Can Jane Fraser give Citi a “fresh look”?


Jane Fraser has been celebrated in the press this month for her appointment as Citibank’s new CEO. She’s the first female executive of a major Wall Street bank. Her dramatic rise from head of the Group’s Latin American...

#backtowork But is it Business as Usual?


I still remember waking up to the Lockdown world in March, to be welcomed to the new reality by David Brear’s #TheBreakfastShow, now also available in the US. Thank God for those podcasts, things were looking tough back...

Can RegTech solve the Technology needs of the post-Covid Trading Floor?


Or will we see "SurveilTech" emerge? Everyone has experienced working from home in financial institutions so far this year. For some of us, working from home has been easier than for others. Put the kettle on, turn S...

What would Junius Spencer Morgan make of Cloud and Artificial Intelligence?


Junius Spencer Morgan, the father of John Pierpont Morgan of JP Morgan passed away in 1890, little did Junius know that 130 years later modern banking would have to face so much of what even to him must be considered “d...

Why is Deutsche Bank Spending so Much on Tech?


According to the Standard and Poors Market Intelligence Team Deutsche Bank is the 21st largest bank in the world, dropping from 17th position last year. Losing their earlier position to SocGen and Barclays who both leap...

A View To A Coffee #suisse


Switzerland is home to two internationally renowned Banks – UBS and Credit Suisse. UBS is the largest wealth manager in the world (according to the FT) with over $2.3 trillion in assets under management. Even though mar...

Banking on a #Brexit Deal


There was a period – a long period – a few years back when banks were very, very agitated about the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union (EU). Like many industries, they really didn’t want Brexit to happen....

Extreme Moderation or Restraint? How will Bankers Bonuses look in 2020?


I have been brought up to think that most City Bankers get huge bonuses and drive Porsches and Aston Martins. I’m also watching the 4th Financial Crisis in my life, all of which seem to revolve around Stock Exchanges, B...

Supply Chain Disruptions and Credit Risk Dependencies


By Kamil J. Mizgier The current unprecedented socio-economic crisis is a classic example of a crisis triggered by a systemic event – a type of event leading to the collapse of an entire system. In fact, a pandem...

A Wafer Thin Mint for the Federal Reserve


John Cleese and Terry Jones (Mr Creosote) in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Photo: Film Still As the Federal Reserve's balance sheet balloons to all time highs from backstopping all commercial loans, purchasing E...

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