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UBS EMEA investment bank head surveys a changing environment

March 1, 2019

UBS’s head of investment banking and capital markets for EMEA talks to Kat Van Hoof about ramping up investment beyond the bank’s traditional strongholds.

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UK shadow chancellor’s door is open

March 1, 2019

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor of the exchequer and member of the UK’s main opposition Labour Party, talks to Nick Kochan about his plans for the country’s banking sector, alongside tax and wage reforms. 

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Acquisition hungry Takeaway.com cooks up a debt and equity storm

March 1, 2019

Netherlands-based Takeaway.com has been on an acquisition spree around Europe. The Banker looks at its use of the debt and equity markets to finance this activity.

Technology can never fully replace the human touch

March 1, 2019

It is hard to understate the importance of digital transformation and all things tech in banking, writes Chris Skinner, but humans will always have their part to play.

Getting the best out of cloud

March 1, 2019

The benefits of cloud technology are becoming clear to banks, but concerns linger over being locked in to a single vendor. 

Why risk management must evolve to survive

March 1, 2019

Analysing past behaviour is no longer the only way to assess risk.

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Who wants to work in a bank?

February 26, 2019

Attracting talent in the wake of the financial crisis is proving a challenge. But there are innovative ideas around, as Brian Caplen discovers.

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Will fintechs stay the course?

February 19, 2019

Fintechs are making waves and revenues but turning a profit may take longer, even as much as 10 years. Many, writes Brian Caplen, will disappear altogether.

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China’s slowdown: don’t blame Trump

February 12, 2019

A massive contraction in shadow banking is the reason for slower growth in China, not the developing trade war with the US. Regulators everywhere should take note, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Worry when bank returns rise

February 5, 2019

Are concerns about low return on equity based on a false assumption about the cost of capital? Adjust that and the picture improves dramatically, writes Brian Caplen.

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