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Hedge funds are dumping healthcare stocks

(Reuters) - Several big-name hedge fund investors trimmed their stakes in healthcare companies in the second quarter as the sector led the broad U.S. stock market higher, rallying amid a Republican effort to repeal and replace President Obama's signature healthcare law.<p>Jana Partners sold all of its …

Stocks

Energy hedge funds look to spreads, margins as long bets flail

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the oil-trading community, the fall of hedge fund manager Andy Hall signaled a heavy blow, but while commodity funds continue to shutter their doors, some are finding other ways to make money, including trading refining margins and calendar spreads.<p>Commodity hedge funds …

Oil

Hedge Funds Seen Gaining Market Influence in Passive Boom

The decade-long growth of cheap index-tracking funds is giving hedge funds an unexpected influence in setting market prices.<p>As investors hand more of …

Finance

Top 5 Insurtech companies disrupting the insurance industry

Insurtech is building momentum quickly as it receives massive amounts of funding, with this new investment providing fuel for new entrants in the …

Insurance

Insurtech is targeting the back office

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>While insurtech is one of the fastest-growing and most-discussed areas of fintech, most innovation has taken place on the consumer-facing and distribution side.<p>Now, however, …

FinTech

How Insurtech Is Rapidly Changing Insurance And Health Tech Industries

In our recent fintech report “Money of the Future,” we’ve talked about $3 billion in new investments in 2015 in insurtech. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Auto insurance companies just in the U.S. spend a total of $6 billion in advertising each year. It means you are a “customer-oriented” and …

Insurance

What are negative interest rates and how do they work?

A number of central banks have slashed interest rates below zero, in a desperate measure to bolster their economies. Sweden’s central bank pushed its rates deeper into negative territory and Japan recently introduced negative interest rates.<p>In December, the Bank of Canada said it could cut rates …

Mortgages

Thomas Jordan Is Paying Billions for Its NIRP Policy - What Comes Next?

Swiss banks paid nearly $1 billion in negative interest rate fees in 2017, a recent Reuters report notes, pointing to wealthy bank clients largely …

Japan Plans to Create Fintech Hub

It is fair to say that over the past couple years, Fintech has taken the financial industry by storm. Their new-age approach to classic finance has …

FinTech

Asian fintech hubs are pushing full steam ahead

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Rising fintech hubs across APAC, including Hong Kong and Singapore, have been garnering attention with their efforts to promote the industry and encourage innovation within …

FinTech

Fintech startups are charmed by Macron — but are reluctant to leave London for Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - France's fast-growing fintech sector is optimistic the country's dynamic new president will push it up the global rankings. But startups based in London do not yet seem ready to swap that key hub for Paris, even if they have French roots.<p>The nascent industry, ranging from mobile …

FinTech

Should a CEO’s Bonus Be Based on Financial Performance Alone?

On November 9, 2016, the shareholders of Australia’s largest company, and the world’s tenth-largest bank, revolted. The Commonwealth Bank’s shareholders were reacting to the board’s annual Remuneration Report, which contained a recommendation that the CEO be granted a bonus based on what critics …

Commonwealth Bank

JPMorgan smashes Wall Street estimates, but shares decline on outlook

JPMorgan Chase on Friday reported second-quarter earnings that beat on the top and bottom line as strong lending results offset declines in …

Banks are beginning to admit a new rule on revenue recognition will have an impact

Financial services firms, including the biggest commercial and investment banks, are slowly but subtly admitting that new standards for recognizing revenue that take effect in the first quarter of 2018 may have a significant impact on how they record and reflect key components of their top …

Finance

Cyber security: Government turns to blockchain to secure records

Blockchain increasingly being used to secure govt records. (Image: Reuters)<p>It is not clear how the horrific hack witnessed across the world could …

Bankers Are Hiring Cyber-Security Experts to Help Get Deals Done

Executives and investors are hiring an unlikely crowd to help them do deals: computer geeks.<p>Companies and investment funds are adding an extra layer …

Cybersecurity

The 3 Major Cybersecurity Gaps Enterprises Face

Never before has cybersecurity presented such a complex challenge. IT infrastructures now consist of employee desktop PCs and Macs, servers and …

Cybersecurity

Venture investing in the US and Europe are totally different industries

While venture investing outside the U.S. has come a long way in recent years, our analysis shows it remains an entirely different industry than U.S. venture capital. And when we say different, we mean <i>totally</i> different.<p>We looked at venture investment trends in 2007-2011 from PitchBook and compared …

U.S. venture capital and tech expertise are flowing to Canada

Canada is making an open and determined play to attract tech stars and investors to move north amid the squeeze of immigrants by President Donald …

Venture Capital

How Will Venture Capital Change Over The Next 20 Years?

(Photo: ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)<p><i>How will the venture capital model or approach likely change in the next twenty years? originally appeared on Quora – the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Russell Siegelman,</b> …

Regtech report encourages regulators to innovate and US to participate more in fintech-aided compliance

A new whitepaper from Innovate Finance's Transatlantic Policy Working Group (TPWG) has recommended that regulators in the U.S. do more to encourage …

IBM is set to emerge as a key regtech player

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Usage of IBM's AI tool, Watson for Financial Services, is gaining traction with customers as AI and machine learning (ML) technologies continue to dominate the spotlight.<p>Now, …

FinTech

Regulation tech has a lot of challenges but comes with big opportunities

New companies are emerging across whole RegTech value chain from verification and on-boarding to automation of reporting and compliance

Digital Payments Approching Universal Acceptance

In the world of payments, consumers want transactions to work securely and seamlessly within their daily lives. This is true with bill pay, …

Compcoin Announces $45M ICO & Launches Digital Wallet/Mining Stick

Digital token company Compcoin announced on Wednesday it is officially kicking off its $45 million initial coin offering (ICO). According to the …

Bitcoin

Cash Faces a New Challenger in Zelle, a Mobile Banking Service

The days of cash as king may be a step closer to ending.<p>After six years of laying a foundation, major banks are ready to introduce Zelle, a digital payments network that will allow people to send money instantly through participating banks’ mobile apps.<p>But Zelle faces competition. Since the banks …

Building trust in financial services: Emotion plays a key role when it comes to customer experience

We’ve all experienced the high that comes after making a big purchase. We’ve also endured the opposite: the unique fear of checking your credit card …

Banking Needs Deeper Customer Insights to Remain Relevant

The ability to differentiate and deliver better customer experiences in banking requires leveraging enhanced data and advanced analytics.

Analytics

The Rise of the Digital-Only Banking Customer

Digital-only banking customers are quickly becoming mainstream, using smartphones, laptops and tablets to conduct all banking transactions.

Banking