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Finding The Investable Needles In The Startup Haystack

When it comes to financial services and financial technology startups, making the right investment decisions is not easy or obvious work. Thousands of firms are born each year – all promising the next greatest advancement in managing money – but only a fraction of a fraction end up going the distance. And separating the wheat […]

Blockchain ETFs: Proceed With Caution

Lawrence Johnson has been immersed in the world of fintech innovation for years, and now as part of Morningstar’s business development team, he’s working on connecting nontraditional financial players and newer companies that are leveraging new types of technologies with the financial services ecosystem. In this role, his attention is always focused on the newest […]

Why You Should Buy Any Weakness in the Global X FinTech ETF

FinTech sector has been performing very well recently, currently up 20% so far this year. The group as a whole is fairly narrow, but several of the subsectors within it have huge upside potential. This is where ETFs come into play. These investment vehicles allow investors to gain access to various niche subsectors with the […]

Separating self from startup: Founders open up about how to manage your mental health in the stressful business world

People working in startups and small businesses are disproportionately at risk of depression and anxiety. But when everyone is sharing stories of million-dollar funding rounds, big-name backers and revenue booms, there’s not a lot of space left for talking about the potential personal costs of running a business. When founders push themselves to burnout, it […]

Investors are going to buy bitcoin whether advisors like it or not, says financial pundit

Many investors wonder when the right time will be to put some money in bitcoin. It’s a question that financial advisors increasingly hear these days. Yet advisors, for the most part, don’t recommend investing in digital currency, or in the investment vehicles that have cropped up around it, at all. Lex Sokolin, global director of fintech […]

Five Reasons Why Balanced Teams Are So Important For Startups

Ben Jen — serial entrepreneur, angel investor and startup strategist, serving as principal consultant and investor with Ben Jen Holdings LLC — has identified five reasons why balanced teams lead to successful early-stage ventures. Balanced teams provide varied perspectives. Balanced teams define startup culture, which can make or break your business. Balanced teams create synergy. Venture capitalists […]

Explaining KYC, and why fintech startups need to know about it

Just a few years ago, businesses could have set up shop easily in Singapore. Now they need to undergo due diligence checks, such as declaring funding sources. There have been stricter regulations, which led to the increased importance of know-your-customer (KYC) processes for businesses. KYC is a process that allows businesses to identify who their […]

Coming Of Age: Fintech Companies Should Move On From Millennials

These days, for consumer fintech companies in wealth management it is all about the Millennials. However, Millennials are the generation with more debt than any prior generation thanks to things like student loans. According to the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, Millennials today have just 4% of the nation’s wealth, compared to 50% for Baby […]

How to Use AI in Fintech and Improve Your Financial Services

Apart from the fulfillment of common tasks, artificial intelligence can help you deal with financial issues as well, and you can do it successfully. There are a few main ways how AI is used today in the financial world: Advanced customer service Fraud detection Lowering the risk in P2P lending Improved insurance support Enhanced investment analysis […]

How to invest in the fintech era

Fintech has gone from virtually non-existent to a US$120 billion industry last year – all in just a few years. And UBS estimates that explosive growth still awaits, with global fintech revenues poised to rise three times as fast as traditional banking, reaching US$265 billion by 2025. In the coming decade, fintech is set to touch […]