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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Learning lessons from nature as we futureproof economies

May 19, 2022

Investing in a circular economy can help fight climate change, as well as reduce waste and energy consumption.

Iain Balkwill

The arrival of CRE CLOs on European shores

April 22, 2022

The European commercial real estate lending market is about to be transformed with the arrival of collateralised loan obligations.

Rachel Adamson

The never-ending Libor scandal: why a public inquiry is now needed

March 15, 2022

The financial services industry needs to get to the bottom of what went wrong with Libor and Euribor. Were the right people charged and convicted for the offences that took place?

Farmida Bi

The purpose of business: a revolution in cultural focus

March 1, 2022

Sustainability concerns are driving a change in corporate responsibility. Zero-emission commitments have soared since COP26, but there will be a risk if companies make pledges which they fail to fulfil.

Kate Gee

Crypto regulation: too little, too late?

January 24, 2022

Regulators need to work together to create a robust and consistent environment for crypto assets.

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The future of international business arbitration in Europe

December 16, 2021

A recent decision by the EU’s Court of Justice should prompt companies to consider whether to arbitrate any dispute within the jurisdiction.

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Fintech growth and innovation in Bahrain

November 12, 2021

Fostering an innovative and competitive financial services sector requires a forward-thinking central bank to establish a strong regulatory framework.

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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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