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Full Fat, High Caffeine, Maximum Strength – Britcoin

Banking
28/04/2021

Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister and anti-capitalist pundit, has found a new avenue for his playful economics. In his novel Another Now, a financial techie opens a wormhole into an alternate universe wher...

What were the biggest takeaways from SunTec Confluence 2021?

Banking
26/04/2021

This year’s SunTec Confluence was online. The last event was in 2019, when  the event was held in Dubai at the prestigious Palazzo Versace with keynote speakers including Chris Skinner: https://twitter.com/dama...

Why are Banks spending so Much on Tech?

Banking
19/04/2021

The disruption that technological innovation has caused to the banking industry is unquestionable. Large global banks are investing in technology on a scale unparalleled by many companies in most sectors outside of BigT...

The Tech Investor making waves on Wall Street

Banking
14/04/2021

Cathie Wood has become (in)famous as one of the most disruptive investors on Wall Street. A seemingly affable figure who openly discusses her investment strategies on YouTube and numerous social media platforms, Cathie...

Bank of America Increases Environmental Business Initiative Target to $1 Trillion by 2030

Banking
08/04/2021

Significant Increase from $300 Billion Target by 2030 set in 2019 Company Also Sets Broader SDG-Focused Sustainable Finance Target of $1.5 Trillion by 2030 Bank of America today announced a goal of deploying and m...

Hey Citi, your bitcoin report is NOT embarrassingly bad

Banking
07/04/2021

It’s not often you get to see the FT openly bashing a global(ly) systematically important bank like Citi. But in March that is what we saw when Citi published it’s bitcoin ‘At the Tipping Point’ report. Whether or not i...

The Seven Most Influential Disruptors of Investment Banking in 2021 so Far

Banking
03/04/2021

Disruptors can come in many different forms or shapes. They can be individuals or things including trends, and even social media groups. In our story today, we discuss the seven major influential disruptors of investme...

‘Work from Home’ or not – the Question that Banks and Big Tech face in the Post-Covid Era

Banking
31/03/2021

During the last few weeks many people’s feeds were filled with stories about disgruntled junior employees at Goldman Sachs. How much of that is due to the need to ‘Work from Home’, how much of it is specific to banks, a...

How much disruption will Bill Hwang’s Archegos cause Nomura and Credit Suisse?

Banking
29/03/2021

While the dust is still settling around the Greensill saga, today another story hit the Banking Industry. Bloomberg reported that Nomura said in a statement in Tokyo today that the estimated amount of its claim against...

Why is the Bank of Japan changing its approach to QE?

Banking
29/03/2021

Less than two weeks ago the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced it is to abandon its 6 trillion yen annual target for the purchase of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Whilst retaining the upper 12 trillion yen limit to what it c...

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