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Why I moved to Fintech in 2016. And happy new year 2017!

Why I moved to Fintech in 2016. And happy new year 2017!

2016 has clearly been a year of changes in the world – and for me too, the year ended very differently than it started. For readers of Disruptive Finance, you might not have seen much difference, because the blog and my Fintech activities have always been my “night job”. But I also had a “day(…)

I have seen the future of finance, and it’s in Singapore…

I have seen the future of finance, and it’s in Singapore…

I attended the Singapore Fintech Festival last week, and despite its name, it is not really about Fintech, but about the future of Singapore as a financial centre. I first heard about the Singapore Fintech Festival when Sopnendu Mohanty, the flamboyant head of Fintech at MAS, and his team, presented at Oxford Said Business School 6 months ago.(…)

Why Fintech has made finance courses obsolete

Why Fintech has made finance courses obsolete

Finance is changing at a dramatic pace – from robo-advisors to Artificial Intelligence, from big data to blockchain -, but many universities have barely adapted their finance courses, and include no reference to technology or innovation. As a Managing Director in a US bank, I saw many young graduates who felt very lost because their jobs(…)