How can we be sure of what we’re seeing? That question was central to China’s great philosopher-skeptic Chuang Tzu. Although he lived more than 17 centuries ago, the question remains relevant today within financial innovation. Here’s what we examine this week: Should the sell-side embrace private company research? - The rise of “investainment,” - AI for credit scoring - Swift, the stock marketization of everything - Bond Street - Company of Note: Bloom - Spark: Chade-Meng Tan.Read More
Welcome to our 14th edition of The FR*. This week, we hear from a blockchain skeptic, a harsh critic of European tech and someone who thinks Google will have a tough time cracking insurance. We also feature KPMG’s take on roboadvisors and take note of FinVR, an augmented reality fintech start-up. Thank you for joining us.
*Actually, it’s our 13th edition, but we’re superstitious like that.Read More
Welcome to our 10th addition of The FR. This week, we ask if the blockchain is the new China and if banks will press forward on fintech if their stock prices continue to take a beating. “Painless” savings apps, Blackrock’s robo-deal, PayPal’s new board member and fintech personnel additions are among the other topics we cover.Read More