Blockchain technology has leapfrogged robo-advisers when it comes to the finance industry’s perception of its potential influence as an agent of change in the years ahead, a survey from CFA Institute reveals.
Still, Alex Fray, group chief executive of Boston Multi Family Office is convinced this fintech challenge can be met. “Digital disruption and innovation will undoubtedly transform financial services in the coming years, including the family office sector.” Until then, there’s always the corkscrew.
Oliver* met up with Crowd Valley Inc., the leading global digital finance platform provider, to discuss about fintech, current challenges, future scenarios, and a partnership with the European business angels association. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
A crowd-funded project to prosecute politicians for “lying” during the EU referendum campaign has raised over £175,000 and now wants to see dishonest politicians jailed, the project’s founder has told The Independent.
Interviewed by Crowdfund Insider, Luke Davis, CEO of the London-based private equity house IW Capital, said the Bank of England’s actions had caused a “ripple effect” for people across the UK.
According to the latest study from Business Insider, Nesta, and KPMG, equity crowdfunding is one of the fastest-growing areas in the booming alternative finance industry as it is starting to threaten legacy players in the investment industry.
European crowdfunding platform Seedrs is planning to set up shop in Berlin, having already opened offices in Amsterdam and Lisbon within the last year.
Christian Catalini, Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, explains how venture capital investment has slowed down in many of the verticals since the end 2015. He says that if this is a trend rather than a blip, it will be a good test for the nascent market of equity crowdfunding. Many different models have emerged and platforms have adopted different types of solutions to solve for the problem of information asymmetry. Christian Catalini talks about those models and which ones are seeing the most success.
In 2014, more than US$16 billion were raised through crowdfunding worldwide, which increased to over US$34 billion in 2015 and is estimated to increase in 2016. Crowdfunding has proven itself very popular in the world in its short history. All the signs show that crowdfunding is poised to be the next big investment trend. Here are the 10 biggest fintech crowdfunding of all time.
Here is a few things you should consider when investing in FinTech.