Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

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Technisys helps Latin America warm to the digital revolution

January 4, 2016

Latin American banks may lag behind their counterparts elsewhere in the world when it comes to digital innovation, but German Pugliese Bassi, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Miami-based technology provider Technisys, believes that attitudes towards technology are changing, making it the ideal time to launch a digital-only bank in the region. 

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Impact investing: the social entrepreneurship revolution

January 4, 2016

The success of an investment is increasingly defined not just by risk and return but also its impact on society. Silvia Pavoni talks to the investors that demand purpose along with profit, and that are bringing about a revolution in the process.

Beijing largest IFC by bank assets

January 4, 2016

Beijing leads the global ranking of international financial centres in terms of assets, but western Europe has the most centres. 

The global economic and banking outlook for 2016

December 1, 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, The Banker has brought together a group of high-profile experts in the world of finance and economic research to predict what will happen in the next 12 months. Silvia Pavoni asks them to share their views on the global economy and on what factors will shape banking in the future. 

New York leads, Toronto gains

December 1, 2015

US financial services may have taken a hit in terms of inward foreign direct investment, but New York banks continue to dominate the rankings.

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Lima Stock Exchange chief: how Peru avoided a downgrade

November 2, 2015

In September, Peru risked losing its emerging market status and being downgraded to frontier by stock indices provider MSCI. Lima bourse’s chairman, Christian Laub, explains what it would have meant to the country – and how it managed to hold on to its rank.

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Latin American wealth management moves back offshore

November 2, 2015

Economic turbulence is hitting Latin America, exacerbated by the region’s dependence on a stuttering China. Given this backdrop, the region's wealthy individuals are increasingly looking to move their money safely offshore. So what will the future look like for local wealth managers?

Latin American IFCs witness big FDI fall

November 2, 2015

São Paulo leads the ranking for investment in financial services in Latin America and the Caribbean, but overall investment has declined dramatically in the past year. 

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De-risking Latin America

October 1, 2015

Regulators’ attempts to crack down on illicit activities are pushing foreign banks out of correspondent relations or entire Latin American and Caribbean markets. Silvia Pavoni looks at what the long-term impact of this will be on the region’s international banking activities.

Shanghai still leads Asia-Pacific FDI

September 27, 2015

Bangalore climbs the rankings while Beijing falls, and Seoul is first in outward investment.

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