Global Financial Architecture


“Community is the hardest thing to build in financial services today”


“Community is the hardest thing to build in financial services today”

November 2012

Conversation with Gottfried Leibbrandt, CEO of SWIFT, on


“Perils of marking to market sovereign risk”


“Perils of marking to market sovereign risk”

October 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Thierry Apoteker, global economist, on – Can Europe pull back from the Greek abyss, and what needs to be done to do so.


“Perils of marking to market sovereign risk”


“Perils of marking to market sovereign risk”

October 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Thierry Apoteker, global economist, on- Why Europe can’t print money like the US, and the other options it has – the historical foundation of currency union – why the Greece debt crisis in entirely manageable.


“Perils of marking to market sovereign risk”


“Perils of marking to market sovereign risk”

October 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Thierry Apoteker, global economist, on – Seeing the “glass half full” on the US economic problems – why the current crisis is foremost a crisis of confidence — how all this impacts emerging Asia.


“The Japanese loan was the best option for Jakarta’s transportation infrastructure project”


“The Japanese loan was the best option for Jakarta’s transportation infrastructure project”

September 2011

(Part 1 of 2) Conversation with Fauzi Bowo, first elected governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, on – bold decisions in public transport – the secrets to keeping clean government – managing vested interests in infrastructure development


“We must adapt Islamic finance to existing international standards”


“We must adapt Islamic finance to existing international standards”

August 2011

(Part 1 of 3) Conversation with Rifaat Abdel Karim, secretary general of the Islamic Financial Services Board, on


“We must adapt Islamic finance to existing international standards”


“We must adapt Islamic finance to existing international standards”

August 2011

(Part 2 of 3) Conversation with Rifaat Abdel Karim, secretary general of the Islamic Financial Services Board, on


“We must adapt Islamic finance to existing international standards”


“We must adapt Islamic finance to existing international standards”

August 2011

(Part 3 of 3) Conversation with Rifaat Abdel Karim, secretary general of the Islamic Financial Services Board, on