Blogs & Opinion

19 Dec 13
Every once in a while it’s worth reminding ourselves what banks are here for.
19 Dec 13
Asia is a region of great promise; predicted to account for over half of global output by the middle of the century.
28 Nov 13
As banks seek growth, rapid-growth markets (RGMs) are a natural draw.
26 Nov 13
The purpose of the article is to draw attention on the recent volatility in Indian Rupee, various hedging options and effective hedging...
13 Nov 13
Staff movement is creating vacancy activity throughout the Asian finance and banking sector as people decide to change employers – giving us...
12 Nov 13
When I was requested for comment about the government deficit of Taiwan recently, I told my friends that instead of government deficit, they...
8 Nov 13
The Indian mutual fund industry has been going through turmoil in the last few years due to uncertain market conditions and regulatory changes....
12 Sep 13
The changing landscape of finance is a huge subject so let’s start with a short history of banking (thanks here to Wikipedia).
31 Jul 13
There are still pockets of skills shortages throughout the Asian finance and banking sector – giving us evidence that employers are looking...
18 Jul 13
As the financial market has seen some signs of improvement, there is a new profile of job seeking candidates who are looking to re-enter the...
20 Jun 13
Alan Greenspan, chairman of the US Federal Reserve during 1987-2006, was often heralded as the most celebrated central banker of modern times....
18 Jun 13
Ethics is more important in any profession.
4 Jun 13
Like or not, Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase’s (NYSE: JPM) iconic Chairman & CEO, survived a referendum vote of his leadership over his...
17 Apr 13
Many commentators have pointed out the circle of money that is quantitative easing and which has been responsible, ultimately, for the record...
25 Mar 13
There is a common misconception that there is a huge difference in pace and culture between Asian and foreign multinational banks.
18 Mar 13
A few months ago during a course that I did for a group of South Korean bankers, there was a moment where the conversation turned round to what...
8 Mar 13
The LIBOR scandal rocked the world of finance last year after reports emerged of gross misconduct by Barclay’s Bank in the submission of...
6 Mar 13
The growing trend of central banks around the world to stimulate economic growth by instituting quantitative easing is having the effect...
4 Feb 13
Fitch Ratings’ outlook for Asia-Pacific (APAC) banks is a broad reflection of their ability to handle the risks of a less favourable...
4 Feb 13
Ostensibly, the country's GDP per capita remains little change in the past twenty years and the banking industry hasn't change much...
29 Jan 13
Management guru late C.K.
19 Dec 12
The recent developments in the LIBOR scandal feels like we're back in the ages of the Merchant of Venice.
7 Nov 12
It’s fair to say that, at the moment, consumer protection high on the agenda of many national regulators and central banks.
6 Nov 12
Erroneous software sometimes play havoc in Capital markets.
29 Oct 12
2011 has been labelled as the “year of revolt” with the birth of the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring uprising.
22 Oct 12
Asia’s banking and finance sector is still actively hiring – evidence that particular skills are in demand in the region despite the...
22 Oct 12
We speak of the “global” financial crash of 2008 but in many respects the crash was a trans-Atlantic one; certainly the bank crash...
15 Oct 12
The global financial crisis of 2008 has taught the financial services industry several lessons: the importance of managing liquidity; the need...
30 Sep 12
Hong Kong and Singapore are popular places to build careers.
12 Sep 12
A number of countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America have ‘come in from the cold’ in recent years as a result of...
6 Sep 12
High Availability is a Business Decision Before automated teller machines, customers looking to access banking services...
6 Sep 12
High or rapidly increasing leverage, together with mounting exposure to China, will constrain upward rating momentum for banks in Asia-Pacific (...
22 Aug 12
The last 12 months have taught us that Asia Pacific is not immune to the redundancies that have swept through global financial services.
31 Jul 12
This article illustrates key drivers behind restructuring of banks in Vietnam and highlights the key priorities in the restructuring journey...
31 Jul 12
Despite current global economic conditions, demand is still evident across Asia’s banking and finance sector for particular skills...
31 Jul 12
June and July have been particularly bad public relations months for the banking industry in the United Kingdom.
25 Jul 12
We proposed that Barclays should be split into two separate banks - one focused on retail banking and the other on investment banking - in our 5...
17 Jul 12
Supervision of Spain’s troubled banking system has now passed largely into the hands of inspectors drawn from the European Commission, the...
13 Jul 12
Over the past couple of months, Europe has been at a crossroads.