Capital markets: How artificial intelligence will set the price for credit

Capital markets: How artificial intelligence will set the price for credit

April 11, 2019

Pricing new issues on intuition and market feel is ancient history – artificial intelligence and algorithms are setting the market price for credit, using factors and correlations humans can guess but not follow. Is AI the latest black box risk that will bring illiquid credit markets low or could it make them more efficient?

Israel fintechs: From start-up to scale-up

Israel fintechs: From start-up to scale-up

August 12, 2019

Israel has become one of the world’s most important fintech hubs, attracting millions in investment from some of the biggest global brands and venture capital funds. Can its start-up culture now evolve to grow large fintech businesses at home?

EMS survey highlights FX traders’ platform predicament

EMS survey highlights FX traders’ platform predicament

August 09, 2019

A reluctance to dispense with legacy technology, combined with heightened regulatory oversight and changing liquidity provision from banks, has seriously complicated the execution management system (EMS) selection process for FX traders.

ING: Hamers draws up his European masterplan

ING: Hamers draws up his European masterplan

July 31, 2019
By DOMINIC O'NEILL

Digital-obsessed chief executive Ralph Hamers has pushed ING towards what is perhaps the biggest bank transformation in Europe. Can it become a model for how to build a globally competitive retail bank, straddling the continent’s fragmented markets?

Andreas Treichl’s prescription for modern banking

Andreas Treichl’s prescription for modern banking

July 30, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

For 22 years, he has led banking in Austria and across CEE at the helm of Erste Bank. Even as he nears retirement, he is pushing to transform Erste into a ‘financial health company’. Euromoney’s Banker of the Year for 2019 talks about this vision and how digital transformation is at its heart.

SquareBook aims to fix the IPO process

SquareBook aims to fix the IPO process

July 26, 2019
By MARK BAKER

A new bookbuilding platform is at the heart of an attempt to unbundle a process that some feel is no longer able to serve growth companies in need of capital.

Testing times for aspiring fintechs

Testing times for aspiring fintechs

July 19, 2019
By PAUL GOLDEN

The FCA’s live market test facility has enabled a variety of capital markets-related fintech companies to test their business models and technologies in a controlled environment.

Awards for Excellence 2019: How Gupta turned DBS into the bank of the future

Awards for Excellence 2019: How Gupta turned DBS into the bank of the future

July 10, 2019
By CHRIS WRIGHT

Almost 10 years into his role as chief executive of Singapore-based DBS, Piyush Gupta has spent the last six of them on a mission to make an institution that looks more like a tech company than a bank. His message and methods are working, as digital disruption shreds costs and creates new revenue streams. Has DBS created the template for how successful banks will need to look in the future?

BitMEX: A bitcoin journey from bags of cash to the Cheung Kong Center

BitMEX: A bitcoin journey from bags of cash to the Cheung Kong Center

July 01, 2019
By CHRIS WRIGHT

Arthur Hayes felt the golden days of finance had gone by the time he got started in investment banking in Hong Kong – until cryptocurrency gave him the opportunity to establish platform BitMEX, now one of the most successful bitcoin exchanges in the world.

WeLab: A fintech experiment succeeds in Hong Kong

WeLab: A fintech experiment succeeds in Hong Kong

June 28, 2019
By ERIC ELLIS

Ex-Citibanker Simon Loong is playing a long game – he has assembled some powerful backers for his Hong Kong fintech and now, armed with a new virtual banking licence, he wants WeLab to take on the territory’s established banking incumbents.

The Bank of England’s recipe for managed decline

The Bank of England’s recipe for managed decline

June 24, 2019
By DOMINIC O'NEILL

The central bank’s new ideas for how to modernize Britain’s financial system could eat into banks’ revenues, while helping them cut costs. For the wider economy, Brexit will still smother the intended fillip to small-business exporters.

Macaskill on markets: Apple and the IT spending serpent

Macaskill on markets: Apple and the IT spending serpent

June 03, 2019
By JON MACASKILL

As technology spending escalates, financiers now face a temptation to reframe costs as an investment in future growth, safe in the knowledge that it is extremely difficult to check their assertions.

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Quick read: European banking’s digital experiment

Quick read: European banking’s digital experiment

September 18, 2018

European bank chief executives speak obsessively to Euromoney about new and rebooted digital banking arms – read on for a guide to Dominic O’Neill’s in-depth examination of the strategy and rationale behind these projects, and their chances of success.

Blythe Masters: Special focus

Blythe Masters: Special focus

January 31, 2018

Blythe Masters became CEO of Digital Asset Holdings in 2015 after 27 years at JPMorgan, where she was credited as the creator of the credit default swap (CDS).

Fintech and innovation: special focus

Fintech and innovation: special focus

July 20, 2017

From cloud technology to cashless payments, digital currencies to P2P networks, mobile banking to FX robots… financial institutions worldwide are looking to lead technological advances while also trying to keep up with them.