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Feb 4, 2018

Preparing Canada for the Fintech Tsunami

In this OpEd published February 4th in the Financial Post, Prof. Michael King argues that Canada should look to the example of Australia where the government – led by their Treasurer (or Finance Minister) -- published a national strategy in March 2016 titled “Backing Australian FinTech”.
Jan 29, 2018

Help define a way forward for financial advice in Canada

In a recent publication, a group of Ivey researchers aspires to define the role of digital technology or “robo-advisors” in financial planning and the framework for “Next Gen Digital Advice.”
Jan 19, 2018

Wealthsimple CEO’s message to Canadian entrepreneurs: THINK BIGGER!

Mike Katchen, HBA ’09, Co-founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, visited Ivey on January 15 to share his learnings and advice with students on how to find success in business here in Canada.
Jan 17, 2018

Financial institutions should embrace digital disruption, rather than fear it

As FinTech startups gain traction seemingly overnight, Ivey Professor Michael King sees an opportunity for partnerships with traditional financial institutions.
Jan 9, 2018

Is bitcoin here to stay?

In an interview with CBC Calgary, Associate Professor J.P. Vergne explains why the technology behind bitcoin is useful and has a future.
Dec 22, 2017

Interview with a Bitcoin Miner

With Bitcoin reaching close to US$20,000 in 2017, many people are wondering what it takes to be a Bitcoin miner. To find out more, I attended a cryptocurrency MeetUp in Victoria, BC, where I met a genuine Bitcoin miner who explained how he got into mining.
Dec 20, 2017

Ivey’s most important stories of 2017

From a game-changing gift supporting women in engineering and business to insights on how alumni in Ivey’s HBA, MSc, and MBA Programs are changing the game of hockey, Ivey’s top stories of 2017 are all about making an impact.
Dec 20, 2017

Get informed before cashing in on bitcoin craze

While bitcoin is a key part of the digital financial revolution, even showing up recently in ATMs at the corner store, Associate Professor J.P. Vergne tells CTV that consumers should learn about the currency before jumping on board.
Dec 11, 2017

Overbond announces former head of Bloomberg global markets to lead U.S. expansion.

Overbond has announced the appointment of George Harrington, former head of Bloomberg global markets, as the company’s Head of U.S. Business Development.
Dec 1, 2017

Is bitcoin a boon or a bubble?

The fast rise, and even faster decline, of the value of bitcoin has stoked fears about the risky nature of the cryptocurrency investment. But Associate Professor J.P. Vergne sees a solid future for the technology-based coin.