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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.

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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.

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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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LeumiTech CEO looks to make life easier for tech start-ups

June 1, 2017

Understanding the financial needs of tech companies that lose money but grow fast is LeumiTech’s signature business, its CEO explains to Joy Macknight. 

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How the ESM fights fires in the eurozone

June 1, 2017

As managing director of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling has overseen the bulk of financial assistance provided to ailing eurozone countries throughout the sovereign debt crisis. He talks to Danielle Myles about Greece, the health of the EU’s banking sector and the future of the monetary union.

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HSBC debt capital market chiefs cast their net wide

June 1, 2017

HSBC co-heads of debt capital markets Alexi Chan and Jean-Marc Mercier talk to Danielle Myles about successfully deepening the bank’s Asia presence, tapping into China’s panda market, and why the US is its next growth target. 

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Uruguay’s finance minister celebrates return of investor confidence

June 1, 2017

Uruguay’s economy and finance minister, Danilo Astori, talks to Silvia Pavoni about his country’s resistance to recession and its increasing attractiveness to overseas investors. 

Why fintech start-ups think they can beat the banks

June 1, 2017

As high street banks struggle to embrace new technology, start-ups are experiencing a boom – but are they destined to replace traditional banks or merely plug the gaps the established institutions find hard to fill?

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