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Transparency…Democracy…Liquidity

Aug 2nd, 2020 | Filed under: Newly Added, Fintech, Technology, Other Topics in A.I.

The structure of financial markets has changed substantially since the 2014 publication of Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys. Much that was shocking and new then is now taken for granted. Also, the world of investments is in a sense more democratic now, with Robinhood transforming the model of retail investing, andRead More


AIMA: Looking at the Canadian Landscape

Oct 22nd, 2019 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Infrastructure, Newly Added, Fintech, Technology, Operationally Intensive Real Assets, The A.I. Industry, Structure of the Hedge Funds Industry, Other Topics in A.I.

The Alternative Investment Management Association first opened a branch in Canada in 2003. In recent days, AIMA has posted a report on what it calls the “landscape.” It doesn’t mean the Rockies. It means the lay of the land for alternative investments in that country. AIMA’s report looks at aRead More


The Fintech M&A Market Hasn’t Peaked—Yet

Sep 22nd, 2019 | Filed under: Newly Added, Fintech, Technology, The A.I. Industry, Other Topics in A.I.

A new report seeks to “take the temperature” of the mergers and acquisitions activity in fintech, looking at input from 100 senior executives from banks, asset managers, fintech businesses, PE and VC firms active in this space. There are a lot of potential acquirers, along with some who may haveRead More


Fintech: Not Such a Deal Right Now

Aug 20th, 2019 | Filed under: Private Equity, Newly Added, Venture capital, Equity Types of Private Equity, The A.I. Industry, Private Investments

Equity rounds of VC-backed investment in the financial technology sector retreated in the second quarter of 2019, according to a new CB Insights report. Second-quarter fintech deals dropped 22% on a quarterly basis and 23% compared to the same quarter in 2018. Early seed deal share fell a five-quarter lowRead More


Why Fintech May Not Be Fit for Public Consumption

Jun 11th, 2019 | Filed under: Private Equity, Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Private Investments

Why are there so few fintech IPOs? That’s the topic of a new Pitchbook study. The year 2019 seems set to be a record-setting one for venture capitalist exit value capture by means of tech IPOs. The successful exits thus far may be charged to the VCs with positions inRead More


Who is Investing in Fintech and Why?

May 5th, 2019 | Filed under: Newly Added, Venture capital, Equity Types of Private Equity, The A.I. Industry, Private Investments

CB Insights, the New York-based machine intelligence platform, has just released its Global Insights Report Q1 2019. The report finds that in the first quarter of 2019, financial technology companies backed by venture capitalists closed 445 deals globally, raising $6.3 billion. The sheer number of deals, then, was up quarter-over-quarterRead More


Digitization of alternative investments: the rise of technology

Nov 20th, 2018 | Filed under: Private Equity, Newly Added, Venture capital, Technology, Operations, Other Issues in Private Investments, The A.I. Industry, Hedge Funds, Private Investments, Risk Management & Operations

KPMG, the auditing giant based in the Netherlands, has put out a white paper on the “digitization mandate” in the alternative investment space.  It maintains that fund managers who “dawdle” in digitizing their business are acting foolishly, falling behind the expectations of their actual and potential investors. Consider fees. PreqinRead More


DTCC: How to Think About Fintech

Oct 24th, 2017 | Filed under: Newly Added, Operations, Risk Management & Operations

The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), a provider of clearance, settlement, and a wide range of other services to the financial markets, has issued a new white paper on technological innovations and the disruptions fintech may generate. The report begins with a quotation from a speech given by LaelRead More


The Federal Reserve on Distributed Ledger Technology (that is, on Blockchains)

Jan 5th, 2017 | Filed under: Newly Added, Operations, The Global Economy & Currencies, Risk Management & Operations, Finance & Economics

A large team of officers and staff affiliated with the Federal Reserve (eight with the Board in DC, five with the FR Bank of New York, one with the FRB of Chicago) have collaborated on a new paper on distributed ledger technology in payments, clearing, and settlement. Of necessity, givenRead More