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When Waqf meets Banks

May 30, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Personal Finance, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Ebi Junaidi Global economy has been leaning toward innovations focussed in achieving sustainability. Ebi Junaidi promotes the age-old Waqf “movement” established by the Muslims. The Waqf system, with its philanthropic nature, does not only motivate sustainability but more importantly promises to enable financial institutions that goes beyond

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Active Investing? That’s So Twentieth Century

June 6, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Personal Finance, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Edward Morris The movement to passive investing has been unrelenting. Investors may harbour doubts that the markets are perfectly efficient, but they increasingly act as though they are, and index funds have become their investment of choice. The twentieth

Rejuvenating the European Economy: The Role of Islamic Finance

May 26, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Europe, Governance & Regulation, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Sohail Jaffer Commenting on the sharp decline in European banks’ share prices in the early weeks of 2016, which it described as a “concern”, the IMF advised that “a robust banking sector is required to support investment and economic recovery.”

Where Have All the American Banks Gone?

December 1, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Americas, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Robert E. Wright and Richard Sylla With the evolution of banking over the years, many banks have flourished and declined in America. It has piqued our curiosity what happened to them, did they get absorbed by larger banks or go bankrupt? Robert Wright and

Ethics in Finance: Why is it such a problem?

December 1, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Banking Innovation, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By John Hendry Despite the best efforts of all concerned, the financial sector continues to have a bad reputation for illegal and unethical behaviour and to be more prone to ethical lapses than other business sectors. John Hendry explores why this should be,

How Asia Works: Finance: The Merits of a Short Leash

October 30, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Asia - Pacific, Banking InnovationComments (1)

By Joe Studwell “Demonstrating that an exchange economy is coherent and stable does not demonstrate that the same is true of an economy with capitalist financial institutions … Indeed, central banking and other financial control devices arose as a

Regulation and Culture Change in Banks

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By John Mellor Responses from regulators to the failures in bank governance and standards of conduct revealed by the crisis of 2007-2008 will fall short of what is needed to restore credibility and trust in financial services. Besides regulation, a change in

Building the Best-Practice Engagement Bank

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Banking InnovationComments (0)

By Brett King, Alex Sion and Michael Degnan If you were building a bank from scratch today to optimise customer experience and engagement, what would it look like? Is there a set of benchmarks or best-practices that we could bundle together to create the

The Role of Ethical Finance in the Well Being of the 21st Century Societies

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Sofia Santos According to the Report produced by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, chaired by Joseph Stiglitz, it is acknowledged that “…GDP is an inadequate metric to gauge well-being over time particularly

Will There be Such a ‘Think’ as Responsible Investment Banking One Day?

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Karen Wendt In this article, Karen Wendt, the editor of Responsible Investment Banking: Risk Management Frameworks, Sustainable Financial Innovation and Softlaw Standards, gives our readers an introduction to her latest body of work which is a collection