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How much risk can you manage?

February 3, 2004

Banks have a huge range of resources available to aid risk managers, but human nature can still result in a bad decision. Behavioural finance and prospect theory lifts the veil on poorinvestment judgement, writes Gerald Ashley.

CEOs’ tips for merger success

November 3, 2003

As global consolidation continues apace, one essential ingredient for success is becoming evident – to integrate the respective parties quickly.

Search for strategy

December 2, 2002

As overcapacity in the banking sector heats up competition even further, banks are seeking new strategies to keep them afloat. Melvyn Westlake looks at some of the models being considered.

The forces driving bank mergers

August 2, 2002

Crashing markets and a stalled economic recovery are starting to hit banks, causing problems which will make them vulnerable to acquisition.

Time to clean up

June 2, 2002

Regulators are determined to avoid a repeat of Enron and other scandals. But will the corporate governance measures now being considered make things better or worse? Melvyn Westlake reports on the great corporate clean-up.

The importance of being good

April 2, 2002

The Enron scandal has put the spotlight back on ethics. Banks can no longer ignore the issue of social responsibility and those which do may not survive.

Pointy-heads gain ground

November 2, 2001

The big five global accountancy firms are making substantial inroads into the corporate finance advice market.

Brand new way ahead

October 2, 2001

The concept of the brand channel is emerging as the new interactive technology that will ease the customer frustration that has come from telephone and internet banking, says Mark Cullen.

Brand new world

September 2, 2001

Karina Robinson analyses the increasing importance of branding in a world where the security of investments and savings has been overtaken by the image of the bank.

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