ECB QE: special focus

ECB QE: special focus

The latest news on quantitative easing

Eurozone QE

Eurozone QE

How it's reshaping the bond markets

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Banking

Financial technology: Snowflake unlocks markets for intangible assets

Financial technology: Snowflake unlocks markets for intangible assets

March 2015

Innovation is held back by the gap between the old financial system, investing and lending primarily against hard assets, and the new knowledge economy that depends on intangible assets. A new type of bank could benefit SMEs seeking to develop innovative products. It could also give investors the chance to redeploy speculative capital more productively. But who is the driving force behind Snowflake?




Capital markets

Bond trading: Information trumps execution

Bond trading: Information trumps execution

March 2015

Inside the honeycomb: is this the future of bond trading? As bond market participants face up to the reality of diminished liquidity, low turnover and heightened risk of price gapping, the search for solutions is veering away from new trading protocols and exchange-like platforms towards providers of high quality pre-trade information. Do Algomi’s Honeycomb and MTS’s tie-up with B2SCAN point the way ahead?




Forex

FXCM CEO reveals next steps post-SNB disaster

FXCM CEO reveals next steps post-SNB disaster

February 2015

After the events of Black Thursday, the CEO of crest-fallen FXCM, the FX broker, discusses the shake-up in its business model, the future for retail flows, and lashes out at the institutional FX market structure.




Transaction services

Smart corporates beef up FX hedging

Smart corporates beef up FX hedging

February 2015

FX volatility highlights the need for corporates to stick to long-term hedging programmes, so that they can protect profits and their credit ratings. Some firms are also positioning themselves for opportunistic trades and upgrading their treasury and FX management systems.




Private banking

Credit Suisse to launch new digital wealth management offering

Credit Suisse to launch new digital wealth management offering

February 2015

Next month Credit Suisse Private Bank will be rolling out new digital capabilities in Asia, and April will see the launch of a tablet banking offering in Switzerland.




Regions and emerging markets

From Peregrine to Snowflake – the re-invention of Andre Lee

From Peregrine to Snowflake – the re-invention of Andre Lee

March 2015

From the pariah of Peregrine to thought-leader for a new type of finance, Andre Lee’s re-emergence is an example to those whose careers the financial crisis cut short.




 
       
 

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