Inside JPMorgan's startup banking strategy

Inside JPMorgan's startup banking strategy
In this Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are climbing Tuesday, Jan. 19 recovering some of last week’s losses to pull closer to their record highs. The S&P 500 was 0.6% higher in early trading and got back within 1% of its record set earlier this month.AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

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Inside JPMorgan's strategy to hold on to more startup clients as they mature with a growing team of VC and 'disruptive commerce' bankers

Melissa Smith, head of specialized industries for middle-market banking, and Pamela Aldsworth, who leads VC coverage, explain JPMorgan's next steps for retaining startup clients.


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Bank of America's top tech exec Cathy Bessant just added a new direct report that hints at the increased focus the bank is putting on its infrastructure and cloud initiatives


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Key takeaways from Goldman-backed Marqeta's IPO paperwork, from how Square is a key part of its business to how the $4.3 billion fintech makes money

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Wells Fargo CEO is looking to use wealth clients to drive growth in the consumer bank, taking a page from rivals' playbooks


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Goldman Sachs co-CIO Marco Argenti detailed the key tenets to be an engineer at the bank. Read the full internal memo here.

The tenets, which include things like "Lead with Data" and "Inspire Trust," were the result of internal polling conducted among Goldman's engineers earlier this year. Read his full note to staff here.


Here's the pitch deck for Altruist, a wealth tech challenging custodians Fidelity and Charles Schwab, that just nabbed $50 million from Insight and Venrock

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Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman just highlighted the need to innovate post-trade tech and shorten the settlement cycle for US stocks


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Odd lots:

UBS Starts Round of Job Cuts Across Investment Bank, Wealth (Bloomberg)

JPMorgan Gets Rid of Mask Mandate for Vaccinated U.S. Staff (Bloomberg)


Blackstone REIT Plans to Appoint Katie Keenan as CEO (WSJ)

A SPAC Will Buy Back Its Own SPAC and Pay a Staggering Premium (Bloomberg)