‘How Robinhood Changed an Industry’ John Divine, US News (October 17, 2019)
‘Charles Schwab and the New Broker Wars’ Daren Fonda, Barron’s (October 4, 2019)
‘Robo-Advisors: Product vs. Platform’ Henry O’Brien, The Startup (June 10, 2019)
‘The Death of Brokerage Fees Was 50 Years in the Making’ Stephen Mihm, Bloomberg (January 3, 2020)
‘8 Best Robo-Advisors of 2020’, Eric Rosenberg, The Balance (November 20, 2019)
Study Questions / Issues to Prepare
- How did online brokers emerge during an earlier stage of FinTech development? How were Robinhood and this era’s FinTech startups able to further disrupt the brokerage world?
- How are robo-advisors transforming the provision of retail asset management services? How has Big Finance—incumbent asset managers and banks—reacted?
- What are FinTech trends and applications affecting trading, asset management & capital market infrastructure?