Weekly Briefing No. 12 | Wall Street’s Short-Termism Fuels Fintech Piñata Party.

Weekly Briefing No. 12 | Wall Street’s Short-Termism Fuels Fintech Piñata Party.

Welcome to our 12th addition of The FR. This week, we look at the connection between Wall Street’s short-term thinking and the rise of fintech, Ethereum’s challenge to Bitcoin, SoFi’s upcoming Super Bowl campaign and the business model behind TransferWise. We also take note of the two heavyweights who have joined Betterment’s retirement committee and OpenDoor Labs, a real estate start-up....

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Weekly Briefing No. 11 | Is Wall Street Destined For Planet Of The Robots?

Weekly Briefing No. 11 | Is Wall Street Destined For Planet Of The Robots?

Welcome to our 11th addition of The FR. This week, we discuss the coming of the robots to financial services and the Bitcoin civil war. We also take a look at “stack fallacy,” Max Levchin’s Affirm, IEX, Cornell’s tech-infused MBA and the little digital bank on the prairie. 

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Weekly Briefing #05: Meet the $40 billion Wall Street revenue killer: John Bogle.

Weekly Briefing #05: Meet the $40 billion Wall Street revenue killer: John Bogle.

Meet the $40 billion Wall Street revenue killer: John Bogle. Who’d want to buy a no-brain mutual fund that merely matches the market? That’s the dismissive question Wall Street lobbed at Vanguard for years. Now it’s the Valley Forge, Pa.-based fund giant — and its founder, John Bogle — who are getting the last laugh.

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Weekly Briefing No. 01 | Want to impress your friends, demonstrate your blockchain creds and sound vaguely futuristic all at once?

Weekly Briefing No. 01 | Want to impress your friends, demonstrate your blockchain creds and sound vaguely futuristic all at once?

Today, thanks to the exponential rate of technological change, explosion in global trade and new regulations ushered in by the Great Financial Crisis, a new financial revolution is under way.  In this battle, virtually every aspect of the greater financial services sector is subject to rigorous challenge.

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