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Goldman Sachs' quest for normality

December 6, 2019

Few things epitomise the post-crisis banking landscape like Goldman Sachs' craving for normality, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

The risks of getting green finance wrong

December 3, 2019

As the UN Climate Conference takes place in Madrid, policy-makers are busy coming up with anti-climate change proposals. However, writes Brian Caplen, not all of them are good. 

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Zombie banks are hard to kill

November 26, 2019

Failure to get to grips with small problem banks is hindering growth in both China and Europe, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What’s the back up?

November 19, 2019

This headline is probably the most asked question in banking today. The quality of the reply separates the banks that will survive in the cyber-security era from those that will not.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

What could a Lagarde-Scholz alliance do for Europe?

November 6, 2019

The German finance minister is talking about European deposit insurance. The president of the ECB has the political clout to press for Eurozone reform. At last, writes Brian Caplen, the Eurozone could move forward.

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Am I smart enough to sell my data?

November 5, 2019

There is scope for banks to make deals with customers over the use of their data, writes Brian Caplen. But some campaigners want to ban the giving up of personal data altogether.

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How much value does your bank destroy?

October 28, 2019

The pressures on banks to overhaul their business models are growing stronger as the world economy slows down, with mid-sized banks the worst affected, writes Brian Caplen.

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Operational risk is the new frontier

October 18, 2019

Credit and market risk are increasingly standardised among banks. But good operational risk management is a chance to stand out, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Making money move South

October 18, 2019

Debt transparency is a strong theme at the 2019 annual meetings of the IMF-World Bank in Washington but the challenges are huge, writes Brian Caplen.

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Globalisation strikes back

October 14, 2019

The IMF's new managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, is out to demonstrate that the gains from globalisation outweigh the losses, writes Brian Caplen.

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