Latest articles from Brian Caplen

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The problems Basel can’t solve

June 12, 2018

Making a bank Basel III compliant is only a start. It’s the risks that Basel doesn’t address that are the stuff of nightmares, writes Brian Caplen.

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Is a new wave of banking M&A imminent?

June 5, 2018

Since the financial crisis big banks have got bigger and this trend is set to continue. Get ready for the next round of banking M&A, writes Brian Caplen.

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Why banks should be preparing for stormy weather

May 29, 2018

Now is the time for banks to be modelling how their assets perform under stressed scenarios. The next period of disruption could be just around the corner, writes Brian Caplen.

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Regulation needs recalibrating

May 17, 2018

Overburdening small banks and preventing lending to SMEs are two unintended consequences of the regulatory onslaught since the financial crisis, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Are we facing a classic emerging markets crisis?

May 15, 2018

Argentina is in trouble. Investors have become more sophisticated but contagion cannot be ruled out, writes Brian Caplen.

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Can banks make money from platforms?

May 8, 2018

The traditional banking model is under threat and a new one is emerging. But, asks Brian Caplen, can it be profitable?

Brian Caplen blog 2016

Waiting for CMU? Why not Schuldschein?

May 1, 2018

While politics continues to inhibit progress towards Capital Markets Union, the European private placement market can expect to find itself in the spotlight, writes Brian Caplen.

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Chilean consolidation leaves six big contenders

May 1, 2018

Consolidation in Chile’s banking sector – widely considered to be the best run in Latin America – has left six major players, and while not all mergers have gone smoothly, observers say the prospects for all are positive. Brian Caplen reports on the strategies adopted by the successful few.

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Keeping funds safe in a crisis

April 23, 2018

Ten years on from the financial crisis, investment managers and corporate treasurers are still haunted by the prospect of markets freezing and banks crashing. But, asks Brian Caplen, what happens if their funds are caught in the middle?

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Artificial intelligence needs a human touch

April 17, 2018

Banks' AI programmes are only as good as the data underlying them and the intelligence of the human beings doing the interpretation, writes Brian Caplen.

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