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Fintech: M&A In the Fintech Space Will Heat Up

One of the clear winners, if there is such a thing of the current economic situation, will be fintech companies. And we can expect to see a wave of fintech M&A as a result. There was already a trend towards digital platforms in the financial services industry. Now it’s just accelerating. Even those who prefer a hands-on face-to-face meeting on financial matters are turning to online platforms. They have to do so. Many banks are only offering drive-through services. This means more complex transactions are moving online. Why Fintech M&A Will Heat Up The shift to increased digital use in financial services will also accelerate the fight between incumbent banks, brokerages, and insurance companies to capture market share in a new digital marketplace. Underfunded startups will struggle. They lack the ability to spend billions of dollars a year like their larger financial counterparts. The smaller firms will also need to find funding sources to survive until economic activity begins to normalize. Fintech companies also have to be very careful about execution risk right now. Consider Robinhood, the online brokerage firm. Their system failed as markets became disrupted by the spread of the coronavirus virus in the United States. The future…

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FinTech: Robinhood’s Outages on Two Historic Trading Days – Lawsuits Emerge
March 12, 2020

Robinhood, the broking startup that amassed millions of users through its offers of commission-free, no-minimum-balance trading, has been slapped with a lawsuit. The lawsuit relates to Robinhood’s system outage on…

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DailyAlts Playbook: Bond Downgrades, the ETF bomb, Bitcoin’s Bust, Blackstone’s Credit Lines, and Oil Slumps.
March 12, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about Bond Downgrades, the ETF bomb, Bitcoin’s Bust, Blackstone’s Credit Lines, and Oil Slumps.

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Artificial Intelligence: Chinese Economy Getting Back on Its Feet Say AI and Big Data
March 11, 2020

The AI Moonshot Team at China’s WeBank, a private Chinese online banking company founded by TenCent, combined big data and AI to check on the impact of the coronavirus in…

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Digital Assets: Crowdfunding Via Blockchain to Transform Japanese ‘Ghost’ Dwellings
March 11, 2020

Two companies are collaborating to revitalize the market for Japanese homes. A blockchain-powered solution may be the answer to the problem of millions of abandoned homes in Japan. Known as…

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Liquid Alternatives: The HDIV ETF – Artificial Intelligence Picks High Dividend Stocks With Upside
March 11, 2020

Qraft Technologies, a South Korean artificial intelligence firm, just launched its third ETF in the US. The Qraft AI Enhanced US High Dividend ETF (HDIV) targets high dividend US stocks…

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Venture Capital: Life Sciences Partners Raises $600M in Record European VC Haul
March 11, 2020

Venture capital group Life Science Partners (LSP) just closed its sixth investment fund targeting European life science companies. The $600 million (€529 million) raising is said to be the largest…

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The DailyAlts Playbook: Coronavirus Stimulus, Biblical Warnings, Vertical Hedge Fund Neighborhoods, and Why Kyle Bass is Sitting on the Sidelines Right Now.
March 11, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about Coronavirus Stimulus, Biblical Warnings, Vertical Hedge Fund Neighborhoods, and Why Kyle Bass is Sitting on the Sidelines Right Now.

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Liquid Alts: IMF Warns About ETF Liquidation
March 11, 2020

Call it the great bust of passive investing? The IMF warned Wednesday that regulators and authorities need to start watching asset managers and ETFs over the threat that they could…

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The ESG Data Market Will Be Worth $1 Billion Next Year
March 10, 2020

A new report from Opimas states that the value of ESG data could top $1 billion by next year. The firm’s newest report  ESG Data Market: No Stopping Its Rise…

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Artificial Intelligence: Banjo, the Startup That is Utah’s All-Seeing Eye-in-the-Sky
March 10, 2020

This Small Company Is Turning Utah Into a Surveillance Panopticon

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