20 Best and Worst Banks for 2016

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Anastasios Avranas

Co Founder and CEO, INTERFIMA

May 18, 2016

Only Two Options For The Saudi Sheikhs

It’s not hard to see a situation where Saudi Arabia may very well be forced to de-peg the currency... Continue Reading

Chris MacIntosh

Founder, https://capitalistexploits.at

May 17, 2016

Sociology of Finance: Enriching Imagination in Finance

Emmanuel Derman, a leading quant, advocates that there is enough mathematics in finance already; wha... Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 16, 2016

2 Reasons Why the Odds are Stacked Against the Fed

We continue to hew to our favorite scenario of a market downturn in the intermediate future … Continue Reading

Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

May 14, 2016

UK Trade Balance

The UK's trade balance statistics for the first quarter of the year were released yesterday. Th... Continue Reading

Greg Opie

Programme Director, Economic Research Council

May 13, 2016

The Haunting Specter Of Basel 4

With rounds of revisions given by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS or Basel) in rece... Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 12, 2016

China’s Spillovers On Latin America and the Caribbean

The Chinese economy is rebalancing while softening its growth pace. China’s spillovers on the glob... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

May 11, 2016

Risk agility and resilience

Balancing risk agility and risk resiliency for enduring success. Continue Reading

Norman Marks

Practitioner & Thought Leader, Internal Audit / Risk Management / GRC

May 10, 2016

To Russia With Love

Three Warning Signs for the Stock Market Continue Reading

Chris MacIntosh

Founder, https://capitalistexploits.at

May 9, 2016

How actuaries can help in poverty alleviation

“Remember your humanity. Forget the rest”. (Bertrand Russell in Russell-Einstein Manifesto)
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Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 8, 2016

Historical UK Government Debt

The public sector finances for the financial year 2015/16 were recently released, showing that Publi... Continue Reading

Greg Opie

Programme Director, Economic Research Council

May 6, 2016

20% of Europeans would bank with Google, Facebook or Amazon

Fujitsu European Financial Services Survey 2016 Continue Reading

Chris Skinner

Financial Services Futurist

May 6, 2016

Developments on the Reserving Uncertainty Frontier

‘In reserving, are we swapping specific risk for systematic risk?’
This is the key ques... Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 4, 2016

2 Painstaking Reasons the Market can expect a Midlife Crisis

In our last market note (How to Unleash a Dragon) we commented that a rally in March was expected gi... Continue Reading

Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

May 3, 2016

Facing the Demon of Disenchantment

How many times have we heard that there is more to investments than just numbers? While we all recog... Continue Reading

Syed Danish Ali

Senior Consultant, SIR actuarial consultants

May 2, 2016

UK GDP Growth by Sector

The preliminary estimate of first quarter GDP growth was released this morning, and it showed that g... Continue Reading

Greg Opie

Programme Director, Economic Research Council

April 29, 2016

How to assess internal audit effectiveness and value

Does internal audit provide you with the assurance you need to have confidence in the ability of the... Continue Reading

Norman Marks

Practitioner & Thought Leader, Internal Audit / Risk Management / GRC

April 29, 2016

Innovation is an Act of Leadership

Innovation doesn’t just happen. It’s an act of leadership. Continue Reading

JP Nicols

President and COO, Innosect

April 29, 2016

Brazil at the Crossroads

With the impeachment of President Dilma Roussseff being sent to the Senate on April 17, Brazil conti... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

April 28, 2016

7 Steps To Dealing With Uncertainty

But as investors, we deal with uncertainty on a daily basis. Here are the 7 guidelines that I’m tr... Continue Reading

Chris MacIntosh

Founder, https://capitalistexploits.at

April 26, 2016

How to Unleash a Dragon

Over the last 12 to 18 months our strategy had shifted to one of capital preservation versus capital... Continue Reading

Gregory Silberman

Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

April 22, 2016

Employment by Age Group

Roughly eight years have passed since the pre-crisis peak in employment, and there are almost 1.2 mi... Continue Reading

Greg Opie

Programme Director, Economic Research Council

April 21, 2016

What Happened to World Trade?

2015 was the worst year for world trade since the aftermath of the global financial crisis, with fig... Continue Reading

Otaviano Canuto

Executive Director, World Bank

April 20, 2016

If you Like Change, Don’t Work for a Bank

Discussion / How do banks react to the technology changes of our era? Continue Reading

Chris Skinner

Financial Services Futurist

April 19, 2016

How To Profit From Pessimism In Europe

Brad shared with me his investment idea to profit from the large scale pessimism in European stocks ... Continue Reading

Chris MacIntosh

Founder, https://capitalistexploits.at

April 18, 2016

Is Deutsche Bank another Lehman?

Even though numbers show similar results to some extent, the two cases are by far different. The rea... Continue Reading

Anastasios Avranas

Co Founder and CEO, INTERFIMA

April 15, 2016

Foreign Investment Key Facts

We examine the weight of foreign investment to the various developed and developing regions. The rea... Continue Reading

Diamantis Avranas

Co Founder, INTERFIMA

April 15, 2016

Indonesia’s “Jokowinomics” stands out as a bright investment spot

The Jakarta Composite Index has risen 11% to become the best performing Asian market and the seventh... Continue Reading

Rainer Michael Preiss

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April 13, 2016

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