Post Tagged with: "Strategic Viewpoint"

Banks can learn from how Fintech Startups do Business Planning

Banks can learn from how Fintech Startups do Business Planning

by November 2, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

For a long time, startups had to learn how big companies do business planning. Now the flow is reversing and we see management consulting organizations pitch methodologies to big companies that have come from the start up world. Now that software is eating the world, big companies seek to understandRead More

Goldman Is Leading the “Buy-Side Empowers the Sell-Side” Movement

Goldman Is Leading the “Buy-Side Empowers the Sell-Side” Movement

by September 29, 2016 at 2:00 am 0 comments

The Daily Fintech founders are at SIBOS in Geneva; reporting every day, snippets of insights on the Fintech Genome. Stay tuned on all SIBOS Insights conversations. For years the Sell side was the incubator of financial innovation and the marketplace where products and services were designed and the platforms where market making andRead More

The Convergence of Traditional & Emergent Fintech

The Convergence of Traditional & Emergent Fintech

by August 12, 2016 at 1:00 am 1 comment

In a few weeks time, about 8,000 bankers and their vendors fly into Geneva for SIBOS (the annual “gathering of the tribes” that is organized by SWIFT each year in a different city around the world). The bankers who fly in want to understand technology. The Traditional Fintech vendors wantRead More

Realtime Banking

Realtime Banking

by August 7, 2016 at 1:00 am 2 comments

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? The unstoppable force is customer expectation of real time, which we get from using email, text and social media.  We are instant gratification junkies, like Veruca in Willy Wonka “I want it and I want it now”. The immovable force isRead More

What Fintech exits tell us about the bubble question

What Fintech exits tell us about the bubble question

by April 19, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

During a few days in London last week, there was a disconnect between public bullishness and private bearishness. The hype talk on stage contrasted with behind the scenes talk about bubbles and down rounds and layoffs.  We have been trashing the Fintech hype all through 2015, so we are clearlyRead More

What else was echoed out loud at AFTS?

by April 5, 2016 at 1:00 am 2 comments

In the first part of my reflections from the FuW forum: Advance Finance Together in Switzerland: AFTS, I focused on perspectives originating from the financial sectors (e.g. Credit Suisse, BLKB) and from other stakeholders like incubators and the regulator. Today I want to take a less traditional periscope that willRead More

Advance Finance Together in Switzerland: AFTS

Advance Finance Together in Switzerland: AFTS

by April 4, 2016 at 2:40 am 0 comments

In some ways, Fintech feels like EM (Emerging Markets) to me. Possibly because I spent part of my Wall Street career in that subsector. Objectively, EM maintains a flavor of Less mature, of upcoming, of under-developed and of course, feels More threatening in terms of growth potential compared to the developed,Read More

Google Clos­­ing Compare May Signal Bigger Ambitions in Fintech

Google Clos­­ing Compare May Signal Bigger Ambitions in Fintech

by March 11, 2016 at 2:01 am 0 comments

Eons ago, in November 2014, Daily Fintech looked at Google as part of a series on big tech ambitions in Fintech (Apple, Facebook, Alibaba, Google). Our TL;DR summary on Google at that time was “quietly plugging away with massive ambition. This is the story of the dog that did not barkRead More

Fighting to Protect Fintech Innovations

Fighting to Protect Fintech Innovations

by February 16, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

Fintech has exploded. It’s obviously short for financial services technology, and it extends from startups to IT investment and tech innovation by major banks, in areas of personal finance, payments, capital markets analytics and others. After fighting through the technical difficulties and business cases, Fintech innovators face a fight against lack ofRead More

FinTech ‘scenario planning’ around a reintroduction of Glass-Steagall

FinTech ‘scenario planning’ around a reintroduction of Glass-Steagall

by February 12, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

We don’t do politics on Daily Fintech. However we don’t live under a rock, so we noticed that two outsiders – Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won in New Hampshire. Both support a reintroduction of Glass-Steagall. Sanders is quite explicit, while Trump’s support is more indirect via his support forRead More