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

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

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’s nod to the gig economy, recent insights from an Insurance tech conference, fintech’s coming quantum computing craze and a career reinvention inspirer from...

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Weekly Briefing No. 37 | A Silicon Valley Leader Reveals Dim View of Financial Incumbents

Weekly Briefing No. 37 | A Silicon Valley Leader Reveals Dim View of Financial Incumbents

A recent podcast from Andreessen Horowitz says a lot about how Silicon Valley views financial services. We discuss what they said, as well as the possible financial services implications of the Pokémon craze and Lending Club’s ongoing woes. Also this week: the fintech grief cycle, Morgan Stanley’s take on roboadvisors, a cooler-than-thou Deloitte initiative, a new Twitter/Bloomberg tie and an Insurance tech framework courtesy of Bain’s Matteo Carbone. Finally, we highlight bud, a new financial portal. 

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