Weekly Briefing No. 97 | No Growth is the New Extinction

Weekly Briefing No. 97 | No Growth is the New Extinction

This week, we’re back in action with heavy hearts ahead of the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Monday. In the wake of that tragedy, France’s Le Monde ran the headline, “We are all Americans.” This year, a similar show of solidarity should be directed to those who have suffered terribly in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We are all Houstonians, Caribbeans and Floridians.

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Weekly Briefing No. 95 | Going One-on-One With Fintech’s Big Dogs

Weekly Briefing No. 95 | Going One-on-One With Fintech’s Big Dogs

Several of the nation’s leading financial innovators and entrepreneurs have spoken in depth to The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg this year. We’ve got more to come in the fall, but until then, we’ve cherry-picked some of the highlights of those conversations. Here’s what we learned from the top dogs at firms

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Weekly Briefing No. 94 | BBVA’s Simple Seeks a Reset, ‘Hard’ Prices For Sell-Side Research, Disrupting the Movies

Weekly Briefing No. 94 | BBVA’s Simple Seeks a Reset, ‘Hard’ Prices For Sell-Side Research, Disrupting the Movies

We invite you to check out our last ‘fresh’ edition for the summer. Over the next two weeks, look for our Best of 2017 features. See you in September. BBVA’s Simple seeks a reset; How much for your sell-side research? If banks can be unbundled, what about movie studios? A new index investing skeptic; Apple resets watch to insurtech; Cyber bonds; Comings and Goings: John Crom, Shefali Roy,  Matt Beecher; Company of Note: TruValue Labs

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Weekly Briefing No. 64 | On Sausage Making and Start-ups

Weekly Briefing No. 64 | On Sausage Making and Start-ups

It’s a new, spicy day in America. Here’s what’s on our plate: Financial innovators need to keep close watch over DC’s happenings, the rise of “quantimental” investing, why the WEF needs to disrupt itself, predictive analytics, Fabric’s ‘hello world,’ Christa Steele, top financial apps, Company of Note: BanQu, and Spark: Overfitting your career.

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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. 40 | What’s In Your Safety Net?

Weekly Briefing No. 40 | What’s In Your Safety Net?

A parachute-less fall from 25,000 feet, Bitcoin’s price volatility and the potential of a national charter for marketplace lending hit our radar this week. We also look into what some hedgies are doing fresh off a Jersey-style slap in the face, UBS’s comparison of Italian and US banks, tech’s publicly traded ascendency and health care insurance data collection. Finally, we highlight Brave Software, a start-up trying to boost micropayments.

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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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