Steve McLaughlin has been a player in the emerging fintech category from its earliest days.

As CEO of fintech investment bank FT Partners, McLaughlin has had a unique vantage point to witness the industry grow from humble beginnings to gaining big-time power and influence in the financial sector.

Paul Condra, PitchBook's lead emerging-tech analyst, recently caught up with McLaughlin to get his views on shifts in the market, and why financial industry giants are increasingly interested in fintech deals.

Listen to the interview above and check out all of our PitchBook Perspectives episodes here.

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