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Xavier Pansaers (CEO, Infinite) commenting on his appointment and the launch of the new industry desi
 
January 27 · Issue #127 · View online
Brainfood
Xavier Pansaers (CEO, Infinite) commenting on his appointment and the launch of the new industry designed and built financial technology operating system - Infinite:
 
“As technology-based partnerships continue to empower organizations and economies, I am delighted to be joining a firm that is positioned to support this incredible rate of change and ready to bring Infinite to the next generation of financial technology intelligence. The genesis of Infinite, built in partnership with the industry and in-line with many new and leading global standards, is a unique opportunity that I am extremely excited to be a part of. I look forward to growing the business, building a highly talented team and serving the industry in new and unprecedented ways.”



Jack Ma (Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group) commenting from Davos 2019 on his methodology for hiring people and nurturing talent:

“When I hire people, I hire the people who are smarter than I am. People who four, five years later could be my boss. I like people who I like, who are positive and who never give up. The best people are optimistic and don’t complain… You always want your students to be better than you, to be a mayor, not in prison. Rule number one: help people to be better than you are.”




Motive Podcasts
In the last week’s podcast, we heard from Bruce Lowthers (Co-COO, FIS & P20 Chairman) and this week on our 47th podcast of the series, we hear from Andrew Ellis (Head of Strategy & Innovation for Commercial & Private Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland).
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Apple Podcasts
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on SoundCloud
Upcoming Industry Events
Financial Services
Motive Labs launches financial technology operating system - Infinite
Changing trends as Davos gets off the ground
AXA raises $150 million for a second venture fund
Barclays raises Rise Growth Investment funds for FinTech startups
Barclays and Santander invest in MarketInvoice
BCS Americas launches global equity trading platform
IBM scores a $260m deal with the Bank of the Philippine Islands
French asset manager Amundi fully acquires Anatec
M&G Credit Income Investment Trust is in a new fundraising campaign
Spanish VC & PE investment reached record levels in 2018
Nasdaq and Citi invest in blockchain outfit Symbiont
Goldman Sachs invests in the robo-advisor Nutmeg
PayPal and Mastercard tout Bank-FinTech Alliances
Calculus Capital invests £2.5m in Essentia Analytics
Falcon Private Bank unleashes crypto transfers
Shouldn’t we all have seamless micropayments by now?
FinTech
Alipay awarded e-money licence in Luxembourg
Ripple’s Top 5 partnerships disrupting the traditional financial system
UK challenger MoneeMint signs for Codebase Digibanc
Samsung to unveil crypto wallet
Coinbase goes after higher volume customers with custody and wire transfer services
The tipping point for the FinTech banks
AI to outperform human credit decisions by 2024
Fintech startups help UK to top Europe's VC funding league
MineralTree integrates Mastercard to drive accounts payable payments to commercial cards
FutureFlow and Anorak join Fintech Innovation Lab London
O2 Banking app enters Raisin’s world of savings
As FinTech faces more automation, clients should still come first
Swift gpi delights in double-digit growth
Regulation
FCA answer calls for crypto-asset clarity
Dutch regulators call for a crypto licensing system
Age of Konsentus for Mastercard’s open banking
FinTech firms react to HMRC clampdown on ISA eMoney deposits
Switzerland will not over-regulate the FinTech sector
Innovation about to overtake regulation
Key Hires
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Investec appoints new Head of Advisory for Investment Banking
AlphaPoint announces a key hire of Scott Grayson as Head of Enterprise Sales
TransUnion UK appoints Satrajit Saha as new CEO
Mark Kelly joins Coinbase as Head of Compliance for the UK
Saxo Bank hires Citigroup's Fan Xu as CEO of Greater China
State Street hires industry veteran and GC Legend Chakar as head of global markets
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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