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The 7 most read articles on Disruptive Finance in 2016

The 7 most read articles on Disruptive Finance in 2016

If you’re looking for some Fintech reading, here are the 7 most popular articles (by page views) of 2016 on Disruptive Finance. I also added an 8th article (Fintech in 2016: why you need a different strategy), which was not even in the top 20, but was one of my favourite pieces. If you want to receive(…)

Who controls technology, controls the future…

Who controls technology, controls the future…

“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past,” (1984, George Orwell) The article below was published in Info, the monthly magazine of the French Chamber of Great Britain. The November issue was “Disrupt or be Disrupted” and coincided with the Disrupt or be Disrupted Conference held in London.  _________________________________(…)

Big month for Fintech in Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam

Big month for Fintech in Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam

I’ve had a particular interest for the developments of Fintech in Asia, and am always fascinated by the speed of change in the region. The next month will be packed for Fintech in Asia, and perhaps one of the best times to organise a trip there… First, the Supercharger – based in Hong Kong. This project(…)

Oxford University launches Fintech lectures

Oxford University launches Fintech lectures

Over the last year, we have seen Fintech courses and lectures started at different universities around the world. For example, MIT launched a graduate course on Fintech, Wharton launched a series of Fintech lectures, Hong Kong University launched a Fintech course, Vlerick Business School launched a 3-week Fintech bootcamp, and many other ones*… Oxford Said Business(…)

And the most valuable Fintech company in 2020 is …

And the most valuable Fintech company in 2020 is …

(This is part 2 of this topic. Part 1 can be found here) So, have we found the contenders for “Most Valuable Fintech Company in 2020” ? That was the challenging task for our discussion group at Websummit a few weeks ago, and we spent an hour to try to come up with an answer. Our(…)

Why Fintech is different in Asia: example of the SuperCharger

Why Fintech is different in Asia: example of the SuperCharger

Different from? Different from Europe and the US mainly, where we see most of the initiatives, buzz and unicorns in Fintech… However, we shouldn’t underestimate the potential of Asia in Fintech, where many innovations in finance will actually be invented there – and not just imported from Europe/the US.  Last year, I had a chance encounter with Janos Barberis, and(…)

Artificial Intelligence is coming to finance. Slowly…

Artificial Intelligence is coming to finance. Slowly…

An article I wrote for Financial News about Artificial Intelligence “Meet Cortana, who has the talent to be the best trader in the world… But because her dad is Microsoft and her intelligence is artificial, human traders are not paying attention – but they should…”                  

If you can’t beat them, join them: Goldman Sachs enters Fintech.

If you can’t beat them, join them: Goldman Sachs enters Fintech.

If you liked “Invest in the Disruptors”, you will love “Disrupt the Disruptors”… Goldman Sachs has been a very active investor in Fintech (and Tech in general), with the latest investment in Circle (Bitcoin), but also CompareAsiaGroup (Comparison website for financial services), Oscar (Challenger Insurance) or Kensho (Data analytics for finance) for example. But what(…)

Fintech is coming to Asia. Fast.

Fintech is coming to Asia. Fast.

In the same way that we could feel the emergence of Fintech in London a few years ago, we can detect a similar trend coming from Asia today. Remember that only 3 years ago there might have been less than 100 Fintech startups in London – whereas there might be 10 times that amount today. Are(…)