Happy Tuesday, Fellow Fintechers!  Thanksiving week is upon us, but fintech never sleeps!
In this week’s newsletter, our latest Wealthtech Weekly industry news column includes news of a new partnership with DriveWealth and FastWealth, a report from Vestwell on what employees are thinking about regarding retirement plans, and word of a new integration to enhance trading and streamline operations with Envestnet | Tamarac and Flyer, plus more. 

Yours truly also takes a look at last week’s news of the Schwab/TDA deal, and how we got to this point. Methinks fintech played a massive role in triggering this potential megadeal.

We also have two interviews for you. One is with Richard Hamm of Bristol Gate Capital on how machine learning via sophisticated algorithms is changing the way advisors invest. The second is with Ethan Fast, who co-founded Nash, a new non-custodial platform for managing, trading and making payments with digital assets.

Our other fintech stories for today include tips for shopping safely online this holiday season (yes, fintech touches this, too!); a look at the sea-change that has occurred in bond portfolio trading in the past two years; and insight into how AI could impact not just low-tech jobs like burger flipping, but high-skill U.S. jobs as well. Gotta stay sharp, folks!

Safe travels wherever your holiday visits may take you this week, and wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends!

Yours in Fintech,

Cindy Taylor