We have just completed a review of capital raising and M&A activity in the financial technology sector. 2018 was a blockbuster year for M&A activity across the FinTech space with 17 deals totaling $1B or more. 2019 is off to a ROARING start with 46 M&A deals and three alone representing $60.7B in value. On the capital raising side, 2018 continued the strong investment trend of 2017, with the lion's share of investment going into FinTech disruptor models. Q1 points to another potential record year for investments in 2019. This report also includes an overview of current trends affecting the banking & capital markets, buy-side and insurance sectors, as well as our landscape of companies in the ecosystem.