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Chris Larsen

Ripple Labs CEO looks to revolutionise online payments

Transferring money across borders through traditional correspondent banking networks can be time consuming and expensive for both business and consumers. Chris Larsen, CEO of Ripple Labs, believes he has the solution in Ripple, his open-source payment and currency exchange system, which can integrate with banks’ existing networks.  

Juan Manuel Santos

Colombia's president looks to virtuous cycles of investment and growth

Colombia stands on the brink of a peace deal with the FARC rebels, while its economy, buoyed by cycles of strong foreign investment levels and rising GDP growth, looks set to only get stronger. President Juan Manuel Santos tells Silvia Pavoni why the country's future looks brighter than ever.

Bryan Pascoe

Global debt footprint helps HSBC steer through volatility

While volatility has affected equity and high-yield debt markets, HSBC's head of debt capital markets sees opportunities from increased volumes in China and green bonds.

Okan Pekin

New division builds on Citi's competitive streak

Citi launched a new division at the end of last year to combine prime finance, futures and clearing, custody, and fund services. Its global head, Okan Pekin, discusses why the change will put Citi ahead of its rivals and how it will enable the bank to win more business from hedge funds.

Anthemis Group founder thinks ahead

Anthemis Group founder thinks ahead

New players, new technology and new processes are changing the face of the financial services industry. Udayan Goyal, founder of Anthemis Group, is investing in the agents of this change – new service providers that are looking to take some of the value chain away from the banks.

Gaetano Miccichè

Intesa Sanpaolo head of CIB takes a more global view

Intesa Sanpaolo's head of corporate and investment banking, Gaetano Miccichè, discusses the bank's international expansion plans and the challenges it is facing in its home Italian market thanks to a slow and underdeveloped domestic economy.

Gerard Pannekoek

IPXI president brings trade solution to intellectual property problem

Licensing intellectual property has traditionally been inefficient, opaque, expensive and inclined to legal action, but the chief executive of Intellectual Property Exchange International believes he has the answer. 

Ecobank enters a new phase

Down but not out: Ecobank enters a new phase

Ecobank’s reputation took a battering last year as it became mired in a well-publicised corporate governance crisis. Its new chief executive, Albert Essien, has restored some calm, and he tells Paul Wallace how he hopes to make the kind of returns that will entice more international investors to buy its stock.

Pol Navarro

Banco Sabadell innovation chief gets head start on Google Glass

Banco Sabadell is trailblazing when it comes to harnessing Google’s Glass technology – a wearable headset that links users to the internet. Jane Cooper talks to the bank’s head of innovation, Pol Navarro, and asks, is this the future of banking?

Mozambique CBG strives for financial sophistication

Central bank governor Ernesto Gove is bullish about Mozambique’s economic prospects, but acknowledges that the banking sector and capital markets need to be developed for the country to truly benefit from its energy boom. 

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