Weekly Roundup

Rise of Retail
An op-ed commented that the rise of the retail investor is here to stay despite the coming year of likely volatility.

ESG Study
A study on ESG growth shared with the SEC revealed the need for further clarification of standards for fundlabels.

Market Structure Tech Trends Study
Report was released on “Top Market Structure Trends to Watch in 2022,” outlining ten diverse market structure and technology trends, providing insight on the regulatory front, noting that further transparency requirements are likely in the coming year.

Crypto Payment Study
A study found that travel brands should embrace crypto payments.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez asked US city leaders to sign a pro-crypto pledge.

Source Code
It was reported that Feds and tech firms are exploring ways to tighten open-source computer code.

In the Mix: This Week’s Top FinTech Thought Leader

  • Ken Griffin’s market maker Citadel announced that VC firms Sequoia Capital and Paradigm made a $1.15billion combined minority investment, bringing its valuation to $22 billion.
  • It is reported that Céline Dufétel will head US operations of CheckOut.com, a European fintech startup with a valuation of $40 billion after its latest fundraising round, rivaling Klarna.
  • Professor Chris Brummer, Georgetown University, has joined the board of K2 Integrity.