Stratis FinTech Article Receives 2017 Apex Award for Financial & Investment Writing

Stratis FinTech Article Receives 2017 Apex Award for Financial & Investment Writing

Stratis partners Brian Stoeckert and Maria Potapov are recipients of the 2017 Apex Award for Financial & Investment Writing. The authors received the Award of Excellence for “Future-Proof Your Bank: How to Manage Risk as FinTech Innovates Financial Services,” which appeared in the November-December 2016 edition of ABA Bank Compliance. APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design,… more

Future-Proof Your Bank: How to Manage Risk as FinTech Innovates Financial Services

In the November-December 2016 edition of the ABA’s Bank Compliance magazine, Stratis leadership co-authored an article on how to manage risk as FinTech innovates financial services.  As we work with startups, inclusive of FinTech, but not limited to the sector, banks, and investors, the article provides insight for banks on FinTech. Moreover, as we have mentioned in… more

Back Again: Stratis Talks FinTech to Executive Roundtable of Global Banks and Law Enforcement

For the second year in row, Brian Stoeckert was invited to provide a TED Talk to an executive roundtable from the leading global banks, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies.  After an enlightening and successful presentation last year to similar executives on the emergence of financial technology (FinTech) and its impact on banking services, Brian laid down more… more

Stratis Trains Regulators on FinTech and Blockchain

On August 11, 2016, Brian Stoeckert, was honored to present before several hundred regulators in person and via live streaming at the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) IT Conference in Arlington, VA.  He covered the evolution of blockchain technology, where it’s going, and what to expect going forward for financial institutions.  Moreover, he also shared the… more

Stratis on the New Wave of FinTech at 3rd Annual ACAMS NorCal Emerging Payments & Technologies Conference

On August 10, 2016, Maria Potapov, CFA from Stratis participated in a panel discussion on The New Wave of FinTech as part of the 3rd Annual ACAMS Northern California Chapters’ Emerging Payments & Technologies conference at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. The event included speakers from Stripe, AirBnB, Sipree, Paypal, Flywire, and more. Among the topics covered… more

Stratis Whitepaper Release: Risk Insights for FinTech Entrepreneurs and Company Boards

When you build a FinTech startup, you open a new direct-access channel into the global financial system. Whether you plan to direct market traffic, manage customers’ money, or provide technological tools for financial operations, robust risk management must be a core element of your business strategy… To learn more about how FinTech startups can incorporate risk management… more

Quick Take on Florida Ruling ‘Bitcoin is Not Money’

Judge Teresa Mary Pooler in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida dismissed the charges brought by the State against Espinoza, which accused the defendant of being an unlicensed money transmitter. Inter alia Pooler found that Bitcoin is not a payment instrument; instead virtual currencies are considered ‘property’ under Florida law, and Florida’s money transmission and money laundering… more

Q&A on FinTech Risk and Compliance

In the July – September edition of Risk & Compliance Magazine, Stratis partners Brian Stoeckert and Maria Potapov participated in a roundtable discussion on using FinTech to manage compliance and risk for financial institutions.  Below is an excerpt from the discussion: Q: In broad terms, what cost considerations should a financial institution make when determining whether to adopt a FinTech solution? Potapov: The “FIN”… more

Five Ways To Minimize Risk For FinTech Startup Success

Stratis Advisory managing partners Brian Stoeckert and Maria Potapov served as guest contributors to Yodlee’s blog. The post walks through five ways to minimize risk for FinTech startup success including: Know your risk exposure Own your risk Find your risk-based path Align your board Build trust with your bank All startups face risk, in every phase of… more

FinTech White Paper: Risk and Compliance Insights for FinTech Startups, Banks and Investors

Disruptive innovation in FinTech is creating significant new market opportunities and FinTech innovators are leading the way with new platforms and business models that promise to transform the current landscape. Startups, investors and banks all have a stake. Find out what you need to know about managing compliance risk in the new world of FinTech.  Read our… more