Rupert Bull Co-Founder and CEO of The Disruption House

Fintech! If you are an investor, Fintech is definitely an asset class to take notice of and Rupert Bull is a man to take notice of! Rupert is Co-Founder and CEO of The Disruption House, a company whose mission is to assist financial technology services and financial institutions to accelerate their discovery of and engagement with each other on a global basis. The Disruption House partners with over 50 global and regional banks and asset managers on their mission to do risk and fast track new technology adoption across the global financial service industry and beyond. Rupert aims to increase the speed and efficiency among fintech, clients, and investors to engage successfully with each other by utilizing artificial intelligence, automation, and process improvements.


Show Notes 

  • 1:08 – What is The Disruption House and the benefits of working with them to institutional clients

    • The Disruption House help asset owners, managers, banks, understand counts party risk in early stage, high growth businesses
    • They’ve done academic research, spoken with experts, & entrepreneurs to understand what the most successful business leaders have done in the early stage of the business and modeled it.
  • 2:29 – How The Disruption House is helping asset managers through technology

    • A lot of asset managers are just starting to come to the digital age. There are many drivers for it like ETFs and shrinking of active mandates, the distribution capabilities, and invest in their own research through artificial intelligence
    • Asset managers starting to rely in AI but still varies on strategy and market movements
  • 5:17 – The other side of using artificial intelligence

    • In the initial stages it’s all about augmentation than it’s about replacement
    • Artificial intelligence can be an enhancer to smart people, and in other instances, supporting machines that can see faster than human eye
  • 7:26 – Is there resistance within bank’s to adopt new technologies?

    • The real challenge is it’s their ability to respond to FinTech by working with early-stage business because these early-stage businesses have high failure rates
    • Seventy percent of business funded in Series A, don’t get to Series B funding
    • The most crucial factors to look for are business model, customer engagement, team management, leadership, diversity, and fiscal management
  • 13:21 – The worrying effects of Bitcoin in the environment

    • Since Bitcoin is digital, it’s also electronic.
    • Much of the mining takes place in most countries that uses coal fired power stations as electricity because mining bitcoin is energy intensive
    • It’s not only in the environment side, but it also affects the social side because mining requires a lot of computers, and most mining happens in poorest countries

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About The Author

As a securities class action attorney, my goal is to assist you in maximizing claim recoveries related to your investment portfolio, including direct claims, class action claims, class action settlement claims, derivative claims, tax recovery claims, and where appropriate to pursue whistleblower claims and more that help to protect the integrity of the securities markets.  My podcast provides the legal and investment community to which my private investor, public fund, and union fund clients belong, with up-to date- information relevant to their investment portfolios. I want to assure my clients that while we may not have seen one another in person these past months, I have been working diligently on your behalf to continue to provide our practice leading services while maintaining my high level of personal attention that I believe is essential to an authentic and long-lasting relationship with my clients.

For more information on ways to join cases and to increase your investment portfolio recoveries read my blogs and listen to my Pensions and Investments podcast.  Providing information and creative ways to ensure my clients recover all monies due to them in the simplest ways is my overarching goal.

Atara Twersky, is of counsel at AF&T.  Atara is also the bestselling author of the children’s book series, Curlee Girlee, inspired by her own young curly haired daughter and written for all curly girls in an effort to ensure they love themselves and their hair exactly as it is, understanding that their hair is part of a greater legacy they share with those who came before them.  You can find out more about Atara here. Listen to other podcast episodes Pensions and Investments podcast with Atara Twersky here or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!