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    How Blockchain is Disrupting the Finance Industry

    How Blockchain is Disrupting the Finance Industry

    Of all the start-up initiatives over the last decade that can technically be classed under the FinTech (financial technology) umbrella, the one that has received the most attention—and…

    The Growth of the Responsible Investment Industry

    The Growth of the Responsible Investment Industry

    Socially responsible, ethical, sustainable are all buzz words in the investment industry at the moment. A niche area only a few years ago, new ethically focused products and…

    Banking

    Traditional banks and the battle to on-board

    Traditional banks and the battle to on-board

    Traditional banks’ dominant position in the value chain is under threat. They are involved in…

    Is the Banking Industry Suffering from a Talent Crisis?

    Is the Banking Industry Suffering from a Talent Crisis?

    According to aggregated data from Chicago Booth, Wharton, Harvard, London Business School and INSEAD, the…

    The Impact of Bitcoin on Central Banks

    The Impact of Bitcoin on Central Banks

    Over the past few years, bitcoin has been gaining significant importance throughout the world. Indeed,…

    Global Banking

    Global Banking

    In 2016 to date, much of the focus within global banking has been on Europe,…

    Technology

    The Dark Side of APIs in FinTech: Why Duplicates Slow Down Innovation

    The Dark Side of APIs in FinTech: Why Duplicates Slow Down Innovation

    The growth of API usage in IT has been deservedly incredible, and I believe APIs are especially capable of providing value and utility in the FinTech sector. From…

    Searching for ROI: Bank Technology Investing in a Zero Rate World

    Searching for ROI: Bank Technology Investing in a Zero Rate World

    When it comes to new technologies, banks find themselves in a challenging position, pressured by low interest rates and a difficult lending environment, but needing to invest to…

    The Inextricable Connection Between Email and Banking Security

    The Inextricable Connection Between Email and Banking Security

    Following the massive JPMorgan Chase security breach last summer, banks around the world have come under increased pressure to improve their protection of user data. Many banks have…

    The M&A Minefield: Effective Data Management

    The M&A Minefield: Effective Data Management

    2015 saw a record-breaking level of deal making, with $4.2 trillion worth of transactions pending or completed. With a staggering 37,212 mergers and acquisitions (M&As) taking place throughout…

    Brokerage

    How Does a Company Prove It Is Really Climate Compliant?

    How Does a Company Prove It Is Really Climate Compliant?

    At the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference on December 12, 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted. This agreement implemented relatively…

    The Decline in the US Coal Industry

    The Decline in the US Coal Industry

    In mid-January, North America’s second-largest coal company, Arch Coal, became the first coal company in 2016 to file for bankruptcy protection.…