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Why fintech firms are leaving conventional banks for dust

July 24, 2017

Traditional banks are so slow to change that they risk being left behind by the nimble fintechs that are creating a parallel financial ecosystem, writes Chris Skinner.

Russia grasps the nettle on pension reforms

July 24, 2017

The Russian government faces widespread disagreement and scepticism as it takes on the challenge of pensions reform.

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Online credit checks – will they stay legal?

July 18, 2017

Credit scoring using alternative data has been lauded as a way to end financial exclusion. But tougher data protection rules could bring everything to a halt, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Why Africa’s sky-high returns are China-bound

July 11, 2017

Banks in Africa have the highest returns on capital in the world, and the potential in other sectors is equally huge. But, writes Brian Caplen, China is so far ahead in the investment game on the continent that it may be difficult for rivals to catch up.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

UK challenger banks punch above their weight

July 4, 2017

The Banker’s Top 1000 ranking shows how UK challenger banks are making better returns than the established players, writes Brian Caplen.

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Modernising Citi’s transaction banking capability

July 3, 2017

Gulru Atak, the new head of Citi’s global treasury and trade solutions Dublin lab and innovation, talks to Joy Macknight about her innovation programme for growing the bank’s global transaction banking business.

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Citi EMEA chief positions for seamless Brexit

July 3, 2017

Having established a Dublin headquarters, Citi's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations are well prepared for Brexit. And a strategic overhaul four years ago tightened up its risk management, leaving it leaner and safer, as the US bank's EMEA head, Jim Cowles, tells Stefanie Linhardt.

The importance of a Brexit adaptation period and a capital markets union

July 3, 2017

BNY Mellon's Michael Cole-Fontayn calls for the financial community to unite in urging policy-makers to mitigate disruption during Brexit, and ensure the preservation of open financial markets.

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Mid-cap focus brings Houlihan Lokey stability and success

July 3, 2017

The co-president and global co-head of corporate finance at Houlihan Lokey, Scott Adelson, talks to Danielle Myles about the firm’s bull-bear balance, its ascent to the top of M&A league tables, and why independents are attracting the best talent.

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Infrastructure knows no borders for AIIB president

July 3, 2017

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank president Jin Liqun outlines to Stefania Palma how the bank will be building a portfolio within and beyond Asia’s borders.

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