Category: Asset Management

Disney – New King of the Jungle?<span class="badge-status" style="background:red">Premium</span> 

Disney – New King of the Jungle?Premium 

Disney May Be the New King of the Content Jungle. Disney+ Coming to A Screen Near You in November. We've previously written in these pages that "Content Is King". Similarly, back in 2017 we posited that "Netflix Loses in A Disney Fox Deal". Disney - owner of the world's best content library - was in … Continue reading Disney – New King of the Jungle?Premium 

The Subscription Economy

The Subscription Economy

Our Conversation with "Subscription Economy" Pioneer and Zuora (tkr: ZUO), Co-Founder & CEO Tien Tzuo This article serves as a follow-up to our earlier article: "Every Company Should Consider Adopting A Subscription Revenue Model" We favor subscription revenue models for a variety of reasons:Providing a better service: Subscription models (aka - "usage-based models" or "consumption-based … Continue reading The Subscription Economy

Fintech Founder 5

Fintech Founder 5

We took a snapshot from our CEORater database of Fintech companies led by Founder CEOs. The "Fintech Founder 5" consists of those companies that have generated the highest total stock return Year-to-Date. The Fintech Founder 5: GreenSky (tkr: GSKY), MSCI Inc. (tkr: MSCI), Pegasystems (tkr: PEGA), Square (tkr: SQ) and SS&C Technologies (tkr: SSNC). Click … Continue reading Fintech Founder 5

CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index Remains Undefeated

CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index Remains Undefeated

Year-to-Date results are in through April 1st 2019 and the CEORater Index outperformed both on an Unweighted and Weighted return basis. The CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index posted an Unweighted Return of 28.8% year-to-date through April 1st 2019 vs. 23.3% for the benchmark (ticker: RYT). +5.5% outperformance. Roku (tkr: ROKU) was the top performer on … Continue reading CEORater Technology Founder CEO Index Remains Undefeated

How AI Will Conquer Financial Services<span class="badge-status" style="background:red">Premium</span> 

How AI Will Conquer Financial ServicesPremium 

From Chat bots to Ambient AI. Cloud-based AI and Machine Learning technology is readily available. Large technology platform companies such as Amazon (Alexa), Google and Microsoft (Azure), encourage third-party developers to build applications and services on top of their core AI and Machine Learning platforms. This enables developers to focus resources on building value through … Continue reading How AI Will Conquer Financial ServicesPremium 

The FinTech Consolidation Wave Continues. Incumbents Fear the Mobile Wallet.

The FinTech Consolidation Wave Continues. Incumbents Fear the Mobile Wallet.

FIS to Acquire Worldpay for approximately $43 Billion (enterprise value). This deal comes on the heels of the recently announced Fiserv acquisition of First Data. The FinTech M&A spree is approximately two years old at this juncture. So what gives? We went through this exercise a couple of weeks ago with a buyside friend. While … Continue reading The FinTech Consolidation Wave Continues. Incumbents Fear the Mobile Wallet.

The Age of Autonomous Video Games

The Age of Autonomous Video Games

The gaming industry - the largest segment of the broader entertainment industry - continues to grow and evolve. Google is set to join Technology giants Amazon (Twitch) and Microsoft (Xbox) in the gaming space - formal announcement coming on March 19th. Not only are the industry players changing, but so is the underlying AI technology. … Continue reading The Age of Autonomous Video Games

Apple’s New Video Service – How Many Subscription Services Can We Eat?

Apple’s New Video Service – How Many Subscription Services Can We Eat?

Will we subscribe to Apple’s forthcoming subscription video on demand (“SVOD”) service simply because it’s Apple? Apple plans to release various service bundles later this year that will contain video and news content. For purposes of this discussion let's focus on video content where the name of the SVOD game is "content quality". At launch, … Continue reading Apple’s New Video Service – How Many Subscription Services Can We Eat?

Amazon is Making Smart Home Bundles Easy

Amazon is Making Smart Home Bundles Easy

Amazon is making smart home bundles easy. In the process, Amazon is becoming a CyberSecurity and Data Privacy leader. It was Cable and Software bundles in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Today, it’s Smart Home bundles and Amazon is making it easy. For technology vendors it pays to own the “bundle” (a word antitrust regulators … Continue reading Amazon is Making Smart Home Bundles Easy