Bitcoin, now a decade old, was the first cryptocurrency to gain serious investor interest and has held its position as market leader. Although the volatile digital currency has experienced roller-coaster rides since its inception, it is popular for its attributes, such as decentralized, secure, peer-to-peer trading. And its acceptance as legal tender continues to grow. What considerations should investors keep in mind when weighing bitcoin as a possible investment asset?
It may seem to bankers that they have been unfairly targeted by increasing compliance requirements recently. One directive after another has flowed down the pipe from regulators. But as firms have discovered, building and maintaining a culture of compliance and integrity brings with it many business rewards. What are the five best ways that financial institutions can weave compliance, business integrity and corporate social responsibility into all aspects of their operations?
Ten years ago, the 2008 financial crisis not only made headlines – it also signaled a fundamental shift in how the global banking system operates. Several regulations were put into effect to increase transparency and protect global markets
As ea Change Group celebrates its 20th anniversary, its founder, Steve Robson, provides an insight into how recruiting for the financial world has changed and considers what its future may hold.
Robo-advisory: Assessing the Threat, and How Banks Should Respond in a Time of Increased Transparency Requirements
Private bankers and wealth managers have been competing amongst themselves for years, attempting to outdo one another in terms of offering the best service for the lowest fee; but today relatively low-cost disruptors, robo-advisors, are snatching away too much of that business. The remedy is a three-point strategy that proves that the value of the service offered by traditional providers justifies the higher fee.