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Sean McDermott


Corporate Insight Consulting Services


Sean McDermott leads Corporate Insight's research on financial technology (fintech) companies, monitoring dozens of investment- and personal finance-related startups. He authored the firm's most recent study on this topic, Next-Generation Investing: The Incumbents Arrive, and his analysis on the digital advice market has been quoted by Barron's, NPR, Bloomberg, InvestmentNews and many other industry publications. In addition to his fintech research, Sean was one of the lead authors of the May 2015 study The Changing Face of Financial Advice: 2015 and Beyond and the October 2016 study Millennials Revisited: Financial Services and the Digital Generation. Sean has also led custom engagements for several of the firm's clients on such topics as digital advice vendor capabilities, emerging financial services industry trends, information security and mobile finance. Sean holds a BA in Philosophy from Lafayette College.