RegTech to the Rescue

The banking and other parts of the financial services industry are undergoing an all-encompassing digital transformation. Soon, disruptive technologies will revolutionise the sector globally. Since the global crisis in 2008 there has been no shortage of new regulations. Banks have

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Ian Fletcher – Fourth Industrial Revolution: Positioning for Change

We are living in one of the most transformational times in human history, creating a paradigm shift that will bring change at a speed, scale, and force unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. This paradigm shift is widely recognised as

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CryptoEvolution™: Why Bitcoin Will Overtake Fiat

First, There Was QE Two things happened after the financial collapse of 2008. First, the US Federal Reserve started printing money in furious fashion to rescue banks and businesses “too big to fail.” The extreme amounts of excess capital which

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Kenneth Rogoff: Are Emerging Markets the Canary in the Financial Coal Mine?

Are brewing exchange-rate and debt crises in Argentina and Turkey localised events without broader implications? Or are they early warning signs of deeper fragilities in bloated global debt markets that are being exposed as the US Federal Reserve continues to

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Roberta Pinotti: Top Performance on a Shoestring

For Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti it is all about attaining economies of scale. Whilst EU member states spend over €226bn annually on their military and can field a million plus combat troops, a large chunk of the cash is

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RegTech Landscape for Increased Compliance Needs

Regtech solutions seemed to offer the solution to financial institutions’ (FIs) compliance woes when they first came to prominence around 24 months ago, gaining support from regulators and investors alike. However, many of the companies offering these solutions haven’t scaled

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Marc Langenbrinck, Mercedes-Benz Schweiz CEO: Finding and Keeping the Exact Right Competitive Angle

Mercedes-Benz is enjoying a great run. Its cars have set new sales records in Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, and Poland – and elsewhere. In fact, the iconic German carmaker just reported its 60th consecutive month of record sales. Last year,

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Christian Mumenthaler, CEO of Swiss Re: Insuring Future Growth

The new frontier of insurance runs through cyberspace. Hacking has professionalised and is no longer the preserve of lone bespectacled teenagers with more brains than brawn trying to prove the point they failed to make during recess. Today’s hackers are

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Google is Banning All Bitcoin, ICO, and Cryptocurrency Ads from June

Google is banning ads for cryptocurrencies and binary options from June. The search giant is also cracking down on adverts for other financial products such as CFDs, spread bets, and foreign exchange products. Facebook has also banned cryptocurrency adverts. Google’s

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Ana Botín: Reshaping the Financial Universe

The first woman to lead a major global financial services provider, Ana Botín remains one of only six women at the helm of a Fortune Global 100 company. Mrs Botín also tops the list of the world’s most powerful women

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