FINTECH: 6 MBA Start-Ups Disrupting Finance — From Blockchains To Artificial Intelligence

Financial services are ripe for disruption. PwC, the consultancy, forecast last week that fintech start-ups could steal 20% of the banking market. And the roster of the world’s top tier business school graduates who’ve joined the fintech wave is growing, from digital currencies to cross-border transfers. Former Barclay boss Antony Jenkins, who has an MBA from Cranfield SOM, is launching his own fintech venture. Deutsche Bank’s ex-CEO Anshu Jain, who got an MBA from UMass Amherst, joined SoFi, a marketplace lender. And Vikram Pandit, the ex-chief of Citigroup and Columbia Business School alum, has backed CommonBond, a student loans start-up. Antoinette Schoar, professor of entrepreneurial finance at MIT Sloan, says plenty more are launching ventures, “from peer-to-peer lenders to ‘robo-advisers’”. Julie Morton, associate dean for career services at Chicago Booth,…


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