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London Is Still Number 1 In The Post-Brexit World, But Will It Last?
London

Despite the initial post Brexit fears that bankers would start fleeing the United Kingdom, London has steadfastly remained the planet's financial epicenter. This is the finding of a survey carried out by the GFCI (Global Financial Centres Index) which ranked nearly eight dozen cities around the globe. London beat out Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York to claim the top spot. 

 

Trump's Isolationism

In fact, the GFCI survey found that London had actually increased its lead over the world's next most vital financial center according to the survey, New York City. A 24...

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Practical Advise
8 Ways to Minimize the Cost of a Data Breach
Ordner

A data breach can be extremely cost intensive, even threatening to business continuity. C-level managers act wisely, if they enable several processes and measures against. The following are ways through which you can cut the cost of data breach:

 

1. Encryption

You can reduce the cost of data breach by $16 by ensuring that your company is thoroughly encrypted. This entails protection of both data at rest (files saved on devices) and data in transit (such sending an email).

 

2. Business Community Management (BCM)

Wise organizations identity potential threats and with a BCM process...

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Trend
The Evolution of Robo-Advisers and Their Benefits
Startup

Robo-advisers are financial planners which are based on a digital platform with little or no human interference in their operations. The use of Robo-advisers since the first launch of Betterment in 2008 has continued to go up among the low and medium net investors, while the high net investors are reluctant in incorporating them in their decision making and prefer manual processes. After constant development and upgrade of robo-advisers, they can now handle more complex work like retirement planning, investment selection and tax-loss harvesting. 

 

What Are the Benefits of Using...

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Analysis
A Review of CFOs and 5 Measures They can Take to Foster Finance Transformation
Finanztransformation

A CFO who can give an accurate report on the financial position of a firm with great detail and insight on time is empowered. A precise financial snapshot explains competitive positioning for the future and enables planning that is workable, constant and flows.

It also indicates the way finance handles and uses the data the organization generates to portray the business in the right way. Financial change is crucial in how the finance department works to achieve a substantial improvement in performance by delivering services that meet the requirements of the business better. This takes time...

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Analysis
Key messages for avoiding another financial crisis like 2007
Bibliothek

Experts say that, although the last financial crisis ended in June 2009, the economy is still recovering and many pundits fear that the world could be facing a double-dip recession. So, what lessons can we learn from the big crash of 10 years ago? Financial regulation may have increased but have the core issues been addressed?
 

What lessons can be learned?

When levels of debt increased and loans and credit were being handed out like sweets, house prices suddenly started going into reverse. This has been a recurring pattern during past financial crises through history and one that...

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Analysis
Banks and Fintechs - A Necessary Match
Banking

By using innovative digital platforms to provide fast and accessible financial services, Fintechs have provided a challenge to the established financial institutions. Consumers increasingly expect to be able to manage their finances wherever they are. Although the main players in the financial world have recognised this demand, old legacy IT systems and entrenched business practices place them at a disadvantage in an area that develops rapidly. Fintechs provide services such as loan approvals within minutes and cheaper international money movements, core banking procedures.

 

Consumer...

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Impact of PSD2 regulations on banks, regulators and FinTechs
Code

The proposed Payment Services Directive II (PSD2) set by the European Commission in 2013, is expected to be implemented by all member states into law by January 13, 2018. Its main objective is to ensure enhanced consumer protection, safe payments and encourage innovation. However, some see these new regulations as obstacles against providing innovative solutions for banking.

 

What are PSD2 regulations?

These are the new European Union banking regulations which will govern the protection and sharing of data across Europe. The regulations will give non-banking third parties such as...

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Analysis
Benefits of Big Data analysis in Banking and Finance
Banken

Banking and financing enterprises are using big data technology in their daily operations, including service delivery and security. Big data analysis helps the company to cope with the rising competition in the banking industry, and in solving the problems they encounter, when trying to achieve the objectives of the firm. There are several sectors where investment and financing businesses are benefiting from significant data analysis.

 

Customer service

Banking firms have a vast number of clients, and they should ensure that customers' data and security are well taken...

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Comment
4 Responsibilities and Requirements for CFOs
Chef2

The responsibilities and requirements for CFOs vary slightly from one organisation to another. Despite this, there are several core competencies that any individual must possess in order to bring value to this role.

 

Excellent Communication 

An MBA increases your chances of taking the title of CFO, but it is not the only thing that matters. In addition to the technical competencies gained through an economics or accounting degree, good people skills are essential. Communicating with people on your team in order to develop and empower them is critical.

A great CFO listens to...

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Analysis
Finance Market Hopes on Higher Interest Rates by the ECB
Ezb2

Up until now, there hasn't been any formal communication from the ECB as in regards to the anticipated rise in the interest rates. However, there are certain reports touching on the tightened financial conditions that seem to imply much wider credit spreads, increased volatility, decreased equities and an increase in real rates. All of which happen to be indicators of a rising interest rate environment.

 

How sure are we that interests rates are going higher?

In the past month alone, there has been a disconnect between the bond markets globally and the equity markets. What's...

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