A few years ago, I wrote about the inexorable rise of Google and Amazon in finance. The conclusion from the piece was “if you prefer fast action and major Fintech disruption from tech powerhouses, then forget Amazon, Google or Apple, and watch Alibaba or Tencent…. Ant Financial, the finance arm of Alibaba, is valued $50bn.” This was 2.5 years ago, and(…)
My thesis has long been that technology would have a huge impact in finance, but that it wouldn’t be a linear process. Let’s summarise where we are in this transformation of finance: 2013 onwards: huge enthusiasm in Fintech and the vision that tech would transform finance with disruptors challenging traditional companies. My view at the time:(…)
In news more suited to the likes of Amazon, JP Morgan is set to look at customers’ spending histories in order to sell them future products or services.
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(…)