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The Bracken column is named after Brendan Bracken, the founding editor of The Banker in 1926 and chairman of the modern-day Financial Times from 1945 to 1958.

Latest articles from Bracken

How uneven regulation and financial innovation fuel tax abuse

November 1, 2019

Aggressive tax planning costs governments billions of dollars a year, not helped by an uneven regulatory playing field.

Supervision and the location choices of multinational banks

October 1, 2019

Differing regulatory regimes cannot help but have an effect on banks’ choice of location, write three leading academics.

How to restore the lost faith in banks

September 2, 2019

As trust in banks has slumped, the regulations policing them have proliferated. Restoring this reputation is crucial, writes José María Roldan of the Spanish Banking Association. 

Basel is putting prosperity on the line

August 1, 2019

The latest Basel regulations will limit business growth with their misguided approach to risk strategies, writes Giampaolo Gabbi of Siena University.

Agent-based models and the evolution of risk management

July 2, 2019

Richard Bookstaber, chief risk officer at the University of California, explains how analysing human behaviour is essential to managing risk.

How central banks connect with the community

May 1, 2019

Central bankers must improve communications with the public if they are to combat charges of elitism, Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, tells The Banker.

Why Italy’s banking problems are Europe’s banking problems

February 1, 2019

Italy’s financial challenges are far from unique, and are in fact shared by some of its neighbours, writes Giorgio Di Giorgio of the Arcelli Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies.

How will banking look in 10 years' time?

January 2, 2019

Just as the global banking order has changed in the past decade, the next 10 years will see a radical transformation of the industry, predicts Xavier Vives.

Building mutual trust is crucial to the future of European banking

November 1, 2018

Europe's member states need to trust that both they and the region's banks have the necessary risk reduction in place if the banking union is to succeed, writes Timothy Buenker of the European Banking Federation.

After Cambridge Analytica, where next for open banking?

October 1, 2018

In a climate of increasing caution around data sharing, David Gardner of law firm TLT asks how banks can reconcile new initiatives with the need to safeguard customer information.

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