The Bracken column

Bracken

The Bracken column is named after Brendan Bracken, the founding editor of The Banker in 1926 and chairman of the modern-day Financial Times from 1945 to 1958.

Latest articles from Bracken

Agent-based models and the evolution of risk management

July 2, 2019

Richard Bookstaber, chief risk officer at the University of California, explains how analysing human behaviour is essential to managing risk.

How central banks connect with the community

May 1, 2019

Central bankers must improve communications with the public if they are to combat charges of elitism, Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, tells The Banker.

Why Italy’s banking problems are Europe’s banking problems

February 1, 2019

Italy’s financial challenges are far from unique, and are in fact shared by some of its neighbours, writes Giorgio Di Giorgio of the Arcelli Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies.

How will banking look in 10 years' time?

January 2, 2019

Just as the global banking order has changed in the past decade, the next 10 years will see a radical transformation of the industry, predicts Xavier Vives.

Building mutual trust is crucial to the future of European banking

November 1, 2018

Europe's member states need to trust that both they and the region's banks have the necessary risk reduction in place if the banking union is to succeed, writes Timothy Buenker of the European Banking Federation.

After Cambridge Analytica, where next for open banking?

October 1, 2018

In a climate of increasing caution around data sharing, David Gardner of law firm TLT asks how banks can reconcile new initiatives with the need to safeguard customer information.

Why banks must be wary of Russian sanctions risks

September 3, 2018

Increasingly tough and complex Russian sanctions carry many hidden risks for lenders, write Collyer Bristow’s Robin Henry and Anna Battams.

Bracken: Harnessing interconnectedness as a force for good

August 1, 2018

The post-crisis focus on ensuring systems are separated by internal risk ‘buffers’ is being questioned, as distributed ledger technology promises to bring benefits to banks, regulators and businesses. But can anything interconnected also be safe? Dixit Joshi investigates.

Swiss ‘no’ does not end international debate on monetary reform

July 4, 2018

It is up to academics and policy-makers to educate the public on the benefits of greater state control of money supply, says Martin Brown, professor of banking at the University of St Gallen.

Final checks for financial institutions post-GDPR deadline

June 1, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation is now here, and financial institutions need to ensure they are fully prepared if they are to avoid major fines. Adam Mertz gives his checklist for compliance.

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