Top LinkedIn newsletters on innovation in finance
Innovation in finance is one of the many categories in which you could succeed by changing your strategy. As the well-known quote goes, “Changing times require changing strategies.” In fact, you can apply this general principle to almost any category, even blindly, and maintain a high degree of confidence that your assessment will be correct. Since there are many evolving technologies related to the world of finance, it makes sense to keep up to date with recent innovations.
On the other hand, not keeping up with financial innovation news, at best, could lead to the loss of great opportunities. At worst, you risk rendering your product or service obsolete and going out of business afterwards.
Of course, not all technological tools or innovations related to managing your money will apply to your situation. Even so, it is wise to strive to maintain a working understanding of the impact of recent breakthroughs and perhaps even disrupt other industries.
Schedule regular research time – Choose your subscriptions wisely
Your reasons for keeping up to date may vary, but they are invaluable in building community with other business people. While you may not personally thrive on a new tool, you may know others who would. By becoming a go-to resource for others, you greatly increase the fact that others will also be keeping tabs on you.
Unfortunately, every field is full of self-proclaimed “experts” who may or may not have something worthwhile to say. Far too many people spread information about financial innovation focusing on self-promotion rather than genuinely helping others.
This is not the case with the LinkedIn newsletters highlighted below. These eight publications are clear, helpful, and delivered with the goal of helping businesspeople navigate the ever-changing terrain of commerce as the ebb and flow of cash crumbles into the digital realm. There are a variety of LinkedIn newsletters available, but here is a list of finance-specific ones that may be good to follow.
Jeff Wong is the Global Chief Innovation Officer at EY. He sits on the advisory board of AI4All, a non-profit organization promoting inclusion and diversity in artificial intelligence, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
EY is a global professional services company dedicated to building a better world of work. Its Global Innovation function, led by Wong, focuses on “creating new” innovations using disruptive technologies, opportunities to evolve the way we work now and in the future, and way to scale new solutions sustainably across organizations. Much of their business is in the financial services sector, so it makes sense that Wong is a resource for finding out what’s on the horizon and how we can leverage innovative solutions to unlock value.
As the world emerges from the pandemic, living and working in new and collaborative ways is more important than ever. This is why innovation is so essential, from large to small companies in various sectors – and even at the individual level. Wong’s newsletter was only recently launched, but the first three editions have all been thought-provoking and provided useful information on how to respond to disruption with opportunity in today’s fast-paced world.
Robert Sharps is the CEO and Chairman of T. Rowe Price Group. He has held various positions with the firm since 1997, including co-head of global equities in the investment department. Sharps became chairman and CEO in January of this year.
As of this writing, Investment Insights has published 15 editions and has over 20,000 subscribers. He tends to focus on a longer-term view of investing, analyzing data from all corners of the world to identify opportunities that might otherwise be missed. The newsletter only comes out when T. Rowe Price has something meaningful to contribute, and I really appreciate that kind of publishing schedule.
Edward Nwokedi MBA CCIM
Edward Nwokedi has over $3 billion in financial transactions and hundreds of customers credited to his account. As founder and CEO of RedSwan CRE, Nwokedi is a specialist in the field of tokenized commercial real estate. It is considered one of the market leaders in the tokenization of Class A, B and C multi-family housing.
The All Things RedSwan CRE newsletter has just launched on LinkedIn, and only two editions are currently available online. That being the case, it’s impressive that more than 1,000 investors have already noticed it. Tokenization promises to open up the real estate investment market to a wider range of investors, especially those just starting out or with limited access to capital. Moreover, by investing small amounts over time, this kind of innovation in the real estate market promises to democratize the process and support otherwise underrepresented segments of the investor crowd.
Anders Liu Lindberg
Anders Liu-Lindberg is a leading voice when it comes to forming strategic partnerships. He is co-founder of the Business Partnering Institute based in Copenhagen. He also sits on the advisory board of Born Capital, which seeks innovation in CFOTech.
The Liu-Lindberg newsletter has over a quarter of a million subscribers and over 200 editions. His messages are concise, practical and provide an overview of financial trends that are about to change the way we do business. Liu-Lindberg is also co-author of the book Create Value as a Finance Business Partner, in which he shares further insights into the value of long-term, sustainable partnerships that provide a win-win situation in the fintech industry.
Derek NH Notman, CFP
DJ Notman is a Virtual Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner. Notman is the founder of Intrepid Wealth Partners and seeks to help other founders, entrepreneurs, startups, business owners and their families build financial plans that lead to long-term prosperity.
Notman’s newsletter offers a user-friendly and accessible approach that may seem less intimidating to those outside the upper echelons of international financial markets. Honestly, that’s one of the things I find contributing to its appeal. Published every two weeks, the newsletter has over 12,000 subscribers and a truly memorable tagline: “Ideas to disrupt an industry as old as dirt.” So if you’re relatively new to financial innovation and how individuals can leverage it for small businesses, Notman’s newsletter could be a great entry point.
Devin Banerjee, CFA
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking platform, with more than 830 million members in 200 countries. As editor-in-chief of LinkedIn, everything Devin Banerjee publishes attracts many eyes around the world. Banerjee’s articles on finance, trading, and innovation have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and many other leading publications.
This Week in Finance is published weekly and has over 355,000 subscribers. The articles are concise but rich in links for those who wish to deepen. Subheadings and bullet points allow readers to find items of interest or move on. It’s a great service for those who don’t have a lot of time to invest in reading newsletters. The depth of research is evident, and it’s clear that the editors of This Week in Finance are all adept at saying a lot with a few carefully chosen words.
Michael Spencer is a freelance writer focusing on artificial intelligence, economics, data science, and quantum computing. Its LinkedIn newsletter focuses on the latest stock-related news and market sentiment analysis, with over 100 issues published to date and over 44,000 subscribers.
Spencer’s newsletter takes a very personal approach to the field. Newcomers will find items of interest, regardless of their industry. Subtitles are clearly labeled, which time-conscious people will appreciate. This could be a great starting point for those new to investing. It offers an excellent “field profile” approach to help you navigate investments, technology and results.
Alessandro Civati is passionate about helping businesses make data-driven decisions. His areas of expertise include blockchain and cybersecurity. Recently, he presented the EdVerso protocol – a global project based on the LutinX blockchain – to the Italian Parliament. The EdVerso platform was designed to disrupt the educational technology space through decentralization.
Data security issues make daily headlines. Therefore, many hope that blockchain technology will be the key to weeding out breaches, ransomware, and system hacks. Civati’s newsletter is everywhere with blockchain-related news, and that’s a good thing. Subscribers (currently over 140,000) can find stories where this innovative technology touches their lives in education, global food supply, social media, the war in Ukraine, espionage, etc However, be careful with this one as it’s all too easy to fall down the rabbit hole with the breadth of information Civati makes available.
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