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The rise of InsurTech

By Liana Cafolla New regulatory oversight and advances in insurance technology are rapidly changing the way Hong Kong-based insurers sell insurance, assess risk and detect fraud. Liana Cafolla reports. For centuries, the insurance industry was a heaving, slow-moving behemoth best known for its archaic processes heavy on paperwork and small print and light on innovation and ease of… Read More The rise of InsurTech

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Big data, analytics, AI, and the finance professional

Data gathering and accounting’s role in it continues to change. A thought leader explores the opportunities. By Aubrey Joachim, FCMA, CGMA Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotisation will affect many elements of the human endeavour. That includes the way humans interact, how work is done, and what work need not be done by humans. These advancements… Read More Big data, analytics, AI, and the finance professional

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Making sense of blockchain

Firms, such as the Big Four, are playing an active role in the global adoption of blockchain. Jemelyn Yadao finds out how they are exploring this nascent technology and asks, will it really disrupt the profession? By Jemelyn Yadao Many believe that we are in the midst of the biggest revolution since the invention of the Internet.… Read More Making sense of blockchain

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Blockchain: a ledger you can bank on

While bitcoin attracted negative publicity in its early days, virtual currency networks such as blockchain and Ethereum have the potential to change the world. By Emmet Kelly Picture the scene: a locker room with an infinite number of lockers in a public place. Anyone can wander by. There are windows on each of the lockers… Read More Blockchain: a ledger you can bank on

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Leading innovation

By Michelle Perry Information technology investments are now falling under the remit of chief financial officers. Michelle Perry looks at their essential considerations in plotting an IT strategy for companies. For the past two decades the paths of finance and technology have been gradually converging, but the pace of this change over the past five… Read More Leading innovation