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Raising crypto capital teaser

The profits and pitfalls of raising crypto capital

November 1, 2017

Advocates of initial coin offerings see them as a quick and simple way to raise money for blockchain-based start-ups, while sceptics warn of get-rich-quick schemes and a 'Wild West' market. Joy Macknight looks at the drivers behind this new way of fundraising.

Trade in a digital world teaser

The changing face of trade in a digital world

March 1, 2017

The way goods and services are traded internationally is changing, fuelled by the globalisation and digitalisation of supply and distribution chains. Are free-trade deals still fit for purpose in a hyperconnected world? Joy Macknight investigates. 

Will digitalisation render protectionist policies meaningless?

February 27, 2017

While governments edge towards protectionism, digital platforms already enable trade to cross borders, transforming global supply chains.

John Shay

Virtu Financial senior vice-president eyes move to the mainstream

April 1, 2016

Virtu Financial seems to have overcome the controversy surrounding high-frequency trading to achieve growing acceptance as an alternative market-maker at a time when bank dealers are shrinking. The company's senior vice-president, John Shay, explains its strategy.

Blockchain: less talk, more action

April 1, 2016

Last year saw the blockchain hype cycle reach its peak, and its disruptive influence on the global financial services industry continues to be the subject of much debate. But after a year of talking, how far has the industry progressed in turning potential into reality?

Is it API or die for banks?

March 1, 2016

Whether or not to fully embrace APIs... It is a bold question but one that many answer strongly in the affirmative. Joy Macknight investigates whether banks are truly ready to open up their applications to the world.

How to address the financial market liquidity challenge

October 26, 2015

Understanding the behaviour of different participants during a shock is an essential first step to improving the resilience of financial markets to sudden periods of illiquidity.

Bringing risks out of the shadows

Coming out of the shadows: regulating shadow banking

April 30, 2015

Increasingly confident that they have made the banking sector resilient to any future financial crisis similar to that of 2008, regulators are now turning their attention to shadow banking. But a very different approach may be necessary.

Amar Kuchinad

Electronifie looks to make all the right corporate bond connections

February 2, 2015

Electronifie's trading platform aims to address the problems of liquidity and a lack of transparency that the corporate bond market has grappled with. Jane Cooper talks to its chief executive.

MiFID Christmas present threatens bond market hangover

January 26, 2015

A sweeping overhaul to EU rules on bond market transparency could aggravate a liquidity shortage in secondary trading.

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