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The European Divorce: How will Brexit Affect People on Both Sides?

July 4, 2018 • Personal Finance, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

The Brexit is one of the most highly contested political events of our time. It is fraught with difficulty, confusion, and uncertainty. When Britons voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, talking heads and political pundits were convinced that the vote would be a resounding no. Instead, what transpired was an historic …

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Insurtechs: Threat or Opportunity for Insurance Incumbents?

May 31, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Digital Transformation, Banking InnovationComments (1)

By Karel Cool, Christophe Angoulvant and Brian Rogers The article gives data on global investment in InsurTech ventures and discusses the most common strategies and business models these companies have pursued: technology-upgrade, customer-disintermediation,

Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

May 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Global Capital Markets, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Francis Koh and Boris Liedtke Singapore like other ASEAN countries is also confronted with the universal challenge of retirement funding. Nonetheless, the authors argue that Singapore can address such headwind through a number of policy changes and that

Why Cryptocurrencies are not Currencies (yet)

May 29, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Mike Seiferling Over the past few years, the terms ‘block-chain’ and ‘cryptocurrency’ have gained enthusiastic international front-page news and YouTube attention, largely due to the extreme appreciation and volatility in value of the latter

Islamic Endowment Meets Yale Endowment Model in SDG Path

May 23, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Yunice Karina Tumewang The economy underdevelopment becomes a mainstream problem faced by Muslim countries globally and remains obscure. Waqf is often suggested to be a panacea for that problem. However, the huge potential of utilising waqf for effective

Crypto Craze Creates Tax Problems, Especially for Americans

May 20, 2018 • Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Robert W. Wood Although some countries do not tax crypto gains, IRS has been clear that crypto is a property for tax purposes. Americans who fail to comply may face huge criminal tax charges. To resolve the tax problems faced by crypto investors, the IRS

The Future of Bitcoin Governance and Trading

April 19, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By John Christopher Norwood Bitcoin exploded into headlines and investment portfolios in 2017, and rightly so. Business Insider reports that the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency today started the year at a value of just under $1,000 and skyrocketed

Going Beyond the Boundaries: Renta 4 on Discovering the Growth Potential of the MILA Market

April 2, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Americas, Global Capital Markets, Global Insights, Top CFO/Financial Director Interviews, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

A conversation with Mr. Tristán González del Valle Chavarri, Institutional Business Director at Renta 4 Banco and Chairman at Renta 4 Luxembourg As the dividing line between technology and finance continues to blur, players in the finance industry are

When Technology Meets Finance: An Interview with CFO, Rabobank Asia Niels Boudeling

April 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Banking Innovation, Strategies for the Changing World, Top CFO/Financial Director InterviewsComments (0)

Finance leaders are aware of the tremendous impact of technological advancements and of the need to improve their business strategies to keep their competitive advantage. In our conversation with Niels Boudeling, CFO at Rabobank Asia, we explored the changing

The QFC, a Platform for Growth in Qatar and Beyond

April 1, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Middle East & Africa, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Haitham Al-Salama Looking for top business and investment destinations in the Arab world? Dr. Haitham Al-Salama, Chief Economic Advisor at Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance, highlights in this article the