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“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 […]


“In London and the UK, we have a healthy ecosystem learning how to build successful fintech organisations”


“In London and the UK, we have a healthy ecosystem learning how to build successful fintech organisations”

October 2015

Strange bedfellows they are not. CEO Lawrence Wintermeyer explains how Innovate Finance, a nonprofit organisation, has created an unexpected alliance between banks and disruptors in the United Kingdom with the participation of venture capitalists and the government regulator, Financial Conduct Authority. If you do not see the video already displayed below, please select the alternative […]


“Governance is more important to Africa than aid”


“Governance is more important to Africa than aid”

February 2011

Conversation with Paul Collier, Professor or Economics and Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

The lack of an effective pan-African body – Looking at other international instruments beyond aid – Trade, economic governance and private sector development in Africa


“Catherine Vlasto, partner at Genesis Investment, on how investors look at banks in Asia.”


“Catherine Vlasto, partner at Genesis Investment, on how investors look at banks in Asia.”

November 2009

(Part 2 of 2) Conversation with Catherine Vlasto , Partner, Genesis Investment Management


“Catherine Vlasto, partner at Genesis Investment, on how investors look at banks in Asia.”


“Catherine Vlasto, partner at Genesis Investment, on how investors look at banks in Asia.”

November 2009

(Part 1 of 2) Conversation with Catherine Vlasto , Partner, Genesis Investment Management


“StanChart’s global economist Gerard Lyons on the impact of the world’s economy on banking today”


“StanChart’s global economist Gerard Lyons on the impact of the world’s economy on banking today”

July 2009

(Part 4 of 4) Dr. Gerard Lyons, chief economist and group head of global research, Standard Chartered Bank
Raising capital – rights issues – Japan – cause of crisis – regulatory landscape – blindsides


“StanChart’s global economist Gerard Lyons on the impact of the world’s economy on banking today”


“StanChart’s global economist Gerard Lyons on the impact of the world’s economy on banking today”

July 2009

(Part 3 of 4) Dr. Gerard Lyons, chief economist and group head of global research, Standard Chartered Bank
Global corporates – Indonesia – commodities market