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  • user 12:18 am on April 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Millennial Women Are (Still) Held Back from Investing by Student Debt, SoFi Says 

    have the funds available to start , but are by a fear of beginning the process, as well as the typical reason most millennials aren’t investing: , a study released yesterday by loan provider found. While 53% of millennial women have emergency money set aside — about three- to six-plus [&;]
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  • user 12:18 pm on March 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Company Culture, Money, And Mentorship: The Path to the C-Suite for Women in Fintech 

    EXCLUSIVE— Banking, like so many other industries in today’s world, is facing a diversity problem: and, just like the engineering or technological fields, the problem only gets worse the higher in the one goes. While companies are making concentrated efforts to hire more in entry or manager level positions, women in the C-suite …Read More
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  • user 7:40 pm on September 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    What Do Women Have To Say In/To FinTech? 

    Alot. Actually. We are innovaters with a different point of view. By definition. Walk into your average “” gathering with an XX chromosome, and you get noticed. Maybe “it is not fair.” Ok. Suck. It. Up. By definition, if not birth, we have a disadvantage. Statistically. On the other hand, WE Have A Point Of View. We Have A Defined Audience. Go with that. In FinTech that gives us an advantage. As entrepreneurs, we take whatever advantage fate deals us.

    Not all of us as entrepreneurs and leaders will “succeed. ” We get that, as , as founders, as entrepreneurs, whatever. But we will learn. Just walking into a room, filled as usual, with guys, often our age, or younger, we understand.

    But as founders, as visionaries, we understand, that the odds are stacked against us. We still have the guts, the energy, the passion, to be there in the first place. We get it. We are you. Whoever you are. No matter who you are. We are you…somehow.

    On Monday, September 19 2016, in Frankfurt, a revolution is underway. We are starting a new group. Frankfurt Women in Fintech. 70 people….with both xx and xy chromosomes have signed up to our meetup. Over 20 people will be in the room. Over 70 have signed up for updates. Is it you? The people who will attend are different….In some way. We all are in this space. We challenge the conventional wisdom…Just by showing up.

    Hope to see you “there” even if you can’t be in the room. We are innovators by definition.

    Be there or be “square”…..One way or the other. If not, get in touch. [email protected]…The revolution is us….one way or another.

    See https://www.meetup.com/Frankfurt-Women-in-FinTech/

    For an “MTV interlude” also see….https://youtu.be/DU6SpJJboC8

    [linkedinbadge URL=”https://www.linkedin.com/in/marguerite-arnold-1b09a311b” connections=”off” mode=”icon” liname=”Marguerite Arnold”] is FinTech Innovator

  • user 3:35 pm on July 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Women Take Center Stage As Fintechs Eye Untapped Opportunity in Online Wealth Management 

    ventures have long been praised for providing products that suit consumers&; changing behavior and expectations, but also for providing financial services to demographics that have been so far excluded.

    Whether it is for rural populations in developing countries or SMEs struggling to get a business loan, are smart in the way they target specific niches and markets, focusing on one product range, optimizing processes and leveraging and digital platforms to cut costs, and thus, prices.

    One demographic that has become more and more appealing to entrepreneurs is . This is mainly because women clients are finding that financial institutions are not meeting their specific needs. A Boston Consulting Group survey found that of all the industries that affect their daily lives, women feel most dissatisfied with the financial services industry, and this, on both product and service levels.

    Women Investment Robo Advisors

    Image credit: Juan Nel via Shutterstock.com

    Investing in particular is an area where women substantially differ from men. Studies have found that women are more conservative when it comes to investing and more insecure regarding their ability to invest. Other researches have suggested that women are actually better investors than men, preferring a more long-term approach, trading less frequently and sticking with their asset allocations.

    As automated investment services &; so called -advisors &8211;, continue to expand into niche offerings, financial advice and portfolio is becoming more accessible to a broader variety of investors, including women.

    Miss Kaya will be Southeast Asia&8217;s very first woman-focused robo-advisor. Founder Gina Heng, who simultaneously serves as CEO and co-founder at Marvelstone Group, has worked as a venture partner at Yozma Ventures, and co-founded asset management firm One Asia Investment Partners and Leonie Hill Capital in Singapore.

    In a recent interview with the Singapore Business Review, Heng explained what pushed her to launch this particular venture.

    &;The types of online based management services in Asia today are still limited to financial education and product comparisons,&; Heng said.

    &8220;We want to bring a new wave of innovation by providing a robust, automated, algorithm-powered, wealth management platform. Miss Kaya, by being the first women-driven robo-advisory platform in Asia that caters to their very needs, serves to empower them to achieve longer-term financial goals and allow them to pursue their dreams.&8221;

    Gina Heng

    Gina Heng, Miss Kaya

    The company plans to pre-launch its website some time this month, starting with offering financial education materials and a beta version of its personal portfolio management services. Later, it will offer full financial advisory services for women to manage their own finances, Heng said.

    Miss Kaya follows the likes of Ellevest, Worth Financial Management (WorthFM), SheCapital and Women Investor Now (WIN), which are all offering woman-centric financial services.

    Sallie Krawcheck, Founder of Ellevest, at TechCrunch's Disrupt NY 2016

    Sallie Krawcheck, Founder of Ellevest, at TechCrunch&8217;s Disrupt NY 2016, via https://techcrunch.com/

    Ellevest, which launched in May, was founded by former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck and works much like more-established players such as Betterment and Wealthfront. Ellevest creates financial portfolios made of exchange-traded funds based on a user&8217;s timeline and risk tolerance. It also offers investment products such as Roth IRAs, traditional IRAs and investment accounts, and makes money by charging users a fee as a percentage of assets managed.

    Ellevest takes into account female professionals&8217; unique needs such as the fact that women live longer than men and the fact that they tend to earn less than men.

    Ellevest raised US$ 10 million in a funding round led by Morningstar in September 2015.

    WorthFM, a digital investing platform by DailyWorth, was designed to engage and educate women as their investments grow. Launched in private beta in March, the platform builds one&8217;s portfolio by taking into account the client&8217;s personality, strengths, fears and sabotage patterns.

    SheCapital, which launched in 2015, targets female investors and aims at closing the gender gap in financial advice. The platform was designed to act as a one-stop shop for women who are looking to invest.

    Similarly, WIN aims at acting as an all-in-one platform integrating financial planning, investing, real-time money management tools, Robo and custom investment portfolio management, and curated content.

    For Switzerland we haven&8217;t yet spoted a similiar Fintech Startup.

    Featured image by Andresr via Shutterstock.com.

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  • user 7:16 pm on May 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck launches Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women 

    Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest  CFO  launched her anticipated new startup, a  for called , this morning from the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 conference&;s stage. Krawcheck is not your typical startup founder, which makes her entry in the investing space particularly interesting. Prior to Ellevest, she was the president of Global Wealth and&; Read More

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