Weekly Briefing No. 173 | Fintechs and FIs BFFs?, Investor–Insurtech Lovefest, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 173 | Fintechs and FIs BFFs?, Investor–Insurtech Lovefest, and More

Welcome to The FR. We’ll always be together. In this edition: Fintechs and Financial Institutions: Together Forever? Investor–Insurtech Lovefest; How Can Banks Innovate?; Buffett Shades the Uber IPO; Prison Life for Wall Streeters

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Weekly Briefing No. 168 | Big Banks Making Small Deals, Anthemis Dishes on Insuretech, and More

Weekly Briefing No. 168 | Big Banks Making Small Deals, Anthemis Dishes on Insuretech, and More

Welcome to The FR. Looking Forward, Ever Upward. In this edition: Why Are Big Banks Suddenly Interested in Small Deals?; The Robot Real Estate Broker; Examining Insuretech Investments; Buffett’s Bank Stocks Prediction; Diversity in Fintech

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

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

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 years, the Wall Street Journal ran ...

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Fintech Holiday Homework

Fintech Holiday Homework

We hope you enjoy the holidays, but if you’re like us, you’ve got one eye fixated on 2017 already. For those of you looking to get a jump on next year, doing a little homework and deeper thinking — apart from just keeping up with the weekly news and white paper flow — may be just the ticket you need.

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Weekly Briefing No. 17 | J.P. Morgan Won't be Out-Finteched by Anyone.

Weekly Briefing No. 17 | J.P. Morgan Won't be Out-Finteched by Anyone.

Last Thursday, buyout impresario J.C. Flowers made news by predicting that a majority of fintech start-ups won’t survive long-term. Really? Do a majority of start-ups in any sector work out? If you think so, then we’d like to sell you the bridge we see from our Brooklyn office…. Here’s our weekly round-up on the ambitious souls — at big firms and start-ups — who accept the risks and press forward with efforts to revolutionize financial services (because it needs to happen).  

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Weekly Briefing No. 15 | Unfrozen Caveman Financial Advisor is Here.

Weekly Briefing No. 15 | Unfrozen Caveman Financial Advisor is Here.

If the dizzying markets are making you blue, cheer up — there’s a bull market in fintech. Unfortunately, there’s also a booming market in fintech bull.  We try to sniff out the difference, and this week our efforts lead us to a fintech charm offensive by banks and Microsoft, a zinger from Zenefits, a financial caveman from the pre-robo era, and a company poised to capitalize on the current global credit turmoil.

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