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Brian Caplen blog 2016

Global banking is dead

November 22, 2016

Much of the rhetoric surrounding the seismic events of 2016 has been based around the coming death of globalisation. However, as Brian Caplen describes, the global banking model is already at the autopsy stage. 

Brian Caplen blog 2016

The three-pronged approach for banks to fight cyber attacks

November 15, 2016

As the recent cyber attack on Tesco Bank shows, the threat from cyber criminals is a constant one for banks. However, as Brian Caplen describes, simply building ever-higher tech walls alone will not solve the problem.


Donald Trump: what happens now?

November 9, 2016

Brexit and the Trump win make the outcome of upcoming European elections uncertain, writes Brian Caplen.

Supun King-Jayawardana

Commonwealth Bank of Australia taps London for innovation inspiration

November 1, 2016

Supun King-Jayawardana, head of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s London innovation lab, explains to Joy Macknight the orientation to the UK fintech community. 

Adrian Mee

M&A co-head looks to keep BAML in adviser elite

November 1, 2016

The co-head of global M&A at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Adrian Mee, talks to Danielle Myles about China’s role in the growth of cross-regional deal-making, and why Brexit has complicated, rather than halted, UK investment decisions.

Jostein Amdal

Norwegian insurer Gjensidige Forsikring marks Europe first with RT1 bond

November 1, 2016

When Norway’s Gjensidige Forsikring decided to issue a restricted Tier 1 capital bond, timing it around the Brexit vote was crucial, as CFO Jostein Amdal tells Joanne Hart.

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Barclays deal proves popularity of ‘peripheral’ Spain

November 1, 2016

Spain’s structural reforms are paying off, with bonds from the non-core EU country – led by the Madrid region – attracting buyers from around Europe. Edward Russell-Walling reports on Barclays' involvement in the deals.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

A Pacific plan: why protection against natural disaster is as vital as ever

October 25, 2016

As Brian Caplen continues his travels around the Pacific Island countries, he looks at how these places can protect themselves – both physically and economically – against the frequent natural disasters they contend with.

The great market gamble: bond yields and inflation targets

October 24, 2016

Higher inflation targets look unlikely in the next few years, but given their negative impact on bond yields, markets should ensure they do not take their eye of the ball, say Gabriel Sterne and Tony Yates of Oxford Economics.

Why Islamic finance is the ethical choice

October 24, 2016

The way ahead for the Islamic finance industry is to market itself as a sustainable banking option beyond the Muslim world.

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