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JPM’s Shopping Spree — Two Sigma’s Cloud Strategy — Experts Talk Chase UK

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JPMorgan is confronting competition from fintechs

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon against a red background



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JPMorgan has made at least 10 fintech and consumer acquisitions or investments since 2020 as it looks to combat what CEO Jamie Dimon has called “very tough, brutal competition” from startups. We outlined 10 key startup deals helping JPMorgan fend off competition.


Meet the billionaire at the head of Evergrande

Evergrande chairman Hui Ka Yan



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Hui Ka Yan is the founder and chairman of Evergrande, the Chinese property development company in danger of defaulting on $300 billion in loans. Meet the man at the helm of what some are calling China’s potential “Lehman Brothers” moment.


Two Sigma’s cloud execs detail the quant fund’s multi-cloud strategy 

David Siegel, cofounder of Two Sigma, in New York in 2017.



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Two Sigma’s top cloud execs detailed the firm’s public-cloud strategy, and why it relies on Google Cloud Platform more than any other provider. Plus, they discussed plans to hire hundreds of engineers focused on the tech in the coming years. Here’s what else they told us.


Why JPMorgan’s new digital-retail bank is a smart move

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JPMorgan Chase


JPMorgan launched its new Chase retail-banking offering in the UK, and experts are saying it’s a strategic decision. With more consumers looking to bank digitally, Chase will be able to fill a gap in the UK for a full-service

digital-only bank
. See what else experts are saying.


Jamie Dimon: “You’re a fool” if you borrow to buy bitcoin

Bitcoin



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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon has once again made clear his opposition to bitcoin, saying “people waste too much time and breath” on the digital asset. Read more of Dimon’s comments hating on bitcoin.


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