FILED UNDER: RegTech

Q&A with Gabrielle Haddad, Co-founder of Sigma Ratings

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According to the Financial Times, “Some of the world’s biggest banks have spent billions of dollars settling corruption allegations with justice authorities in recent years. HSBC paid nearly $2bn and BNP Paribas nearly $9bn to the US authorities over accusations … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Marketing, Startups

Tips for Startups on Working with the Media from a Top Tech Journalist

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I talk to a lot of startups and most have little idea about how journalism works (or worse, as in the case of HQ Trivia, they have terrible ideas). But positive coverage in a respected publication offers visibility and credibility … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Blockchain

Digital Identities with Cambridge Blockchain

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Verification of customers and counterparties is vital in financial services. Identity defines and permits the relationship between financial services providers and their clients. But, according to the World Economic Forum: “Current identity systems are limiting Fintech innovation as well as … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Capital Markets, FinTech

Prattle – A New Generation of Sentiment Analysis

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Founded in 2014, Prattle produces tradable signals by analyzing global central bank communications using a domain-specific linguistic algorithm in real time. Communications can include press releases, meeting minutes, speeches, papers, and more. Built to treat central bank content and communications … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Insurance, Startups

Brolly. Noun. An Umbrella. Chiefly British.

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The use of an umbrella to represent coverage and protection has a long history among companies in the insurance industry. Brolly was the latest, until Travelers bullied them into changing their logo. Co-founded in 2016 by Phoebe Hugh, Brolly is … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Institutional Asset Management

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the 3D FinTech Challenge

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Every week seems to bring the announcement of another accelerator for financial technology startups. But I was particularly interested to read that French software company Dassault Systemes will sponsor a FinTech accelerator in London later this year. Called the 3D FinTech … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Venture Capital

Q&A with MassMutual Ventures

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Springfield, MA-based Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company  is launching a venture capital firm to invest in startups that will help the company improve its life insurance, disability, annuity, long-term care, retirement plans, and investment businesses. MassMutual Ventures LLC will receive … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Institutional Asset Management, Startups

Q&A with coFounder of Amerigo Capital Analytics

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Named for the famed Italian explorer who also lent his name to two continents, Amerigo Capital Analytics is a French start-up developing analytic tools and models to help institutional investors understand and evaluate US mortgage real-estate investment trusts (mREITS). A … READ MORE

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