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How has Fintech transformed finance?

How has Fintech transformed finance?

The “Fintech” trend started 5 years ago.* Since then, we’ve heard about new startups, the emergence of tech competitors in finance, and also banks investing in technology. But what has been exactly the impact of technology in finance? Is there a real impact, is it too early to say, or is it just hype? My(…)

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(…)

Alibaba now 3rd largest money market fund in the world

Alibaba now 3rd largest money market fund in the world

Almost 2 years ago, I wrote about the incredible rise of Yue Bao, Alibaba’s money market fund (Can a disruptor grow 10x faster than an incumbent?).  At that time, the numbers were as follows: Whereas it had taken 10/15 years for Vanguard, Fidelity and JP Morgan to reach $100bn under management, it only took 9(…)