Weekly Briefing No. 73 | Goldman’s Robo Ambitions and Populism vs. the Wisdom of the Decentralized Crowd

Weekly Briefing No. 73 | Goldman’s Robo Ambitions and Populism vs. the Wisdom of the Decentralized Crowd

Last week, the equity market started to shiver and a big hedge fund announced that it’s closing. Still, the financial innovation world remains constructive. Here’s the (mostly positive) excitement of the past week: Goldman’s latest move into “massage”, Populism, decentralized prediction markets and Ray Dalio, Correlations in an era of shrinking equity supply, China’s life insurance market keeps surging, a terminator for start-ups, Company of Note: TellusLabs, Spark: Career lessons from David Rockefeller

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Weekly Briefing No. 72 | SXSW Goes Gaga for Fintech, March MiFID II Madness and T-Mobile as a Case Study

Weekly Briefing No. 72 | SXSW Goes Gaga for Fintech, March MiFID II Madness and T-Mobile as a Case Study

The Fed hiked and a blizzard hit NYC. Stormy weather? Sure, but things still look sunny for financial innovators. On our lounge chair this week: The fintechization of SXSW, MiFID II mania has taken hold of some US fund managers, The financial services industry could use a dose of John Legere, Synthetic identity fraud, Google’s new payments feature, Fintech’s real-time functionality edge, Uber’s threat to the sharing economy, Company of Note: ClearGraph.

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Weekly Briefing No. 71 | Breaking Operating Models, SoFi’s Heavy Hitter, Quant Funds in Seduction Mode

Weekly Briefing No. 71 | Breaking Operating Models, SoFi’s Heavy Hitter, Quant Funds in Seduction Mode

Vault 7 hit and SNAP swooned. Did the Ides of March come early in ‘17? Fortunately, a brave girl faced down a bull this week on Wall Street. Here’s what else inspired us: The 206th anniversary of a highly symbolic event, The FR’s exclusive conversation with SoFi’s Nino Fanlo, The war for quant talent, counterintelligence pros headed to banks, Mike Pence’s finserve guy, homeowners insurance, MPL’s rope-a-dope, Company of Note: WorkingGroupLink

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Weekly Briefing No. 70 | The Rise and Rise of SoFi

Weekly Briefing No. 70 | The Rise and Rise of SoFi

Snap’s IPO priced and its performance rose without hesitation. But other memorable things happened this week in the world of financial innovation: The FR’s exclusive conversations with SoFi’s top brass, AI, the 80-20 rule and who gets paid in banking, A new ethereum alliance, Buffett and auto insurance, An eye on Third Point, ramifying investing, Company of Note: Trizic, Spark: Our favorite octogenarian business person (it isn’t Buffett)

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