The 7 Potentially Disastrous Investments of 2020

    Capital Markets

    It is always a challenge to write a fitting epilogue to a Year, and even more so in the case of the disastrous year that 2020 has been. And, as opposed to some of the other large financial newswires, we won’t tell you a...

    India’s Time to Shine?

    Capital Markets

    Bill Gates gave us some advice last week when he spoke at the Singapore Fintech Festival: “if people are going to study one country right now, other than China, […] look at India, because things are really exploding the...

    Why is the best advice for traders in 2020 to Look first, then leap?

    Capital Markets

    2020 has been anything but a normal year, and its’ been marked by several dramatic changes in our behaviour. From Zoom parties to Remote Working to learning to Bake, the list of changes is substantial. Not more than in...

    Talking about the Digital Twin of an Organization and Modelling with Olga Venosa from EQV

    Capital Markets

    Modelling Risk is something that many in financial services treat now as commonplace. The problem is when someone has to check the models and provide the relevant Corporate Governance to ensure that Regulators are satis...

    “Responsible” alternative investing with AIMA

    Capital Markets

    The phrase “responsible investment” justifiably raises an eyebrow in the alternative investment world. The prospect of receiving a poor ESG rating by Moody’s or S&P presents less of a threat in the private-client sp...

    Algorithmic Trading with 8topuz Wealth Management

    Capital Markets

    We last visited algorithmic trading last month when discussing global regulators’ efforts to manage its integration into the trading landscape. The Security and Exchange Commission had this to say in August: “Algorit...

    Crisis puts shadow banks on regulators’ radars

    Capital Markets

    Michel Barnier has had his hands full in recent years representing the European Union (EU) in the tortuous Brexit discussions with the bothersome Brits. But before that, he was a European commissioner with a differe...

    “Approved for Business” in China, and Ant Group’s $35 billion IPO

    Capital Markets

    You would be forgiven for thinking during these volatile times that many things that are ‘Tech’ will continue their momentum for the foreseeable future. Nothing else points to this more than the imminent listing of Ant...

    DESCO where computing and finance intersect

    Capital Markets

    Many people know of D. E. Shaw and Co. because of the fact that Jeff Bezos once worked there. Fewer know that the firm is one of the five highest-grossing hedge funds of all time. Others from among their alumni are John...

    A View To A Coffee #suisse

    Capital Markets

    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...

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