Disruption or Democratisation? Can Elizabeth Warren help “democratize finance”?

Capital Markets

With Joe Biden having taken office as president in January and Democrats having gained a slight majority in the Senate, in addition to their majority in the House of Representatives, Democrats face little obstacles to d...

FinTech ‘Origin’ launches Airbrush in collaboration with LuxSe and Clearstream

Capital Markets

With stories about the recent acquisition of Refinitiv by the London Stock Exchange still trending in the news. It should be no surprise to see that smaller stock exchanges like the ‘Bourse de Luxembourg’ or Luxembourg...

Should London worry about Euronext Amsterdam?

Capital Markets

Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam is not Capital Markets. However, from 2021, Euronext Amsterdam is reported by the FT to be trading the largest volumes of any Stock Exchange in Euro...

Speculative fictions: GameStop, Bitcoin and beyond

Capital Markets

Investors are reportedly making fortunes from their sofa using online trading apps to pursue highly speculative assets and trading strategies. Many experts don’t think these are sustainable investment strategies, but th...

SPACs, Wall Street’s next dot com bubble?

Capital Markets

SPAC, yet another abbreviation that has become ‘famous’ recently; is a special purpose acquisition company that helps to take companies public without going through a traditional IPO’s lengthy process. This innovative a...

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...

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