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Culture and purpose in financial services

Following the 2008 global financial crisis, the financial services industry has come under intense scrutiny. Firms need to boost trust, create socially responsible products and prevent future financial crises. In its latest publication, Culture and purpose in financial services, the Financial Services Faculty recommends actions that the industry, boards and ICAEW Chartered Accountants should be… Read More Culture and purpose in financial services

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Top role for CA boosts number of women in senior roles

Sue Dawe CA, EY’s Head of Financial Services in Scotland, has joined the accountancy firm’s UK Board. Sue’s appointment means that five of the 10 positions on the Board are now held by women, strengthening the diversity of the firm’s senior leadership.  Here Sue talks to Andy Harbison about her new role and how she… Read More Top role for CA boosts number of women in senior roles

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The evolution of hedge fund management

By Andrea Murad Robert McEwan CA, Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, discusses the hedge fund landscape, his role at one of the largest hedge funds in the world and challenges in the industry. Why did you decide to work in the hedge fund industry? I became intrigued by the financial services industry when I… Read More The evolution of hedge fund management

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Ditch hedge funds and go passive

By Ben Hurley Warren Buffett says his winning 10-year bet on a simple index proves investment returns delivered by active investment experts don’t justify their fees. For most of the 21st century, active investment managers have been losing market share in retail investment to cheaper, index-tracking passive managers. The active managers have been under pressure… Read More Ditch hedge funds and go passive

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Made for China

With Mainland China continuing to open up to foreign companies, Nicky Burridge finds out the challenges they face to achieve business success in the world’s second-largest economy. Global insurance broker Willis Towers Watson recently announced it had become the first fully licensed foreign broker to be allowed to transact all types of insurance business in… Read More Made for China

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Impact of technology on financial services

The greatest challenges and opportunities for most FS businesses today stem from technology, says Tom Colraine. The financial services sector is exposed to rising threats from people who want to steal personal data, intercept and amend communications, misappropriate assets for their own use or hold organisations to ransom. Businesses need to continually improve their defences… Read More Impact of technology on financial services