Tag: Fintech

Cult of Personality – A Deep Dive On CEO Personality Research

Cult of Personality – A Deep Dive On CEO Personality Research

From time to time we have written about CEO Personality and its impact on corporate operations and stock returns. Earlier this week we spoke with Dr. Joseph Harrison of TCU. Dr. Harrison and his team recently performed an Advanced Analytics exercise that analyzed 2,880 CEOs regarding their personality traits and related company stock returns. Click … Continue reading Cult of Personality – A Deep Dive On CEO Personality Research

CyberSecurity As A Competitive Differentiator

CyberSecurity As A Competitive Differentiator

Were I to go to market with an Enterprise Software product portfolio I would stress our CyberSecurity capability in all product marketing efforts. It doesn't matter what the core product offering is - CRM, HRMS, POS, Payroll - CyberSecurity must be baked into the offering. To make CybeSecurity an afterthought is to risk losing revenue … Continue reading CyberSecurity As A Competitive Differentiator

Our Interactive Fintech Table Is Now Available

Our Interactive Fintech Table Is Now Available

We have updated our interactive Capital Markets Fintech comp table to include Q3 2020 financial data and related content. Included are links to our CEORater database, investor presentations, earnings call transcripts and more. Our interactive comp table includes 17 Capital Markets Fintech companies. We plan to introduce new sectors (Payments Fintech and Enterprise Software) to … Continue reading Our Interactive Fintech Table Is Now Available

A “FinTech” Approach To Election Technology

A “FinTech” Approach To Election Technology

If state election commissions and state legislatures would have adopted voting technology platforms that mimic the Trade Order Management/ Execution Management financial technology systems available on the market today, much of the drama around the 2020 General Election could have been avoided. Many electronic voting systems lack full auditability and therefore leave themselves exposed to … Continue reading A “FinTech” Approach To Election Technology

S&P Global Reported to Acquire IHS Markit

S&P Global Reported to Acquire IHS Markit

A few years ago we recommended that IBM (tkr: IBM) roll-up certain Information Services assets to complement its Infrastructure Services business. In the meantime the Information Services space is rolling up itself with S&P Global (tkr: SPGI) working to acquire IHS Markit (tkr: INFO) as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Tickers mentioned: CCC, DNB, … Continue reading S&P Global Reported to Acquire IHS Markit

Square’s Cash App Has A Fraud Problem

Square’s Cash App Has A Fraud Problem

We compared a number of Fintech apps in the Google Play Store. Square's Cash App ranked #7 (See our analysis for Fintech rankings). Venmo failed to rank in the top 600. Recent Cash App user reviews from the same Google Play Store analysis suggest Cash App is frequently hacked. View our analysis by clicking the … Continue reading Square’s Cash App Has A Fraud Problem

Fintech Growth Is Hitched to Asia and Africa

Fintech Growth Is Hitched to Asia and Africa

FinTech companies with global ambitions would be wise to look to Africa and Asia for growth given global population trends. Perhaps no Fintech CEO has been as vocal about Africa as Square (tkr: SQ), CEO Jack Dorsey who had planed to operate from Africa for a period of time. Africa's "unbanked" population represents a significant … Continue reading Fintech Growth Is Hitched to Asia and Africa

High Debt Levels and Negative M&A Bias Are Crowding Out Innovation

High Debt Levels and Negative M&A Bias Are Crowding Out Innovation

An effective recipe for crowding out innovation consists of companies taking on massive amounts of leverage coupled with a Federal Government that has a negative bias toward mergers and acquisitions. We are experiencing this phenomenon now with corporate debt & loans at approximately 56% of GDP (as of Q2, chart below) and a DOJ that … Continue reading High Debt Levels and Negative M&A Bias Are Crowding Out Innovation

The CEORater CEO Hall of Fame Class of 2020

The CEORater CEO Hall of Fame Class of 2020

For our inaugural CEO Hall of Fame class we selected CEO Hall of Fame members largely based upon their contribution toward building their respective companies as well as creating long-term shareholder value. Our selection process included a variety of quantitative and qualitative elements including financial operating performance, total stock returns, longevity, innovation, corporate governance and … Continue reading The CEORater CEO Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Consolidation Will Not Save Asset Managers

Consolidation Will Not Save Asset Managers

Mass Mutual and Athene made a bid for American Equity Investment Life. Activist Trian took stakes in Invesco and Janus in an effort to build one of the largest Asset Managers. M&A is a quick way to scale AUM, but it does not change the paradigm for legacy Asset Managers. Legacy Asset Managers (and depository … Continue reading Consolidation Will Not Save Asset Managers