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Kevin Brown

RBS's technology evolution

March 3, 2014

A lot has changed in the 35 years since Kevin Brown started his career at RBS. The senior executive at RBS International Banking tells The Banker that as telecommunications have evolved, so have customers’ expectations.

Alexis de Rosnay

Building a global mid-market challenger

March 3, 2014

The acquisition of UK brokerage Collins Stewart Hawkpoint by Canada's Canaccord Genuity gave Alexis de Rosnay the chance to fulfil his ambition of building a business, as the group aims to become a global mid-market investment bank.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria's FM prepares for 'brutal' year

March 3, 2014

With elections looming, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s next year as Nigeria’s finance minster promises to be even more demanding that usual. But she is determined to ensure that the country’s strong macroeconomic performance of recent years and reform agenda do not slip. 

Steve Gibson

Euclid nurtures the seeds of opportunity

February 3, 2014

Euclid Opportunities has been created to fund and nurture financial technology start-ups, specifically those creating new tools and platforms in the post-trade space. The hope is, according to managing director Steve Gibson, that this growing portfolio of innovative companies will play a crucial part in the future financial technology environment.

Amara Konneh

Liberia's finance minister looks to turn economic fortunes around

February 3, 2014

Liberia’s economy has come a long way since its devastating civil war ended 11 years ago, but it remains one of the world’s poorest countries. Amara Konneh, who won The Banker’s African Finance Minister of the Year award for 2014, tells Paul Wallace how the Liberian government is trying to change that.

Sophie Javary

BNP Paribas turning balance sheet into fees

February 3, 2014

After almost two decades’ experience in a pure advisory bank, Sophie Javary is now looking to strengthen the corporate finance business of BNP Paribas, one of Europe’s largest lenders.

Antonio Pires de Lima

Portugal looking beyond tentative recovery

January 2, 2014

While Portugal has moved out of recession – just – its recovery seems tentative at best. Its economy minister, however, is optimistic about the country's future, and tells Silvia Pavoni that its strong exports to countries outside of the eurozone in particular point to better times ahead.

Alasdair Anderson

HSBC makes IT power play

January 2, 2014

Working with the maxim that there is big profit potential in big data, the global head of IT architecture at HSBC securities services and his team have spent the past 18 months experimenting with new technologies and now, he tells Dan Barnes, the bank is ready to launch a new suite of client-driven technology solutions.

Jacko Maree

The rise of African banking

January 2, 2014

Africa’s banking industry has gone through huge changes during Jacko Maree’s career. The former chief executive of Standard Bank believes the future for banks on the continent looks promising, but says they will have to adapt to regulatory changes and tap new types of clients. Interview by Paul Wallace.

James Cowles

Smith Barney veteran steering Citi’s new start in Europe

January 2, 2014

James Cowles is driving Citi's refreshed network of coverage bankers and better-integrated trade and treasury services offering in the largest revenue-generating region for the bank's reorganised institutional client group.

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