With employees working from home, banks and other financial institutions have become more vulnerable to cyber attacks. So what can they do to mitigate the risks associated with the ‘new normal’?
UK fintech TransferWise rocketed to a US$5bn valuation this summer when it completed a second share sale, as the Covid-19 crisis puts the spotlight on the ability to send currency quickly and easily across borders.
Central and Eastern Europe is ripe for a fintech boom with internal interest and external investment lining up, but a mish-mash of regulatory standards makes it difficult for plucky start-up companies to implement region-spanning plans.
John Lloyd is a financial markets fintech veteran, leading global marketing at foreign exchange trading platform Traiana, which was sold to ICAP for US$247mn over a decade ago. Now, personal tragedy and a keen desire to help others has seen him move away from finance and into education technology with the child-focused digital community platform GoBubble.
Coverage of this year's winners and interviews with the teams.
Two years after its launch, the blockchain-based platform from IBM and Maersk is capturing millions of supply chain events every week, with banks like Standard Chartered coming on board.
The IMF recently revised its economic projections for the Middle East and Central Asia, anticipating that the hit will be greater than initially thought. So where are the pain points and where are the region’s best chances for recovery?
The total economic cost of the coronavirus pandemic will take years to be fully realised, but one multi-industry spanning sector that acutely felt the effects is global trade. With trade volumes expected to see a double-digit percentage decline by the end of the year, numerous industries have taken a big revenue hit and will need ample access to finance to survive.
Despite the disruptions wrought by Covid-19, Oramah begins his second five-year term optimistic about the implementation of AfCFTA.
Jana Hecker has become UniCredit’s global head of equity capital markets and Alexei Bolshakov has left Citi to join Russian brokerage BCS Global Markets where he will act as global head of equities.
The European Commission is ramping up towards a €750bn Covid-19 recovery programme, effectively creating a huge new borrower in Europe’s sovereign, supranational and agency bond market.
Azerbaijani chemical company Socar Polymer printed a market-record size dollar bond on the domestic market over the summer, with bankers on the ground in the country now looking to attract international money.