• Weekly Briefing No. 90 | VanGamazon, An IPO Market Rant and AI Battles July 22, 2017 4:16 am
    This week, the heat in fintech and innovation was matched only by the sweltering temperatures in New York. Here’s what raised our mercury levels: Vanguard’s succession; The IPO market needs fixing; Elon Musk’s warning through a hypothetical trade; Generational product labeling; Robos get SRI religion; FICO fabulousness? Comings and Goings: Transferwise’s Taavet Hinrikus; Company of Note: Silvernest
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 89 | Global Macro Malaise, Litecoin’s Rise, Disrupting Connecticut July 15, 2017 4:05 am
    This week, summer sparks continue to fly on several fronts. Here are the ones that caught our attention: Global macro traders need to get a clue; Bitcoin’s civil unrest is Litecoin’s gain; Connecticut disrupted? AI fact vs. fiction; Payments emojis are no joke; United’s repo scheme; Company of Note: Everplans
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 88 | Reimagining Real Estate and Cryptocurrency Mining July 7, 2017 8:42 pm
    To ring in our 88th week, we’re featuring an exclusive CEO interview alongside our commentary on the most interesting financial innovation stories that hit our screen. Here’s what’s jumping: Fundrise’s outspoken Ben Miller brings a new vision to real estate investing; Cryptocurrency mining costs and politics; Auto sales vs. apps; Roboanalyst rising; Singapore cuts (another) fintech deal; JP Morgan goes window shopping; Tezos power couple breaks an ICO record; Company of Note: LifeYield
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 87 | Is Fintech Ready For a Biotech Innovation Explosion? July 1, 2017 4:00 am
    Welcome to our July 4th edition. We invite you to sit back and take in this week’s fireworks: Can our financial and economic systems handle rising life spans?  Will bank dividends and buybacks win out over cybersecurity budgets? Our first nomination for the 2018 fintech “Buzzy” award; The payments-lending convergence heats up; New blockchain developments; ICO bacon crowdsale scores big!!! Spark: The future is bright for B- students; Company of Note: AdvisorEngine
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 86 | Banks vs. NYC Subways, Tech-Fueled Disinflation, Neural Networks Gone Rogue June 24, 2017 4:05 am
    As this week was National Pollinator Week, we urge you to be kind to any bees that cross your path, and please take note of the latest financial innovation buzz: Banks vs. New York’s subway system; A Fed governor awakens to the new tech reality; Facebook’s AI went rogue; Ethereum’s flash crash; Local currencies sprout; Strategic investments in insurtech and biometrics are booming; Comings and Goings: Mercari, ITG and CleanCapital add talent; Company of Note: Extraordinary Re
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 85 | Is Fintech ‘Brain Dust’ Enough? June 17, 2017 4:01 am
    Ahead of the summer lull, it was a jam-packed sprint of a week for financial innovation movers, shakers and bellyachers. Here’s our take on all of it: Goldman self-disrupts, but will others follow?  Should Venmo be scared of Zelle? The future of ICOs; Far flung use cases for Big Data in insurance; Financial reform will happen; Comings and Goings: Uber, SoFi, Dash and DefenseStorm; Company of Note: Global Debt Registry
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 84 | A Blockchain-less Future and Brick & Mortar 2.0 June 10, 2017 4:05 am
    With a nod to George Orwell in our 84th edition, we’re making a special effort this week to help you avoid doublethink and to abet you in the thoughtcrime of independent thinking. So pour yourself some Victory Gin and see below: Is a blockchain-less future ready to take flight? Physical financial services are here to stay; Huge fintech financings; AI’s impact on inflation; UK’s bright fintech future
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 83 | Killing Fintech Revolutionists with Kindness June 3, 2017 4:05 am
    For those interested in financial innovation, the pace of activity is increasing as  quickly as the thermometer. Here’s the heat for the week: Has incumbent “kindness” suppressed the fintech revolution? Hoffman and Andreessen ignore fintech, sort of; Entrepreneurship lessons from a Philly nun; ICOs are raging; Steve Cohen’s reinvention; M&A lessons in Pixar’s slide; Company of Note: Likefolio
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 82 | Digitally Remastered Banks and Surgery vs. Savings Accounts May 27, 2017 4:05 am
    Welcome to our 82nd edition. Everything from music to tulips caught our attention during this rainy week leading up to Memorial Day. Here’s our weekly catch: The strategic importance of APIs; Banking vs. heart surgery, the payments power of Facebook; Ford’s AllianceBernstein path, blockchain doom, cryptotulips, insurtech; Company of Note/Comings and Goings: Domino Data Lab
