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Embracing a pattern of change: Model Innovation across banking, insurance and asset management

 “This is a world of six-month product development cycles and constant updates, primarily of software, with a huge premium on simple user interfaces and trusted security.”
 
These are the words of Christine Lagarde, managing director of the international monetary fund (IMF) in a 2017 speech at a Bank of England conference in London. She was outlining her vision of the financial services sector in the year 2040. She adds this is “a world where data is king. A world of many new players without imposing branch offices.”
 

Corporate treasurer viewpoints: Baudouin Courau at Faurecia in France

Please watch Baudouin Courau, Vice President financing and Treasury, at Faurecia in France, share his views on the risks and opportunities of third-parties and cyber security.

The 2017 Eurofinance conference brought together leading corporate treasury to discuss third-party risks and cyber-security

The recent EuroFinance annual flagship conference, International Cash & Treasury Management, in Barcelona, Spain, provided a fantastic platform to launch a new Economist Intelligence Unit report, Third-party risks: the cyber dimension, sponsored by Deutsche Bank. The session was part of the main afternoon programme and brought together leading corporate treasury experts and information security experts to discuss the key issues around data protection, cyber-security risks for the corporate treasury function and the type of response needed to protect the corporate treasury function.

From concept to reality: How blockchain will reshape the financial services industry

For now, real-life use of blockchain technology is still limited. Its current use is mostly to be seen in the bitcoins— virtual currency created with blockchain technology—that cross borders with negligible regulation. Incumbent banks, asset managers, insurers and technology firms are keen to experiment with the new technology. Their initial trials focus on niche areas of trade finance, payment settlements and reconciliation. While interest in applying the technology is growing, widespread implementation may take years.

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Better life breakthroughs

Better life breakthroughs is a content series produced by The EIU and sponsored by Standard Chartered Private Bank. The aim of the series is to analyse innovations that have the capacity to extend and enrich life, create new experiences and improve society in general. For those with the means to incorporate cutting-edge technology into their lives – thereby experiencing the future before it becomes mainstream – the impact may prove more revolutionary than anyone can imagine.

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Green Finance: Making the Transition to a Climate-Resilient Future

Green finance is the financing of investments that provide environmental benefits in the broader context of environmentally sustainable development. It includes all forms of investment, both debt and equity, which protect the environment, conserve natural resources and help mitigate or adapt to a changing climate. It is used in the implementation of ‘green’ infrastructure plans which aid in delivering energy security and other productivity increasing measures such as improved human health.
 

Green Finance: Making the Transition to a Climate-Resilient Future

Green finance is the financing of investments that provide environmental benefits in the broader context of environmentally sustainable development. It includes all forms of investment, both debt and equity, which protect the environment, conserve natural resources and help mitigate or adapt to a changing climate. It is used in the implementation of ‘green’ infrastructure plans which aid in delivering energy security and other productivity increasing measures such as improved human health.
 
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A Digital Future: Financial Services and the Generation Game

 It assesses how people’s expectations of their financial services providers are changing and how technology must be deployed to meet them. The report is based on extensive desk research and in-depth interviews, conducted in August-October 2017 with 14 representatives of financial institutions and companies.

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