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Making everyone part of the liberal elite

April 16, 2019

Countries, companies and banks need to engage people in the strategy debate, writes Brian Caplen.

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Banks prefer to walk alone

April 9, 2019

Faced with the biggest transformation in the industry’s history, many banks still opt for the greenfield route ahead of fintech partnerships, writes Brian Caplen.

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After the Apple credit card, where next?

April 2, 2019

Big Tech is moving further into conventional financial services. Banks must consider how to respond, writes Brian Caplen.

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EBRD chief economist highlights ageing challenge for eastern Europe

April 1, 2019

The fear of a country ‘getting old before it gets rich’ has been applied to China. But the EBRD’s Sergei Guriev says this is also a challenge for eastern European countries.

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EBRD president focuses on quality and expansion possibilities

April 1, 2019

The president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Sir Suma Chakrabarti, talks to Brian Caplen ahead of May’s annual EBRD meeting in Sarajevo.

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The grain of sand that broke the bank

March 26, 2019

Risk managers should park their traditional models and head to the beach if they want to understand the latest techniques, writes Brian Caplen.

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What if the middle class gets poorer?

March 19, 2019

Banks could find that the bulk of their client base faces declining living standards and financial hardship. They should start preparing now, writes Brian Caplen.

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Are stress tests fit for purpose?

March 12, 2019

The next crisis will have different causes from the last one. Banks need to look beyond stress tests in their risk management, writes Brian Caplen.

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Will self-driving accounts crash and burn?

March 5, 2019

Artificial intelligence opens up huge possibilities for banks but also asks some difficult questions, writes Brian Caplen.

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Who wants to work in a bank?

February 26, 2019

Attracting talent in the wake of the financial crisis is proving a challenge. But there are innovative ideas around, as Brian Caplen discovers.

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