Modern Monetary Theory – A Critique

April 16, 2019 | Warren Coats - Monetary Policy Expert, Advisor for Central Banks
So called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has become popular with Green New Dealers because it claims to remove or at least loosen traditional constraints on government spending.

Global economy at a delicate moment, says the IMF

April 12, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
Next week, the 2019 Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank will take place in Washington, in this 75th year since the birth of the two institutions. Christine Lagarde, the IMF's managing director, speaking on Tuesday at the US Chamber of Commerce, offered an appetizer about the macroeconomic projections to be released.

New Challenges Faced by the Bretton Woods Institutions

April 5, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
In their 75 years of existence, the twin institutions born at the Bretton Woods Conference have undergone adaptation and transformation in response to the evolution of the world economy and the challenges it has posed to them.

Transforming Wealth Management

March 18, 2019 | April Rudin - Founder & CEO, The Rudin Group
An interview with April Rudin, Founder & CEO of The Rudin Group.

How Chinese Investment in Latin America Is Changing

March 15, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
China's push for Latin American consumers reflects changes back home.

Palladium – More precious than Gold!

March 13, 2019 | Gregory Silberman - Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group
In early 2004, when gold and platinum prices rose steeply, China began fabricating volumes of palladium jewelry, consuming 37 tonnes in 2005. And today, the data has been pointing to one certainty, this metal is about to become more precious than gold!

An Afternoon With Paolo Sironi

March 6, 2019 | Paolo Sironi - FIntech Thought Leader and Author, IBM
Paolo Sironi is the global Fintech Thought Leader of IBM Watson Financial Services and he just published his fourth and latest book “Financial Market Transparency”, launched in Davos during World Economic Forum.

China’s Growth Rebalance With Downslide

March 4, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
China’s economic growth has been in a downslide trend since 2011, while its economic structure has gradually rebalanced toward lower dependence on investments and current-account surpluses. Steadiness in that trajectory has been accompanied by rising levels of domestic private debt, as well as slow progress in rebalancing private and public sector roles. As the ongoing trade war with the US continues to unfold, it remains unclear at which growth pace China’s rebalancing will tend to settle.

Cybersecurity and the World of Tomorrow

March 1, 2019 | Gregory Silberman - Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group
Once upon a time in 1948, a country was born. The birth of this country wasn’t an easy one and is still fraught with challenges from her neighbors. This country is Israel. However, given her relatively short history, this country has proved to be a tough cookie to crack. As then, Prime Minister Netanyahu pledged in 2010, today the country is one of the top 5 leaders in cybersecurity. The country has made heavy investments and developed world class cyber-security technologies that almost anyone with deep pockets are interested in.

[Market] 9 trends structuring the European InsurTech scene

February 4, 2019 | Jan Kastory - Partner, Astorya VC
They are not only from France but from the UK, Germany, even from Spain or Sweden, as it is difficult to only stick to France in this field. Some have already been running for several years while others are very recent. This 2018 overview of the InsurTech market is carried by astorya.vc and L’Argus de l’assurance, and does not claim to be exhaustive. But the insurance startup players should be able to easily identify themselves through these 9 trends.