Schwab (NASDAQ:SCHW), via a new service called Schwab Alternative Investment Marketplace, is pushing forward into the realm of digital offerings of alternative securities like private equity offerings. The marketplace will provide easy access to “alts” for registered investment advisors. Schwab has inked a partnership with… Read More
Investing giant Charles Schwab has no intention of adding cryptocurrencies to its platform for registered investment advisors (RIAs) “at this time,” Rob Farmer, Schwab’s managing director for corporate communications, has told RIAbiz. “Investors should view these currencies as a purely speculative instrument,” he added. Crypto-reticence… Read More
SoFi (or Social Finance) held talks with Charles Schwab about a potential acquisition earlier this year. The high-profile Fintech firm apparently discussed an $8 billion valuation following an “indicative offer of $6 billion” from a foreign bank. This is according to a report in the… Read More
After reading Orchard Platform’s Bill Ullman elegantly deliberated “Is Fin-Tech History Rhyming Again?” on the platform’s blog last week and prepared for Thanksgiving, I wondered how the early days of online trading revisit fintech and crowdfunding disruption innovation. While prepping for last week’s feast, I… Read More
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