Insurtech capital markets: the ultimate progress indicator

Last few months have seen private market investors pouring capital into promising insurtech startups, while the public markets sent the value of recently public insurtech companies lower and lower. The decline in the value of public insurtech unicorns has been an oft-repeating theme. Contrarily, global insurtech venture activity has been hitting new highs. In 2021, […]

XBRL News from Israel, Colombia and Europe

Here are the three most relevant developments in the world of structured reporting we became aware of in the course of last week. 1  First reports available as Israel gehts into the swing of Inline XBRL 2  Drawing on XBRL data to report on Colombia’s top companies Colombia’s Superintendencia de Sociedades – or Supersociedades – the government […]

Alt Lending week ending 5th August 2022

What we can all learn about markets and speculation from the roller coaster of Crypto The point being made in this piece is that crypto is really only a chimera. If you play in markets where the underlying assets are purely digital and do not represent anything other than the ability to get punters (gamblers) […]

Another day, another hack – Daily Fintech

This has been a banner year for hackers targeting the industry. Last week, a couple of hacks totaling hundreds of millions in losses and thousands of affected users rattled an already shaken market. On Monday, Nomad, a crypto bridge was the latest victim of hackers, which walked away with close to $190 million. A crypto […]

Carried interest is both boring and disruptive

Carried interest is the percentage of an investment’s gains that a fund manager takes as compensation. At most private equity/VC firms and hedge funds, the share of profits paid to managers is about 20%. Under existing US law, that money is taxed at a capital gains rate of 20% for top earners. That’s about half […]

Stablecoin News for the week ending Wednesday 10th August.

Here is our pick of the 3 most important stablecoin stories during the week. Are Stablecoins signalling the next bull run! Are we at the bottom and going forward there are reasonable prospects of some upside?  Maybe stablecoins are a useful signal? The circulating supply of Tether [USDT] and USD Coin [USDC] has seen a dramatic […]

And it’s a ton! The Insurtech top 100

This is my hundredth post since I started publishing on dailyfintech. And what better way to endorse the thriving insurtech space than to take a closer look at the top 100 globally that have raised capital, accelerated growth and impacted the digital transformation of the insurance industry. In sifting through various available top 100 lists […]

XBRL News from China and Workiva

Here are the three most relevant developments in the world of structured reporting we became aware of in the course of last week – which is of course a summer holiday week, hence less news flow than usual.  1  Pulian Software: winning bid for China Bond XBRL Xinpi Reporting Platform 2  Workiva announces Q2 22 […]

Alt Lending Week ending 12th. August 2022

Deal Makers Feel the pinch   Berenberg Bank is laying off deal makers as the market for equity issuance has started to dry up. Although Berenberg is not a big player in London it is a significant, respected and long-standing European player. I fear it will be the first of many to come as Winter approaches. […]

Sometimes a duck is not a duck

Ronald Regan once said: “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Does this “One size fits all” approach work for crypto? In recent months there has been a flood of cryptocurrency news, due to market volatility and piecemeal regulatory developments. The crypto crash — […]