FILED UNDER: Innovation, Uncategorized, Venture Capital

12 Questions with Claire Calmejane, CIO of Societe Generale

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Headquartered in Paris, Societe Generale is the seventh largest bank in Europe and the 18th largest in the world. SocGen, as it’s known, has more than 130,000 employees serving 30 million customers in 61 countries.  SocGen has a longstanding commitment to digital transformation, … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups

Do Algorithms Dream of Synthetic Data?

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Data is critical to innovation in financial services, from testing new underwriting algorithms to sifting through government filings for sell signals, to training fraud detection models. But real-world data – and particularly consumer data – can be hard to come … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups, Venture Capital

Greater Boston Fintech Startups Raised $3.8 Billion in 2021

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I follow roughly 165 active fintech (insurtech, regtech, etc.) startups headquartered in Greater Boston which, by my definition, runs from Portland to Providence and as far west as Springfield. The number hasn’t changed much since 2020 despite the higher-than-usual number … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Institutional Asset Management, Sustainable Finance

Aligning Investments and Values with Physis Investment

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It’s been a long time in coming, but many of the world’s largest asset managers, forward-thinking family offices, and individual investors are developing and implementing sustainable investment strategies that seek to couple competitive financial returns with wider environmental and social … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Financial Services, FinTech

Four Boston FinTech Week Panels You Won’t Want to Miss

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After a year off because of, well, you know, Boston FinTech Week is back. This fourth edition, brought to you once again by FinTech Sandbox, is running from September 28 – October 1, 2021. This year’s theme is Financial Services for Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere.  … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Banking, FinTech, Startups

How Orum is Enabling Real-Time Payments (part two)

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Orum is creating financial infrastructure allowing for real-time money movement in the U.S. In its own words, “Orum’s API-based products will give enterprise customers unique funds-availability modeling, empowering them with the information required to shift to real-time payments, and enable access … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Banking, FinTech, Startups

How Orum is Enabling Real-Time Payments (part one)

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Founded in 2019, Orum is creating financial infrastructure allowing for real-time money movement in the U.S. In its own words, “Orum’s API-based products will give enterprise customers unique funds-availability modeling, empowering them with the information required to shift to real-time payments, and … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Banking, Thoughts & Ramblings

Should the U.S. Postal Service Offer Basic Banking Services?

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Could it provide affordable financial services for underserved families, and, at the same time, shore up its own financial footing? Bank branch closures are an ongoing phenomenon hitting rural and socioeconomically challenged communities particularly hard. So why not provide low-cost … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Startups

ItaliaFintech – The Association of Italian Fintech Entrepreneurs

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ItaliaFintech was established in 2018 by a small group of the leading fintech entrepreneurs who felt the need to join forces and build a common house for discussion and development. The aim was to exchange views on the challenges, the … READ MORE

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