CN&CO Fin-blog recap for the week ending 27 January 2017

Team CN&CO love financial services (among other things) and we enjoy reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. Here are our favourite fin-blog picks of the week:

Josie’s pick:

WC Tourism to address issues surrounding Airbnb
“MEC Alan Winde says the effect a surge in properties listed on Airbnb could have on CT tourism industry should be discussed.”

 Rob’s pick:

Trump Tweets: How To Profit From This $200 Million App
“Concerned that President-elect Trump’s tweets could knock down the share price of your favourite stock?

If you are an investor in (or an executive or employee at) a publicly traded company, then there is a new app to help you navigate the potentially choppy social media waters.”

Colin’s pick:

New Report: Revealing The Secrets Of AI Or Killing Machine Learning?
In the near future, increasingly complex algorithmic decision-making is likely to creep into every field, as machine learning and predictive modelling become more sophisticated. But EU consumers will soon have the right to know exactly how their premiums are determined.

 Carel’s pick:

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Neo’s pick:

Fintech reinvents the insurance industry
“Life insurers are beginning to re-evaluate their business models as connected customers demand a more seamless experience and fintech introduces innovative technologies.”

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