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 81 | Forget Cash. Trust and Data are King May 20, 2017 4:05 am
    Big Tech is the real threat to incumbents; The seeds of an alt coin meltdown can be found in one place; Nicky Minaj’s economics chops; a troika of notable fintech financings; The CFTC’s new lab; investment gamification; Comings and Goings: Duperreault and Fanlo take new roles; Company of Note: VestWell
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 80 | Will Cyborgs Own Wall Street’s Future? May 13, 2017 3:09 am
    Welcome to our 80th Weekly Briefing. More importantly, we wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day. Without you, there would be no financial innovation. Here’s what caught our eye this week:
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 79 | A New Era for Big Asset Managers? Glass Steagall and Fintech May 6, 2017 4:05 am
    Last week, we messed-up The FR’s release time. Our apologies. Here’s our new edition, delivered freshly to you at the regularly scheduled time. Alliance Bernstein: New era or same old, same old? The rise of neo Glass-Steagallism, A real estate start-up gets backing from stalwarts, the future of voice trading, Banks get Agile, Apple should buy PayPal, Company of Note: Ladder
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 78 | The Race to Zero Commissions and New York’s Fintech Week April 29, 2017 4:05 am
    This week was officially deemed “fintech week” in New York. However, we think every week in New York should be financial innovation week. Here’s what’s caught our attention: Robinhood is no myth, Enterprise fintech on fire in the Big Apple, New issue mania is back, White papers from Morgan Stanley, Oliver Wyman and Accenture, OCC’s fintech charter isn’t a done deal, Company of Note:  eSignatureGuarantee (Bringing unsexy back).
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 77 | Nothing But Podcasts: Spring Break Week Special April 22, 2017 4:05 am
    We’re on an extended Spring Break this week, but as promised, we didn’t want to leave you high and dry. If you are on Spring Break or could just use a break from our article heavy format, we invite you to listen to the selection of podcasts that we’ve been gathering. Next week, we’ll be back in the saddle with a regular edition.
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 76 | FinTech Sandbox Special Edition April 15, 2017 4:05 am
    Even financial revolutionists need a break now again. As such, we are taking a respite from our current format to bring you a special edition (our 76th no less) to highlight FinTech Sandbox. The FR is proud to be a sponsor of its upcoming Demo Day on April 20th that will take place at Fidelity’s office in Boston. In the meantime, here’s what’s on our Sam Adams tap: FinTech Sandbox: Who are these Beantowners?, A follow-up with John Fawcett, Quantopian’s chief and FinTech Sandbox executive board member, The new revolutionaries
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 75 | A Coming Resurgence of Active Management? April 8, 2017 4:05 am
    Robin Williams once said that Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party.” We like that approach, so come and have some fun with us as we examine the week in financial innovation: AlphaSense’s Jack Kokko paints a brightening picture for active managers, Jamie Dimon’s new fintech laden missive, Voice vs. finger biometrics, fintech financings, the rise of Tor, Fintech M&A two-ways, community banks are innovating too, Company of Note: Income&
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 74 | Mnuchin’s Genius, Funding Circle’s Mo, Bloomberg and Le Cirque April 1, 2017 4:05 am
    A very happy March 32nd, which is otherwise known as April Fool’s Day. In between your pranks, we invite you to stay foolish and stay hungry with us by considering our highlights of the week. They include: The brilliance of Secretary Mnuchin, a faux flat-earthed, The FR’s exclusive conversation with Funding Circle’s Sam Hodges, Le Cirque and Bloomberg show their age, The rise of financial plumbing and “reinsure tech”, Bot-hype and the “dark web”, Company of Note: Elsen
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  • Weekly Briefing No. 73 | Goldman’s Robo Ambitions and Populism vs. the Wisdom of the Decentralized Crowd March 25, 2017 4:25 am
    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 March 18, 2017 4:05 am
    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 March 11, 2017 5:05 am
    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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