Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

New York comfortably leads US financial service centres tables

December 1, 2016

Unsurprisingly, New York tops the US financial centre rankings for attracting investment, but its outflows outstripped inflows by a considerable margin, as Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Argentina’s central depository: a bright capital markets future

November 1, 2016

Alejandro Berney, chief executive of Argentina's central depository Caja de Valores, talks to The Banker about how the country can defy the naysayers and enjoy a bright capital markets future. 

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Are robots taking over wealth management?

November 1, 2016

The arrival of online robo-advisers – providers of automated, algorithm-based financial advice – is fuelling debate among wealth managers and regulators on their benefits and risks. Is robo-advice a great innovation to fill the advice gap, or an overly optimistic and unsustainable business model? Silvia Pavoni reports.

Is Brexit affecting London's status as Europe's financial services FDI leader?

November 1, 2016

London leads Europe for financial services FDI, but with a UK-EU divorce in sight, can the capital retain its attraction to investors? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Top 200 Latin American Banks 2016: Brazil endures while Venezuelan banks beat the odds

October 3, 2016

Brazil is still the leading country in Latin America when it comes to the might of the region's banking sectors, but further down the table the overall picture is obscured by the crisis in Venezuela. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Is Cuba ready for a sanctions-free future?

October 3, 2016

The collapse of its key economic and political allies has prompted Cuba to re-engage with the international community. Moreover, the promise of an end to sanctions from long-time antagonist the US has given Western businesses the hope of valuable business deals – but can they see eye to eye? Silvia Pavoni reports.

London retains IFC crown as Brexit fallout looms

October 2, 2016

London remains the world's leading international financial centre, though the vote for the UK to leave the EU has cast an element of doubt over its future. Hoping to take advantage of any uncertainty will be the likes of New York and Hong Kong, which finished a respective second and third in The Banker's ranking.

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Are e-payments about to take off in Latin America?

September 1, 2016

A mismatch of networks and uneven regulation makes Latin America a frustrating market for digital payments providers, drawn to its huge population and growing mobile penetration. But with great challenges come rich opportunities, writes Silvia Pavoni.

Paris leads western European IFCs by bank profits

September 1, 2016

The French capital is thriving, but profitability is on the wane in many of its rival cities, reports Silvia Pavoni.

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Why are there so few women in fintech?

August 24, 2016

Fintech is all about disrupting, modernising and democratising financial services, yet when it comes to gender it is performing worse than the ‘old-fashioned’ banks. Silvia Pavoni looks into the reasons why.

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