Weekly Briefing No. 109 | A December to Remember: Zenefits’ CEO, Is Smart Beta Smart or Cheap? Earth’s Most Powerful Millennial

Weekly Briefing No. 109 | A December to Remember: Zenefits’ CEO, Is Smart Beta Smart or Cheap? Earth’s Most Powerful Millennial

Happy December. We’re ringing in the last month of the year with a fresh issue of The FR. This week: Zenefits boss Jay Fulcher sits down with The FR’s Gregg Schoenberg; Smart beta ETFs could be tricky, but they’re getting cheaper; The world’s most powerful Millennial needs financial innovation; Bitcoin’s omnipresence; Sam Altman’s latest UBI twist; Wells Fargo; Q4 deals; Company of Note: Little Rock’s VC FinTech Accelerator; Podcasts of Note: A lawsuit against Cambridge Analytica

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Weekly Briefing No. 107 | Thanksgiving Week Morsels

Weekly Briefing No. 107 | Thanksgiving Week Morsels

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, we are taking the week off from our usual format. In its place, we’re proud to re-feature some of the recent opinion pieces written for The FR. We are thankful that several of our accomplished subscribers have been willing to lend their voice to our platform and hope you enjoy their contributions.

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Weekly Briefing No. 106 | Paradise Lost is Crypto’s Gain

Weekly Briefing No. 106 | Paradise Lost is Crypto’s Gain

We invite you to peruse our choices for the week that will take you around the world and to the Garden of Eden. The Paradise Papers and cryptoassets; Praise for a bank CEO who “dared” to learn Python basics; The path to VC greatness: Data or daughters? Crux Informatics; OCC’s Keith Noreika; A $240-million gaffe; Commandiv’s Tom Goldenberg’s new opinion piece; Comings & Goings: Bill Donnelly headlines a troika of new LendUp hires

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Weekly Briefing No. 25 | Banks Should Stop Fretting Over Uberization and Start Getting “Ludicrous”

Weekly Briefing No. 25 | Banks Should Stop Fretting Over Uberization and Start Getting “Ludicrous”

Banks are at risk of being Tesla’d. Read more on that as well as the huge opportunity for small insurance. Other topics this week include SWIFT’s take on blockchain tech, VC interest in Ethereum, EMV woes, Capital One’s latest innovative step and United Capital, a financial wellness company. 

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