Could Your Future Be FinTech?

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Published: Sat 11th Nov 2017 Author: Niels Turfboer Read Time: 4 minutes  By Niels Turfboer, Managing Director at Spotcap Looking to join an exciting and dynamic industry? FinTech could be right for you.’FinTech’ sits at the intersection of technology and finance. FinTechs use technology to provide innovative user-experiences to consumers and businesses. The industry spans lending, banking, payments and much […]

Global Markets Update – October

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Published: Sun 5th Nov 2017 Author: Lucas Michaelis & Will Buckland Read Time: 11 minutes US EquitiesUS equities performed strongly in October, gaining over 2%. This was helped by strong corporate earnings and the biggest rise in retail sales for over two and a half years, despite the tragic shooting in Las Vegas at the start of the month […]

Global Markets Update – September

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Published: Sat 7th Oct 2017 Author: Lucas Michaelis & Will Buckland Read Time: 8 minutes US EquitiesThe S&P 500 performed well in September, gaining 1.73% in the face of natural disasters and geopolitical tensions. After Trump’s announcement at the end of the month, to slash the corporate tax rate to 20%, stocks performed strongly and the dollar strengthened. Surprisingly, the VIX […]

Ethereum – A Beginners Guide

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Published: Mon 24th July 2017 Author: Umar Tariq Read Time: 10 minutes  What Is Ethereum?Ethereum is an open source platform to build and distribute next-generation decentralised applications. That is, applications that have no middle man where users interact with social and financial systems and gaming interfaces – all in a peer-to-peer fashion. As the Ethereum network is distributed […]

Supreme: A Business Myth

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Published: Sun 12th February 2017 Author: Andrew Koren Read Time: 4 minutes Brief Background Of SupremeWith an initial $12,000 investment in 1994, Supreme has become a notorious brand of clothing amongst a wide variety of people – large enough to render the initial investment worthless. From 1994 onwards, the owner James Jebbia has opened 10 stores worldwide, leading Supreme […]

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte: A Villain or Hero?

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Published: Thu 2nd February 2017 Author: Tamimi Read Time: 4 minutes Duterte’s Perspective on Drug UseFamously known for his tirades against Western establishments and his bloody war on drugs, the 16th President of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has just reaffirmed his position on the drugs crusade. He has vowed to continue down a deadly path, now involving the military and […]

The Future of Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR)

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Published: Thu 2nd February 2017 Author: Wui Yan Ng Read Time: 5 minutes In the first half of 2016, virtual reality (VR) was introduced to the consumer market, with the release of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift were developed with the intention of further advancing the way in which […]