This decade has been a watershed epoch for financial services – one that will undoubtedly be memorialized as the period of when securities regulations finally began catching up to technological achievement. Hundreds of years from now, when economic historians look back on the contributions of FinTech, I believe that they will pinpoint innovations in micro-investing […]
Developed in 1952 by Harry Markowitz, the Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) is premised on the notion that portfolio returns can be maximized by spreading risk across many different investments. With an estimated $7 trillion in institutional assets currently invested in accordance with the methodologies of MPT, it continues to be one of the most important […]
Is this the end of Marketplace Lending or the rebirth of true Peer-to-Peer investing?
1996 was great year. Hootie & the Blowfish were packing stadiums. Cellphones were just starting to get a little bit smaller than that monstrosity famously used by Michael Douglas in the 1987 classic film, “Wall Street”. Starbucks opened its first store outside of North America, gracing Asia with custom lattes. The infrastructure to support this […]
Financial innovation and legislation are intersecting once again, about to leave an indelible mark on America’s economy. This time, as the modern SDIRA makes tax-deferred micro alternative investing possible, the stars are aligning for retail investors.