Inside investment: We need to talk about pensions

Inside investment: We need to talk about pensions

If you want to kill the conversation at a dinner party, one sure-fire winner is pensions, but it is the $25.2 trillion in pension assets that fuel global capital markets and there needs to be some serious thinking on how they will work in the future.

Bitcoins you can grab

Bitcoins you can grab

Bobby Lee, co-founder and chief executive officer of BTCC, the Shanghai-based bitcoin platform and second-largest bitcoin exchange in the world, certainly stole the show at London blockchain week, a series of conferences held in late January.

Gender inequality – Diversity: the alternative view

Gender inequality – Diversity: the alternative view

In a month that saw hundreds of thousands of women worldwide unite in disgust at the proposed policies of new US president Donald Trump, one Chinese investor has provided a shocking example of how pervasive a problem gender inequality still is in the financial markets.

Econ calls for ‘fair’ deal with UK on market access

Econ calls for ‘fair’ deal with UK on market access

There may be yet some good news for UK based financial services in the wake of Brexit, if the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (Econ), a powerful committee within the EU Parliament, gets a draft resolution now being considered through to a plenary vote in its current form.

Middle East: The new foreign minister of Investcorp

Middle East: The new foreign minister of Investcorp

At the largest private-sector investment firm in the Persian Gulf, the line between business and politics has always been blurred – its well-connected new executive chairman Mohammed bin Mahfoodh Al Ardhi seems a perfect fit for that curious tradition.

TLAC: what you should know

TLAC: what you should know

We explain the FSB's total loss-absorbing capacity requirements for global systemically important banks (G-Sibs).

What’s behind Trump’s enthusiasm for GSE reform?

What’s behind Trump’s enthusiasm for GSE reform?

Reprivatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is high on the agenda of the new Trump administration – its close ties to the hedge funds that were hit by their conservatorship and subsequent cash sweep could explain why, and is just one example of the murky incentives that have followed Donald Trump into the White House.

Currency wars: special focus

Currency wars: special focus

Call it what you will – currency war, competitive devaluation, currency manipulation, currency intervention – but central banks are knee-deep in the trenches as they battle to lower their exchange rates and boost their economies.

In the spotlight: Angola

In the spotlight: Angola

Angola, which has recently emerged from civil war, is in the process of building its own identity.

Iran sanctions: special focus

Iran sanctions: special focus

Euromoney investigates how the relaxation of western sanctions on Iran – dubbed the world’s most lucrative closed economy – will jump-start trade and capital flows from Europe to the Gulf, and plots a vision for the country's banking system and economic transformation, more generally.

Marketplace lending: special focus

Marketplace lending: special focus

The marketplace lending industry has had a tumultuous few weeks, culminating in both the resignation of the founder of Lending Club and a Treasury white paper recommending closer scrutiny of the fledgling sector.

SME financing: special focus

SME financing: special focus

The vexed battle to finance small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) continues in the eurozone and UK amid risk aversion, economic weakness, new regulations and banks’ balance-sheet repair.

Emerging markets: special focus

Emerging markets: special focus

A cyclical blip in a structural bull market or a fundamental re-appraisal of the growth and investment prospects in developing economies? Euromoney wades into the debate about the recent bear run in emerging markets and provides coverage of FX, fixed income and equity market trends.