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“We do things old school, with speed and confidentiality you can’t expect from a large investment bank”


“We do things old school, with speed and confidentiality you can’t expect from a large investment bank”

February 2016

SC Lowy, independent fixed income specialist, goes head-to-head with the bulge bracket sans the multiple layers and strict regulation as experienced by large investment banks. Michel Löwy, cofounder and CEO, describes how they went into markets such as the Middle East, trading billions of dollars while their counterparts had no Middle East presence and looked […]


“We need to get back to what finance is for and how it meets the needs of the nonfinancial economy”


“We need to get back to what finance is for and how it meets the needs of the nonfinancial economy”

February 2016

Author and economist John Kay says banking and finance is about four things: payments, wealth management, capital allocation, and risk mitigation. Among others, he identifies where the financial sector has gone astray, and how the regulation of finance is headed the wrong way. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select […]


“Most banks don’t have people in their board room who understand technology and technology leadership”


“Most banks don’t have people in their board room who understand technology and technology leadership”

February 2016

Chris Skinner, founder of the Financial Services Club in Europe, and writer of Value Web and The Digital Bank, identifies technology-led change as the challenge for banks, two-fifths of whom “do not have the technology leadership to do that change.” But he is not saying banks are going to be disintermediated anytime soon. If you […]


“Promoting SMEs and getting Thailand out of the middle-income trap are my priorities”


“Promoting SMEs and getting Thailand out of the middle-income trap are my priorities”

February 2016

Kiatchai Sophastienphong, Thailand’s vice minister of finance, talks about his immediate national economic priorities under the new government, which includes relocating high-value industries to Thailand. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative sites from the tabs here: Watch Video Access Audio Here is the transcript of the video. […]


“We never thought that China can be our partner”


“We never thought that China can be our partner”

February 2016

China and India have been bruited about as the Asian giants most likely to go head to head. However, as China seeks low-cost countries and joint ventures, Modi Enterprises owner KK Modi says India is rolling out the welcome mat as it operationalises “make in India”: manufacture and improve the standard of living in India. […]


“HKTDC is going to be that super connector between the different nations, investors, and resources of the world”


“HKTDC is going to be that super connector between the different nations, investors, and resources of the world”

February 2016

Vincent Lo, chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, says as China transforms, restructures, and rebalances its economy, slowing down has become a necessity. Its Belt and Road is a golden opportunity for Hong Kong to be an investment, financing, and professional services centre for companies wanting to invest in the initiative. If you […]