Investment Banks

The Future of Finance is Looking Brighter

John Bowman | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
John Bowman

At the beginning of May, I had the opportunity to perform one of my favourite roles overseeing Education at CFA Institute - presiding over the finals of our annual Global Research Challenge. The challenge, which tests teams on their knowledge and expertise in the investment industry, brings together the regional champions from EMEA, APAC and the Americas, each of which have beaten at least a dozen qualified and committed competitors from their regions.

The Repulse of Wall Street

Sammy Sultan | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sammy Sultan

Perhaps I should've seen another film, if I can't stomach what certain grown-ups do for a living. Maybe I'm an idealist, but I can assure you my rose-tinted spectacles came off for two hours. Never has a film captured the disgusting, murky world of banking so vividly.

How Can We Address 'Flexibility' on Ethics in the Financial Services Industry?

John Bowman | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
John Bowman

Executives must realize that the previous era of financial capitalism ended with the global crisis in 2008. Clients, asset owners, and the general public are looking for the industry to return to its core purpose of serving the greater good, providing value to society so that economies and communities' thrive.

'Fire Thousands Of Investment Bankers Or Die' - Report

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Politics

Investment banks must fire thousands of staff and sharpen up their fragmented business operations if they want to survive, warned a stark report from ...

Banks Making BILLIONS In Food Price Bets

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Five major banks made an estimated £2.2 billion over two years from betting on the price of food including wheat, maize and soy, which has sparked ac...

Capping Banker Bonuses Misses the Point

Cyrus Moore | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Cyrus Moore

Brussels is wrong to cap bankers' bonuses, just as it was wrong to propose a financial transactions tax a few months ago. Its thinking, however, is along the right lines; having failed to manage their businesses responsibly, bankers need to be kept on a tight leash.

The Best Way to Invest a Lump Sum

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Macnaughton

It may seem the stuff of fairytales, but there are in fact lots of reasons why you might receive a cash windfall. After all, an unexpected tax rebate, a work-based bonus or a sudden inheritance could all make a big difference to your finances.

Pensioners Will be Facing a Cold Winter Because of the Financial Transactions Tax

David Holcombe | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK
David Holcombe

It's crazy to think that a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) will provide the revenue to solve the world's ills and that it will be a cost borne only b...

Cash Only: Why the Messy Banking Sector Endangers Iraqi Development

Shwan Zulal | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK
Shwan Zulal

Iraq could be one of the richest countries in the world. Yet over three quarters of Iraqis do not have bank accounts. So where do they keep that wealth? And can the Iraqi banking system be dragged into the 21st century?

'Trader From Hell' Alessio Rastani: I Just Want To Help People

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK

Alessio Rastani is not a hoax, he is not anti-capitalist, and he is probably not a psychopath. He is also, he tells the Huffington Post UK, not sellin...

Wrong lessons are learned from the UBS losses at Delta One trading: ring-fencing is not the answer

Ismail Erturk | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK
Ismail Erturk

The supporters of the UK Independent Commission on Banking's report saw the $2 bn. losses last week at UBS from the allegedly fraudulent behaviour of ...

Bank To Cull 30,000 From Global Workforce

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK

HSBC, the UK’s largest bank, has announced that it may axe up to 30,000 employees. The move comes despite announcing pre-tax profits of £7bn for th...