If you look hard enough, you can find a startup for anything nowadays: you can exchange diamonds through the world’s first P2P diamond exchange, for example, buy a handbag in installments, and invest in big data companies one five-dollar micro-investment at a time, probably all without leaving your house (or even gettingRead More
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Last week, we took a cursory survey of startups working to fill the under-leveraged niches of the fintech world. Today’s roster ranges from an artificial intelligence data analytics service for brick-and-mortar stores to expand into e-commerce, to providing the crash course most of us unfortunately still need to understand what the heckRead More
Investors see a sunny future for marketplace lending, according to a survey released today by Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP (RKO) and Wharton Fintech. The results of the survey, titled 2016 Survey of U.S. Marketplace Lending, show that half of investors surveyed have capital allocated for marketplace lending. The year prior, just 29% had investments in the space. TheRead More
Fintech is far from a U.S.-only phenomenon, as this week’s top funding rounds make clear. The week’s top raises runs the gamut from online investments to the integration of Africa’s growing financial space; from the analysis of loan quality and security to the ever-more transparent P2P sector; to providing access to the vastRead More
Is it best to dip a toe in the water, or jump in for a cannonball? According to Square, a slow and constant march into the wading party beats both. The payments company announced today it would move beyond cash advances into a more general loan product. This may meanRead More
This week’s Startups to Watch are pushing progress in different sectors. Respectively, these companies provide retirement options for staff at small businesses; a trading tool; and a digital wealth management adviser. However, at their core all three are about investments, and how to leverage a small advantage into a major leadRead More
How much do you pay your financial advisor? Most investors have no idea — and neither do their advisors. And what return do you get on your portfolio? That’s another question most investors and again, advisors, can’t answer. These are problems. GuardVest is a new Dallas-based startup looking to solve themRead More
Betterment has launched Betterment Institutional today, a platform to help financial advisors gain access to the same robo-advising tools Betterment uses for its retail wealth management. Similarly, Betterment announced that it is now working with Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services to extend Betterment Institutional to Fidelity IWS’s 3,000-plus registered independent advisors (RIA’s).Read More
Read our exclusive interview with Brad Leimer, Santander Bank’s new Head of Innovation for North America.
While other sectors attract more mainstream press attention (payment, retail banking), the asset management industry is also deeply affected by “software eating the world”. Asset Class Competition Traditional asset management companies are increasingly facing competition on both sides of the performance scale….