FINCONECTA: Building bridges between Financial Institutions and Fintechs

FINCONECTA: Building bridges between Financial Institutions and Fintechs

When it comes to financial inclusion, the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region is no stranger to innovations coming from the outset of the formal financial sector. In fact, microcredit and agent banking are prime examples that illustrate the willingness of both regulated and non-regulated institutions to adopt creative new solutions in the quest to improve access and quality of financial services for certain underserved sectors of the population. Successful innovations such as this have become intricately woven into the fabric of formal financial systems in the region. However, in the case of Fintech, the situation is different. A Fintech innovation goes beyond simply improving an existing financial service or enhancing back-office operations; it can be way more disruptive, nimble and massive than that. It can create an entirely new type of institution or even a completely new concept, testing new ways altogether for interacting with clients.
viernes, 10 de marzo de 2017/Author: Sergio Navajas/Number of views (3235)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Measure What You Value, Don’t Just Value What You Can Measure

Measure What You Value, Don’t Just Value What You Can Measure

At the 3rd annual 2017 Winter Innovation Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, from January 25–27, I had the opportunity to interact with many of the leading thinkers, policymakers, funders, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and academics from around the globe. Key themes included social impact investment, the role of data and evidence, communications, public-private partnerships, impact measurement, and research-based best practices in social services. 
martes, 21 de febrero de 2017/Author: David Bloomgarden/Number of views (5792)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Latin America's Unique Brand of Impact Investment

Latin America's Unique Brand of Impact Investment

The Latin American Impact Investing Forum, better known in the region as the FLII  (Foro Latinoamericano de Inversión de Impacto), concluded February 17 after three  busy days of activities, panels, pitches, and parties.  Held in the Mayan City of Merida, Mexico, the FLII is now in its 7th edition, and has grown significantly in prominence and attendance. The 2017 event included over 400 engaged impact seeking participants from foundations, financial institutions, funds, faith based organizations, social enterprises, development finance institutions, governments and a few corporations. Leaders from the impact investing industry- those that intentionally target specific social objectives along with a financial return and measure the achievement of both, gathered to learn about the latest trends, promote new ideas, network, and match make.  
martes, 21 de febrero de 2017/Author: Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen/Number of views (4074)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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