RegTech Firm Smarsh’s Annual Survey Underscores Rising Compliance Risks of Remote Work Model

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The 10th Annual Smarsh Risk & Compliance Survey, which encompasses 450,000 professionals supporting more than $1.3 trillion in assets under management, emphasizes that the widespread and rapid shift to remote work models in response to the pandemic is unlikely to be fully reversed, with many wealth management firms likely to embrace large populations of remote employees going forward.

OpEd: GameStopped Hearings Recap – Who Wins and Loses When Partisans Collide?

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If Robinhood’s “Payment for Order Flow Revenue Model” is responsible for anything, it is for driving innovation and helping bring industry-wide brokerage commissions down to zero so that retail investors can trade commission free.

Here Come the Fintech SPACs

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After SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, became one of the preferred ways to take innovative companies public last year, a flurry of “SPAC-tivity” has taken place in the fintech sector, headlined last week by the acquisition of New York-based MoneyLion, a comprehensive personal finance, advice and investing platform, by Fusion Acquisition Corp.

Ikea Goes After Walmart & Alibaba in Digital Banking Wars

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Here are three of the world's great retailers - selling affordable goods to the public the world over - and yet, retail sales alone is not enough for any of them. All three have now taken major moves into fintech and digital banking.

Top 5 VC Deals of the Week in the Digital Wealth Sector (2/17/21)

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This past week, the real estate category (proptech) continued to see dollars flow iwht a $227M deal for Fraction Technologies out of Canada. This is a shared equity program, similar in scope to what Unison offers here in the US. And we think this is SUCH a smart offering, as many people may have sufficient cash flow but not enough capital for real estate down payments.

Top 5 VC Deals of the Week in the Digital Wealth Sector (2/10/21)

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This past week saw a bit of a slowdown in the massive deals we've been seeing since the...

2020’s Rise Of Digital Retail Presaged The January Frenzy

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The roar of retail was amplified and crescendoed by emerging and established fintech long before it caught hedge fund managers in a short squeeze, according to a recent report from DriveWealth.

Top 5 VC Deals of the Week in the Digital Wealth Sector (2/3/21)

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More big money passed hands this past week as we were driving across America from Atlanta to our new home in Bozeman, MT, including an $800M USD deal for a POS retail loan processor and a $400M USD for a Brazilian challenger bank serving South America.

A Quick Synopsis on How and Why Bitcoin is in the News

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Bitcoin IS in the news and probably everyone knows roughly where the price is, too (the ones that don't probably DO know all Tom Brady's career statistics, though).

Canadian Invasion: Toronto-Based FinTech Wealth Management Platform Continues Expansion in America

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In the United States fintech wealth management space, it’s easy to forget about our neighbors to the north, but recent expansion in America among certain Canada-based firms are starting to get more attention.