invstr talks to Jesse McWaters – financial innovation lead at the WEF

by | Jan 24, 2017

At Davos 2017, invstr’s Reporter and Producer Lea Jakobiak caught up with Jesse McWaters, Financial Innovation Lead at the World Economic Forum.

Jesse leads the World Economic Forum’s work on innovation in financial services—an initiative that seeks to understand how new technologies and innovative new entrants are transforming the competitive dynamics of the industry. His team’s efforts are currently focused on understanding the transformative implications of digital identity and distributed ledger (blockchain) technologies on the future of financial infrastructure through examination of a wide variety of practical use-cases.

Jesse is a frequent speaker on financial innovation and the co-author of the World Economic Forum publication “The Future of Financial Services – How disruptive innovations are reshaping the way financial services are structured, provisioned and consumed”. This in-depth exploration of financial innovation, published in July 2015, is based on over 150 expert interviews and a worldwide series of workshops with senior financial executives and cutting-edge FinTech founders.

In addition to his work on financial innovation, Jesse manages two of the Forum’s Global Agenda Councils that focus on Insurance and Asset Management and the Global financial System. He has also contributed to the organization’s work efforts that explore sources of macroeconomic instability, including the co-authoring of “Euro, Dollar, Yuan Uncertainties – Scenarios on the Future of the International Monetary System”.

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Invstr is a technology platform, not a registered broker-dealer or investment adviser. Invstr does not offer its own recommendations of any security or provide its own research to any user regarding any security transaction or order. Brokerage services, including fractional trading of US securities, are provided to Invstr users by DriveWealth LLC, a regulated member of FINRA/SIPC. DriveWealth may not establish investment accounts to residents of certain jurisdictions. For more information, including disclaimers, risk and transaction fees click here. Please note, investing involves risk and investments may lose value. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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