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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

Taking data simulation to the next level

February 7, 2020

Simply restaging past events is no longer enough when it comes to accurately predicting how markets will evolve, writes Justin Lyon, CEO of Simudyne.

Why the Fed must focus on its remit on jobs and stability

January 2, 2020

The former vice-chair of the US Federal Reserve Board talks to The Banker about why he is concerned over the lack of tools available to tackle another serious global economic problem.

Can banks overcome their crypto scepticism?

December 2, 2019

Claude Brown of law firm Reed Smith looks at how the pressures from social media, central banks and sanctions are driving banks towards digital currencies.

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.

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