Blogs from Ian Jackson, Enshored, Managing Partner

Why FinTech 2.0 is so different from the dotcom boom (and bust) – a secular shift in the personal investment paradigm

Why FinTech 2.0 is so different from the dotcom boom (and bust) – a secular shift in the personal investment paradigm

17th September 2015

I was a leading provider of both data content and product design consulting into a range of companies in the dotcom boom years of the late 1990s. I was able to see first-hand how the companies operated, how differentiated their products were and how sustainable their business models were. Today, I work alongside the CEOs of their successors. Their... read more
American FinTech market shows its stripes – four major innovations to make us richer and happier

American FinTech market shows its stripes – four major innovations to make us richer and happier

19th March 2015

As a leading outsourcing partner and operations consultant to the FinTech world in the US, I get to speak with a lot of very interesting companies spanning many niches. It continues to amaze me how well envisioned, executed, and value laden many of these new offerings are. It is exciting to anticipate a future state, of personal finance in... read more
How Salesforce Wins – Lessons for the FinTech Market

How Salesforce Wins – Lessons for the FinTech Market

5th December 2014

As a former FinTech senior executive turned operations-outsourcing leader, I am in the slightly rare position of being able to challenge management thinking in my former business with insights from my new one. I am fortunate in that my position in a more collaborative business world - that of start-up tech on Silicon Beach - brings me in touch with... read more
Small ‘FinTech’ firms should not be overlooking outsourcing for competitive advantage

Small ‘FinTech’ firms should not be overlooking outsourcing for competitive advantage

16th July 2014

The case for outsourcing for large financial technology firms is so compelling that companies such as Thomson and Reuters (prior to their merger) as well as Standard & Poor’s now have well-developed networks of research, knowledge-processing operations and development teams across the globe. There are many parts of a business that... read more