Thank you to @donalsmith who alerted us this morning to an interesting report that Accenture published today in the UK. The report points out that Investment in financial tech companies in the U.K. and Ireland grew at twice the rate of investment in similar Silicon Valley companies.

Whilst I am a proud Brit based in NYC, the bigger story for me was that global investment in financial-technology ventures has more than tripled from $928 million in 2008 to $2.97 billion in 2013 and, over the past three years, such investment increased at more than four times the rate of overall venture-capital investment! Annoyingly I can't find a link to the report!