Friday, 21 February 2020

Risk Management and the Coronavirus

Vicky Yu a compliance professional currently in China, has seen the effects of the coronavirus firsthand. She offers lessons learned, hopefully, to protect those organizations that may yet get an up-close-and-personal view into the outbreak.

Since the coronavirus outbreak in China in late December 2019, many Chinese companies or multinational companies that have offices in China are facing stress from government regulations and their own employees. Vicky Yu offers some insight into how risk and compliance professionals can build a stronger system.

Read what she says at Corporate Compliance Insights HERE.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

The Ins and Outs of Remittance Flows

The global immigrant population is growing at a healthy pace. Their collective strength is one to be reckoned with. In 2019, migrants collectively sent $550.5 billion in money back to their home countries—money transfer flows that are more popularly known as remittances.

Remittances serve as an economic lifeline around the world, particularly for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The visualization linked to this post relies on the latest data from the World Bank to create a snapshot of these global remittance flows.

Where do most of these remittances come from, and which countries are the biggest recipients?

Check out the details HERE.

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Asia is reinventing banking

From McKinsey’s Future of Asia research program:

"The West has led much of the development of the world’s modern banking industry across all dimensions⁠—from size, to growth, to business models, and innovation. In recent years, however, Asia has tilted the scale, delivering game-changing growth and innovations in banking services. This reflects not only the increasingly central role of diverse Asian economies in global trade and economic growth, but also Asia’s renewed leadership in scaling innovative technologies and new business models. Now, as the pace of growth slows, Asia’s banks face serious challenges and must reinvent themselves to survive."

You can read this paper, in which McKinsey summarizes the current status of Asia’s banking industry and outline one possible plan of action by which banks may reinvent themselves for the digital age HERE.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Fintech's World

The fintech industry welcomed multi-billion dollar investments in 2019. Where is the most growth, and how are incumbents dealing with digital disruption?

Since the introduction of the first credit card with a magnetic stripe in 1966, financial technology has come a long way. Silicon Valley may not have birthed the term “fintech”, but it has certainly helped catapult its applications into the mainstream.

Leveraging everything from basic apps to the blockchain, the changing dynamics of fintech are creating new investment opportunities every day, growing its appetite with every new megadeal.

Check out the graphic which highlights the global growth of the fintech industry, the services with the most staying power, and major M&A developments of the past year as traditional institutions scramble to deal with this digital disruption.

Read more HERE

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

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Sunday, 29 December 2019

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Part 2 offers a range of practices that will help mitigate some of the operational risks that are specific to the foreign exchange industry.

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Friday, 27 December 2019

4 Experiments Where AI Outsmarted Its Creators

From Two Minute Papers, an amazing look at 4 instances where artificial intelligence outsmarted the folk who developed it. Makes one think …... or, do we really have to (think)?

The paper "The Surprising Creativity of Digital Evolution: A Collection of Anecdotes from the Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life Research Communities" is available here:
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