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(…)

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.  _________________________________(…)

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.(…)

Fintech in Asia: what a difference 6 months make…

Fintech in Asia: what a difference 6 months make…

I was in Asia 6 months ago – for Finnovasia and Rise in Hong Kong. After spending some more time in Singapore, I came back to Europe very excited about the potential of Fintech in Asia. This wasn’t of course a big surprise since I had been involved with Fintech HK and SuperCharger for a long(…)

Want to join The Disruptive Group?

Want to join The Disruptive Group?

I launched The Disruptive Group 6 weeks ago, and it’s time to slowly, but surely, build the business. I am therefore starting by hiring one or two interns. I am looking for young, smart, enthusiastic people who want to revolutionise finance. They’ll be working directly with me, and I’ll be coaching and training them personally(…)

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(…)

French regulators say Oui a la Fintech

French regulators say Oui a la Fintech

The last two weeks have been a treat for those in London who wanted to know the views of the UK and French regulators about Fintech. Last week were the presentations of the Bank of England and the FCA at the BBA Fintech Conference, and the previous week saw the French AMF and ACPR present(…)