe learns an ugly lesson about U.S. politics

Weekly Briefing No. 160 | Stripe learns an ugly lesson about U.S. politics

Welcome to The FR, where we never accept suspect payments. In this edition: Stripe and the ugly side of U.S. politics; A conversation with Wall Street Horizon CEO Barry Star What do Jurassic Park and housing have in common? 50 ways to leave your lender; How dogs can help fight cancer

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Weekly Briefing No. 125 | Alexa, Is My Sales Job Safe?; Tomorrow’s AI Oversteps; “Belief-Aligned” Investing

Weekly Briefing No. 125 | Alexa, Is My Sales Job Safe?; Tomorrow’s AI Oversteps; “Belief-Aligned” Investing

Welcome to our 125th edition. Here’s what we put in our holiday basket this week: The ongoing saga of innovation on the trading floor; Politicians need more folks like Cédric Villani whispering in their ears; Sandhya Krishnamurthy’s opinion piece on “belief-alignment” investing; Shakespearean financings; Vanguard cuts a deal with a German start-up; Smart beta warnings; Airbnb’s trippy new user; Big Orange battles; Rebank meets The FR; HBS’s P2P lending report; Stack Overflow’s survey

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Weekly Briefing No. 104 | Spooky Special Edition

Weekly Briefing No. 104 | Spooky Special Edition

In honor of Halloween, All Saints’ Day, All Souls' Day and Día de los Muertos (our favorite), this issue is dedicated to ghosts and spirits. Our spooky stories include: Wonder Woman vs. AI omens; One grisly sum-of-the-parts analysis of sell-side analysts; A séance for Teddy Roosevelt; Theodora Lau’s scary-good opinion piece; The vanishing fintech sector; Nike, Apple and ING seek to slay boring retail; Prince Al-Waleed’s Bitcoin fright; Company of Note: Greenlight (Even the Grim Reaper likes this start-up)

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Weekly Briefing No. 103 | Decentralization, Medium-Rare With a Side of Lamb

Weekly Briefing No. 103 | Decentralization, Medium-Rare With a Side of Lamb

Welcome to The FR. On our Oktoberfest menu for this week: The decentralization of everything; More tech is needed to combat insider trading; Jeff Bezos and his second chocolate factory; Payments deals; America’s fintech artist; AI hype vs. reality; Comings & Goings: Rebecca Kaden and Ken Chenault
Company of Note: CollegeBacker

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Weekly Briefing No. 91 | ICO Growing Pains, Biblical Doom or Frictionless Doritos Buying? Too Big to Fintech?

Weekly Briefing No. 91 | ICO Growing Pains,  Biblical Doom or Frictionless Doritos Buying? Too Big to Fintech?

Next week, please be on the lookout for our recommendations on the best books to read, podcasts to hear and videos to watch about fintech. This week, please see our (highly opinionated) round-up of recent events in financial innovation. The SEC’s ICO crackdown: a good thing; Is RFID tech a sign of the “end times”?; Goldman’s lending push continues; Old and new ways to catch market cheats; AI trash-talking; Payments investments and M&A sizzles; Comings and Goings: Scott Blumstein and Jimmy Levin; Company of Note: SixThirty

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Weekly Briefing No. 89 | Global Macro Malaise, Litecoin’s Rise, Disrupting Connecticut

Weekly Briefing No. 89 | Global Macro Malaise, Litecoin’s Rise, Disrupting Connecticut

This week, summer sparks continue to fly on several fronts. Here are the ones that caught our attention: Global macro traders need to get a clue; Bitcoin’s civil unrest is Litecoin’s gain; Connecticut disrupted? AI fact vs. fiction; Payments emojis are no joke; United’s repo scheme; Company of Note: Everplans

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

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

How can we be sure of what we’re seeing? That question was central to China’s great philosopher-skeptic Chuang Tzu. Although he lived more than 17 centuries ago, the question remains relevant today within financial innovation. Here’s what we examine this week: Should the sell-side embrace private company research? - The rise of “investainment,” - AI for credit scoring - Swift, the stock marketization of everything - Bond Street - Company of Note: Bloom - Spark: Chade-Meng Tan.

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Weekly Briefing No. 24 | Wake-up and Smell the Artificial Intelligence.

Weekly Briefing No. 24 | Wake-up and Smell the Artificial Intelligence.

Artificial intelligence might be coming to asset management faster than you think. Read more on that and BCG’s views on digital insurance for small business. Also this week, we discuss marketplace lending, AirBnb as a “credit bureau,” an electricity trade via the blockchain and one start-up’s approach to selling data to Wall Street.

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