The Bracken column


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

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Global liquidity insurance: a proposal to strengthen the financial safety net

October 15, 2021

Financial protection could easily be extended to include developing economies.

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Values-based finance solves multiple social challenges

September 27, 2021

Financial service providers have a responsibility to make faster progress on the sustainability and inclusion agendas, and values-based finance can help.

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Better indices would deliver stronger impact

August 16, 2021

Sustainable investors are driving industry-wide disruption for the largest ESG index players.

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ESG rankings, greenwashing and the need for competent managers

August 2, 2021

Sustainable investment markets can improve thanks to scientific rigour.

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Investors’ expectations key in climate risk

June 21, 2021

Accounting for investors’ expectations in climate scenarios is vital to risk supervision.

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How to regulate SPACs

May 14, 2021

Listing reform promises hope for UK special purpose acquisition companies, but is it enough?

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Is NPL securitisation banks' unlikely saviour?

March 25, 2021

A wave of non-performing loans threatens the banking sector, the solution may come from an unexpected source. 

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A new era for combatting illicit finance

January 27, 2021

Sweeping changes to the US’s anti-money laundering laws will modernise the fight against dirty money.

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A social green deal for Europe

November 19, 2020

A just economy will need social as much as green elements, says Fisma's Marcel Haag.

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Easing emerging market instability amid Covid-19

November 2, 2020

Equity interventions by governments, rather than large loans, could help prevent financial instability across Latin America.

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