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Fortis casts its net far and wide

May 2, 2006

Fortis chief executive Jean-Paul Votron tells Stephen Timewell how the bank is extending its reach through acquisitions, joint ventures and white-labelling – and plans to grow a global footprint.

An age old problem

May 2, 2006

Bankers in the EU now have to beware of how they treat ‘old codgers’ and ‘young whippersnappers’ because of new age discrimination laws in the European Employment Directive. But no matter how careful they are, more litigation is likely, writes Michael Imeson.

No time like the present

May 2, 2006

Whatever the prospects of deferment of MiFID transposition dates, for the moment they stand. This means firms must develop their implementation strategy and, where possible, start the process, says Anthony Belchambers.

Instruments of success

May 2, 2006

Five key areas must be addressed early in any MiFID compliance programme, says Nikki Lovejoy, and getting them right will ensure the right level of management support and investment.

Eyes on the IT horizon

May 2, 2006

Organisations that have to make IT changes to comply with MiFID can use the opportunity to go beyond their obligations with a more imaginative approach that will give them a competitive advantage, says John Neasham.

Time to replace talk with action

May 2, 2006

Implementation advice is coming from all quarters and there are still voices of dissent but organisations must now get on with their preparations for compliance with MiFID, says Michael Imeson. He finds out how the investment services industry is faring.

Six steps towards better productivity

April 3, 2006

Remus Brett reports on the results of a survey into sales productivity among European banks and gives advice on staying ahead of the pack.

In the people business

April 3, 2006

Unicredit’s head of retail Roberto Nicastro explains why the bank’s cross-border strategy for its 19-country franchise won’t necessarily entail standardisation. He talks to Stephen Timewell.

Heavy going

April 3, 2006

The UK’s Financial Services Authority has released its complex proposals for implementing the EU’s Capital Requirements Directive. The 1300-page document is so heavy that bankers are complaining of stretched arms and grazed knuckles, writes Michael Imeson.

Kind endeavours and corporate kudos

April 3, 2006

As Barclays CEO John Varley takes the homelessness baton from HSBC co-head of CIBM John Studzinski, they talk to Karina Robinson about charity work and corporate social responsibility.

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