My guest today is Ben Savage, a partner at Clocktower ventures.
Ben is focused on financial technology, fintech, investing which is the topic
of our conversation.
I’ve been making the fintech is rounds of late, and plan on making a few of these conversations public. Ben is the first in what may be a mini-series because of the sheer amount I learned in our discussion.
We cover all aspects of the fintech ecosystem. I hope you enjoy.
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1:15 (First Question) – The market portfolio and how technology will move us away from liquid markets
7:24 – Businesses that are making assets that weren’t investable, investable
12:03 – Most interesting places where technology is creating investment opportunities
18:33 – Assets that are likely to tap into new sources of beta
23:46 – How well are investors prepared for the changes that are coming
28:35 – Trends in asset management with technology
33:05 – View on cryptocurrency and blockchain
36:45 – Places where startups can reduce costs/fees and create efficiencies
40:17 – Views on private equity markets and their future
45:40 – Privilege of access problem
48:50 – Verticals in fintech that are interesting to him
59:53 – The importance of focus and niche
1:02:26 – Kindest thing anyone has done for Ben