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‘Manus x Machina:’ What investors can learn from the new fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum
Wealth managers are struggling to understand the meaning of the rise of the robo-advisor. Is it friend or foe? Competitor or partner? The newest fashion exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York may help everyone frame their thoughts on this hot topic. “Manus X Machina” takes on the battle of man vs machine in the world of fashion by
Here’s why Hong Kong could be falling behind in fintech
Like all global financial hubs, Hong Kong is trying to pull ahead of the crowd when it comes to fintech innovation, but its failing and lack of regulation is holding it back. Inevitably, much of the criticism being leveled at Hong Kong comes via comparisons with its regional rival Singapore. Speaking to the South China Morning Post this week, Ian
Sallie Krawcheck on why she needed to walk away from Wall Street heavies to help women investors
Sallie Krawcheck has klout. Big time. She ran Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Smith Barney (now a part of Citibank) and was also CFO at Citi. And yet, in a recent post she explains that she couldn’t help women ramp up their investing game from within the old legacy firms. That’s why she founded Ellevest, which is redefining the way women invest.
We may never find out who ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ is
This week Dr. Craig Wright, the Australian who claims to be the pseudonymous bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, has reneged on his promise to provide proof that he invented the cryptocurrency. The reason? He isn’t up to it emotionally. In his final blog – which acts as a bizarre farewell-cum-mea culpa -- he states: I believed that I could do this.
Robo-advisor technology may outlast robo-advisors
It is almost universally accepted that the future of finance belongs to robo-advisors but recent developments have challenged that idea. While startups like Betterment and Wealthfront have been good at grabbing headlines, the same cannot be said when it comes to market share. This is largely thanks to the competing services being launched industry incumbents. reports: "[...] In the year since established
Security vs. UX: How to reconcile one of the biggest challenges in interface design
Data breaches can be prevented. And good design can help. Data breaches are an unfortunate reality of doing business today. But they are avoidable. A whopping eight of out 10 of enterprise data breaches can be traced to human error. That's not just a matter of careless users. That's a design problem. As designers, our job is to be the users'
This new kind of credit score is all based on how you use your cell phone
In the developing world, where it can be hard to build good credit, banks are finding new ways to tell if people are too risky for loans. When you apply for a credit card or a loan in the United States, most banks and retailers will turn to one of the three major credit reporting agencies—Equifax, Transunion, or Experian—to get
Former marine and JP Morgan investment banker to head fintech hub
Former marine and  CEO of the innovation gateway team at UK Trade and Investment, Ben Brabyn, has been appointed as the head of Level39. Ben Brabyn will replace Eric van der Kleij at the One Canada Square – based company. The entrepreneur brings the wealth of experience of online payments, cyber and social eCommerce which is expected to strengthen the
Tech babble: 3 tips for fintech founders communicating to the world (and to regulators)
From digital wallets, to peer-to-peer lending, to blockchain, fintech is an industry full of new and disruptive ideas. But its complexity means that it's also often misunderstood. This can be major problem for founders who need to explain their technology to clients, investors, and regulators. Talking to regulators, in particular, is becoming increasingly important for fintech entrepreneurs. While many regulators
Is fintech – finally – gaining ground?
Technology is changing the global financial system so rapidly, the World Economic Forum recently noted, that there is an “urgent need” to set standards and develop regulations. While the “use of technology in finance is not new, nor are many of the products and services that are offered by new entrants to the sector,” the group pointed out, “it is