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5 trends we’re watching this week

5 trends we’re watching this week

Every week at Tradestreaming, we’re tracking and analyzing the top trends impacting the finance industry. The following is a list of important things going on we think are worth paying attention to. For more in depth trendfollowing, subscribe to Tradestreaming’s weekly newsletter (published every Sunday).

1. Computers vs. Humans: Who wins the investment game? (Tradestreaming)
Do humans have an innate ability to pick winning stocks or should we turn everything over to the machines. A frank conversation with 2 experts moderated by Tradestreaming’s managing editor, Zack Miller and hosted on Dealbreaker.

2. A Future Where Virtual Reality and Finance Converge (Finance Magnates)
In this week’s Fintech Spotlight, Finance Magnates delves into how virtual reality could become a big data tool of the future in the finance industry.

3. The Next Fintech Boom: Resource Maximization (Bank Innovation)
Former Thomson Reuters CEO, Tom Glocer predicts fintech startups to begin squeezing more out of the financial system. “Think of all the underutilized financial resources out there — credit lines, savings, advisory, illiquid assets. All are ripe for maximization.”

4. Why Every Financial Institution Needs a Digital Champion Now (The Financial Brand)
Is anyone spearheading your organization’s digital strategy? Here’s what banks and credit unions should look for when creating this new role.

5. Robo-Advisors Squeeze Advisor Profits, Not Fees (Michael Kitces)
Michael Kitces with a thoughtful analysis of the robo-advisor trend and how it’s impacting the AUM fees investors pay (it’s not what you think it is). While fees don’t seem to be dropping, profit margins are indeed getting squeezed. Worth a read.

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Inside Yielders, the UK’s first regulatory compliant Islamic crowdfunding platform

  • Yielders, an equity-based crowdfunding platform for real estate, is the first Shariah-compliant financial technology company to get regulatory approval in the U.K.
  • The platform's user base is 35 percent non-Muslim, some of whom may be attracted to the ethical investing principles.
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FinTech is changing your life, and you don’t even know it

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FinTech Week: By the numbers

  • Empire Startups' inaugural FinTech Week begins today in New York
  • In preparation for 25 forthcoming events over four days, here's a breakdown by the numbers.
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Hi 5! The top five fintech stories we’re following today

  • Retailers may be looking into the future as opposed to implementing for today.
  • Banks are working to get more people comfortable using mobile apps.
Zack Miller | February 06, 2017
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Hi 5! The top five fintech stories we’re following today

  • Credit Karma launches a new free tax prep service into a competitive market.
  • Fintech smells money in auto lending.
Zack Miller | January 30, 2017
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