Post Tagged with: "asset management"

Are ETFs Trackers that Fintech can turn into Trucks with No Breaks?

Are ETFs Trackers that Fintech can turn into Trucks with No Breaks?

by September 8, 2016 at 2:00 am 2 comments

Could the next financial crisis come from the over $3trillion ETF and index market? Could the trend – heavy use of ETFs – lead into the next structured product debacle? Are these trackers, prone to becoming dangerous trucks with no breaks, ready to collide in the next unexpected turn ofRead More

XBRL Leading to Better, Cheaper, Pay-as-You-Consume Data & Metadata

XBRL Leading to Better, Cheaper, Pay-as-You-Consume Data & Metadata

by September 3, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

In capital markets (public and private) there is an atmosphere pushing towards Transparency, Real-time access, Low cost & Higher Quality, and Pay-as-you-Consume pricing models; especially in the Data and Metadata space. The Data space encompasses primary financial data and the Metadata space, refers to anything produced through analytics that canRead More

Let’s Identify a Replacement for Yahoo Finance – Conversation on the Fintech Genome

Let’s Identify a Replacement for Yahoo Finance – Conversation on the Fintech Genome

by August 11, 2016 at 1:00 am 3 comments

As Yahoo Finance was sold to Verizon and Matt Levine (Bloolmberg View) asked the existential question “What may become of the VerizAolHoo entity and LBRY (Left-Behind Remainder Yahoo)”; a great conversation started on the Fintech Genome: “Is anybody working on a replacement of Yahoo finance?” Bernard Lunn, a long timeRead More

The Betterment/Brexit incident – What the Fintech Genome community spotted

The Betterment/Brexit incident – What the Fintech Genome community spotted

by July 18, 2016 at 2:32 am 0 comments

What? Betterment suspended trading on Friday of the Brexit result for almost 3 hours. Why? Because ETFs became illiquid and mispriced.  Betterment missed an opportunity to innovate in the way robo-advisors communicate in stressful market conditions. Betterment, one of the top Fintechs in the robo-advsior space, deployed old-fashioned finance practicesRead More

Sentiment Fintechs in the US

Sentiment Fintechs in the US

by July 13, 2016 at 2:00 am 2 comments

Last week we reviewed the Fintechs using Sentiment analytics, in Europe and the East. We opened up the topic further, asking the Fintech Genome community to share their knowledge on the differentiating factors of each of these Fintechs, their business models and their partnerships. Join the Fintech crowd-sourced and curatedRead More

Sentiment Fintechs in the East & Europe

Sentiment Fintechs in the East & Europe

by July 5, 2016 at 2:00 am 2 comments

The pre-referendum discussions reminded me of the fact that we have more and more noise in the markets. For me, this was a great time to look into the value of sentiment analysis, which overlaps with Artificial intelligence, Big Data analytics, and the wisdom of the crowd. All three domainsRead More

Back to Growth Despite the Triple-Witching in Banking; with a AAA Regulatory Recipe

Back to Growth Despite the Triple-Witching in Banking; with a AAA Regulatory Recipe

by July 4, 2016 at 2:00 am 2 comments

What I heard at the Swiss International Finance Forum Last week I attended the Swiss International Finance Forum organized by NZZ konferenzen and with a theme “Back to growth”. Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS reminded the audience that all the “Regulations that are killing us” (us the regulated banks) haveRead More

Regtech in Capital markets; Investing

Regtech in Capital markets; Investing

by June 21, 2016 at 2:00 am 3 comments

Working on Wall Street has always been a hazardous profession, especially for those in the front line of the business, the traders. Market risks, volatility, and uncertainties, are the stressors for traders and those allocating capital and managing risk. This is the nature of the business, the markets, whether currencies,Read More

The Blackrock Tale Told in the UK: ETFs & Robo-Advisors

The Blackrock Tale Told in the UK: ETFs & Robo-Advisors

by June 13, 2016 at 2:00 am 3 comments

The tale of the shoe salesmen in Africa Thomas Bata, the founder of Bata Shoe, was fond of telling the story of how he sent two salesmen to explore market potential in Africa. One cabled back to the home office: “No one here wears shoes. No potential.” The second salesmanRead More

Alternative Data In ‘Early Adoption Phase’ for Asset Managers, BofA Says

Alternative Data In ‘Early Adoption Phase’ for Asset Managers, BofA Says

by June 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm 3 comments

The use of alternative data for asset management has grown in popularity, but the industry is far from a complete adoption, Bina Kalola head of global strategic direct investments for global banking and markets at Bank of America, said during the Future of Fintech Conference this morning. “Data is beingRead More