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Has the Time Arrived for a Venture Market in the United States?

There is a growing interest in a venture exchange in the United States to list smaller and startup companies operating under relaxed listing and regulatory rules, and the time could be right.

Primer on Shenzhen–Hong Kong Connect

Foreign investors can now more easily gain equity exposure in China and Chinese investors can diversify into shares listed in Hong Kong.

Survey: Ultra HNW, Institutional Clients Prefer Humans to Robo-Advisers

CFA Institute member survey: The higher the wealth, the less likely investors will be affected by automated financial advice tools.

What Challenges Do Microfinance and Crowdfunding Face?

Alternative finance has huge potential in the developing world, crowdfunding especially. Will it “fuel ‘the Rise of the Rest?’” What are the hurdles? How does blockchain fit in?

In Fintech Era, Harvesting Signals in Words to Forecast Volatility and Returns

How reporters’ word choices, their sentiment and unusualness, can forecast market performance up to six months out.

Forty Years of National Market System in the US — Things Have Never Been Better

Conference takeaways: Market participants are mostly happy with modern market structure, quality; HFT isn’t a stressor, technology is; regulators should improve things at the margin, but do no harm.



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