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BlackRock chief strategist rethinks investment conventions

October 3, 2016

BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist, Richard Turnill, tells Danielle Myles about the new emerging market darlings, investor myths that need dispelling and the unprecedented hurdles presented by unconventional monetary policy. 

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Akbank COO maps out its open banking journey

October 1, 2016

Akbank took the decision to embrace open banking ahead of wider adoption in the Turkish market in order to gain a competitive advantage. Chief operating officer Turgut Güney outlines the bank’s innovation strategy to Joy Macknight.

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DBS innovation chief looks towards invisible banking

September 1, 2016

As chief innovation officer at DBS, Neal Cross’s unconventional approach to bank modernisation has attracted attention from across the globe. He speaks to Joy Macknight about how the bank is opening its doors to the top technology talent in Singapore.

Massimo Arrighetti

SIA chief lauds move to real time in the eurozone

August 1, 2016

The European payments landscape is in the midst of great change. Massimo Arrighetti, CEO of SIA, outlines to Joy Macknight his vision of a future payments ecosystem. 

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Standard Bank CIB chief takes on the universal model

August 1, 2016

The CEO of corporate and investment banking at Standard Bank Group talks to Danielle Myles about its transformation into an Africa-focused universal bank, the corporates pushing beyond the commodity rout, and why a savings culture is key to the future of banking in the continent. 

Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos

Paraguay central bank governor: a steady hand in a turbulent region

August 1, 2016

After eight successive years of fiscal surplus, the governor of Paraguay’s central bank, Carlos Fernández Valdovinos, explains to Silvia Pavoni how the country has managed to remain immune to the financial instability experienced in its Latin American neighbours. 

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FCA regulatory sandbox fosters disruptive innovation

July 1, 2016

In May, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority opened the world’s first ‘safe space’ for testing new technology and business models. Christopher Woolard, director of strategy and competition at the FCA, tells Joy Macknight how it works.

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Otkritie FC Bank investment chief aims for further diversification

July 1, 2016

In two years, Otkritie FC Bank’s Konstantin Tserazov has transformed its investment business through a three-way split between its bond portfolio, repurchase agreements and derivatives. Now, he tells Stefanie Linhardt, he intends to diversify the Russia-focused bank even further.

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Bolivia’s economy minister pledges to industrialise economy

July 1, 2016

Luis Alberto Arce, Bolivia’s economy minister, tells Jane Monahan how the country's government is attempting to diversify its economy away from its dependence on raw materials. 

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Belgium deputy PM seeks to tackle tax and pensions issues

July 1, 2016

Kris Peeters, Belgium’s deputy prime minister and minister of economy and employment, tells Courtney Fingar that the country's government is tackling crucial reforms to company tax and pensions.

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