Alberto Ravandoni

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Top Five Articles from January: Regtech, Fintech, and the War on Cash

Highlights from the past month include a critique of the war on cash by Ron Rimkus, CFA; the future of blockchain technology as explored by Larry …

Benchmarking Multi-Asset Portfolios: The Global Capital Stock

How do you know whether a multi-asset portfolio is worth the investment? No policy portfolio benchmark exists against which investors can measure …

Next Generation Investors: How Millennials Will Influence Finance

So how will millennials most influence finance in the next few years? For insight, we asked readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief what they …

What’s Next for Robo-Advisers?

The future of the investment management industry is online and advisers will render themselves obsolete if they don't figure out how to add value …

To Compete with Robos, Advisers Must Become Financial Physicians

Can robo-advisers replace human advisers? Not if the goal of the relationship is to increase clients' well-being, says Meir Statman. Why? Because …

Tilting Portfolios to Leverage Macro Trends and Political Winds

Back in the 1980s, “monetary policy was a great way to stimulate the economy,” Jack Ablin, CFA, said. Not anymore.

MiFID II: What’s Wrong with It?

Regulators should be alert to any emerging systemic risks encouraged by the implementation of MiFID II. Its problems may surface more quickly than …

Shortcuts to Factor Investing: Equities and Beyond

In the latest installment of his Shortcuts to Factor Investing series, Mark Harrison, CFA, takes a deeper dive into equities and factor investing's …

Shortcuts to Factor Investing 101

If investors have the option to cheaply replicate their desired exposures to help solve their portfolio problems, then why shouldn't they? Mark …

Sorry But Successful People Don't Care About Your Brilliant Idea

Having an idea is so close to nothing that nobody who has actually done anything cares about your idea.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ideas, ideas, ideas.<p>Everybody has an idea that they want to get off the ground. Everybody thinks his or hers is the greatest …

Watch all six episodes of the series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain

Our latest video series explores the world of bitcoin and the blockchain, and you can now watch all six episodes on YouTube and TechCrunch.com.<p>The series features Nathaniel Popper, a <i>New York Times</i> reporter and the author of the book on which the series is based, along with several bitcoin …

Fintech: The Blockchain Bypass

<b>THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN-HOUSE</b> counsel need to know about fintech — the emerging industry that’s using software to provide financial services — is …

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Top 5 Books to Learn About the Fintech Industry | Investopedia

Financial technology, commonly referred to by the shorthand phrase “fintech,” provides support and auxiliary services for the financial sector, and …

The future of finance: Banking as a platform

Technology has lent itself well to changing and revolutionizing the world around us. Over time, technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, travel from place to place, conduct business, and how we maintain and organize our lives.<p>As more technology has developed over the years and …

How Justin Mares Validated His Business in 2 Weeks With $100

If your idea winds up being a dud, you're better off knowing that after a $100 investment than a $100,000 one.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no excuse for creating a product that doesn’t sell . . . yet many new entrepreneurs continue to spend significant …

Check Out These Pitch Decks From Airbnb, YouTube and Other Famous Startups

Airbnb described its service as a way to “save money, make money, and share culture.” BuzzFeed billed itself as a “one stop shop for web buzz.” And …

The Blockchain Wars: How Startups And Enterprises Are Competing To Create The Web 2.0

There is a war of innovation going on behind the scenes. While everyday users are shopping on Amazon or watching auctions on Ebay, software developers from one man startups to industry giants are rushing to stake their claim in what many believe to be the most revolutionary technology since the …

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Blockchain disrupting many industries

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Blockchain Future: A Report From “The Centre Of The Revolution”

The quote “the centre of the revolution” was very appropriate for Money2020 Europe, and the insight I gathered into the future of finance was …

BLOCKCHAIN: FROM OPAQUE AND NEBULOUS TO MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE FUTURE

In just a matter of months, blockchain has moved from an abstract idea to the future market infrastructure. But how likely is implementation and …

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Don't believe the blockchain hype: Examining the weaknesses and risks

Blockchain, the platform underlying Bitcoin, is often described as 'inherently secure'. A new report reveals that it's far from ironclad.<p>Few if any …

How the Blockchain Decentralizes Society » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

<b>The Cato Institute yesterday held a cryptocurrency conference whose keynote speaker was Patrick Byrne (see here for his Mises Institute profile), the</b> …

Blockchain the Inception of a new Database of Everything?

Blockchain the database of everything, intelligenthq, illustration by Dinis Guarda<p><b>Blockchain the Inception of a new Database of Everything?</b><p>The …

Bitcoin/Blockchain Industry SWOT Analysis

Developments in our industry take place at a rapid pace. To help you make sense of this complicated landscape I applied a simple SWOT analysis to our …

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You Can’t Do It Without a Blockchain, Here’s Why

What comes to mind when you think about the word <i>data</i>? Digital documents? Filing cabinets? Hard drives and memory sticks? Data is visualized in many …

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Moving From Bleeding Edge To Cutting Edge: How The Blockchain Will Reshape Finance

If you’re watching FinTech disruption and how it’s impacting financial services, you’ve already been drawn into many conversations about the blockchain. But your enthusiasm most likely dissipates when the term bitcoin invariably comes up. The much-hyped digital currency has experienced growing …

The 7 Biggest Trends in Entrepreneurship of 2016

The traditional sense of entrepreneurship has evolved. Here are some of the new trends.<p>Entrepreneurship seems to be a popular pastime.<p>In developed nations, where opportunity abounds, more and more people are choosing the path of entrepreneurship. Rather than the road less travelled, …

What is blockchain and how does it work?

Blockchain technology backs up Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to this day, but there’s been a recent groundswell of interest from a variety of …

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Why you shouldn't quit your job to become a full-time entrepreneur

That call is hard to resist, especially as you imagine fleeing your cubicle to follow that gut feeling.<p>But McGinnis, a venture capitalist and private equity investor, suggests starting small: becoming a "10% entrepreneur."<p>According to McGinnis, a 10% entrepreneur invests just 10% of their time and …

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