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Brexit trade deal will contain financial services, but UK may not like it

PARIS — As Ella Fitzgerald used to sing, “T’ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it.”<p>That also applies to financial services and trade …

Market Outlook 2018: The Impact Of Tax Reform On Capital Markets

The Republican tax plan, which passed into law on December 22nd, is the most ambitious overhaul of the tax system since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. …

3 Resolutions to Turn GRC Failure Into IRM Success

As we begin the new year, many of our clients are searching for ways to turn their failures with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) technology …

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$30 Trillion In Boomer Savings Needs Protection: The Next Market Meltdown Will Bring Lawsuits

<i>As the stock market inevitably weakens, you see claims about the failure to offer a diversified and defensive lineup.</i><p><i>--</i>Nancy Ross, ERISA attorney<p>I …

What is cloud computing?

The rise of the cloud<p>Cloud computing is a buzzword with a host of different meanings. Some see it as a method for delivering information technology …

SaaS

AI in banking is all about risk management

It is the nature of finance that, at its core, is risk. Insurance is all about covering yourself for the risk of uncertainty. You don’t know if your …

Artificial Intelligence: Do Risk Managers Get It?

When it comes to artificial intelligence, investment analysts, customer service managers and compliance managers seem to agree that the technology …

Conference inspires young women to consider careers in male-dominated fields

Women continue to be underrepresented in certain employment sectors, but a recent conference for high school students in Vancouver set about to make …

Multi-manager hedge funds hook investors with returns recovery

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Multi-manager hedge funds, often star performers, have recovered from below-par returns in 2016, with investors adding $1.2 billion (908 million pounds) to them during the first three quarters of 2017.<p>Although traditionally they are meant to achieve some of the best …

Investing

US stocks on two-day losing streak as health stocks fall

NEW YORK (AP) — So that's what a losing streak feels like. Stocks fell for the second day in a row Friday, which hadn't happened in a month, as …

Stock Markets

Stock market fall "not the Big One", says BAML

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors poured a record $1.3 billion into funds managing tech shares over the past week, contrasting with a picture of ebbing inflow into world equity vehicles and losses on U.S. stock funds, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) said on Friday.<p>Traders work on the floor of the …

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Global stocks weighed down by fears over Trump tax revamp

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets extended losses on Friday as growing uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump's tax revamp dented investor …

Stock Markets

The G.O.P. Tax Plan Has a Fatal Flaw—and Neither the House Nor the Senate Can Fix It

The White House wants to get a tax bill passed, and on Thursday—just hours before Senate Republicans unveiled the outline of their tax proposal—Gary Cohn, Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, told CNBC’s John Harwood that the President had laid down “two really important principles” to guide the …

Republicans

Tesla's biggest problem is one nobody saw coming

Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein breaks down the recent issues facing Tesla and its rollout of the Model 3. The company just had a disastrous earnings report, and confirmed that the major bottleneck in Model 3 production is a battery plant in Nevada. She says this battery issue is …

Tesla

How AI and machine learning could improve wealth management

From robo-advice to chatbots, the much-hyped technology will be revolutionary for finance, claims a new report.<p>In the past 12 months interest in …

Passwords becoming passé—and it can’t happen soon enough

It looks like 2017 is con­tin­u­ing right where 2016 left off—with news of a mas­sive data leak and thou­sands of pass­words being exposed on the …

Bursting Out of the CEO Bubble

When you’re the CEO of a large organization—or even a small one—your greatest responsibility is to recognize whether it requires a major change in direction. Indeed, no bold new course of action can be launched without your say-so. Yet your power and privilege leave you insulated—perhaps more than …

The latest good advice from Vanguard’s Jack Bogle

International investments, which I have recommended for both stock and bond investors for more than 20 years, are finally getting at least some of …

Wall St closes at records helped by finance, energy sectors

Major U.S. stock indexes rose to record high closes on Monday as financial shares recovered from last week's losses and higher oil prices lifted energy shares.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 85.3 points, or 0.37 percent, to 22,957.02, the S&P 500 gained 4.47 points, or 0.18 percent, to …

UVA Investing Conference to Explore How Asset Management Is Changing

A confluence of external and internal industry forces is changing what it means to be a leading asset manager and investor. As a result, UVIC will …

Investing

Risk managers have vital role in creating positive culture

Corporate culture may be a hard-to-define concept but its tangible benefits are increasingly being recognised by business leaders, regulators and …

Employee Engagement

Even best stock pickers can’t beat the smart beta bots

BlackRock shook the world of active management on Tuesday when it announced that it had fired five of its 53 stock pickers. BlackRock will also move $6-billion of the $201 billion invested in traditional active management to quant strategies.<p>The announcement may not sound earth-shattering, but it …

‘Active management is worse than a zero-sum game’ | Financial Times

Everyone was in high spirits at the retirement party for Jim Hawkes when he stepped down as chief executive of Eaton Vance after 11 years. Just hours …

What BlackRock's shift to stock-picking machines means for ordinary investors

BlackRock is ditching human managers in some of its actively managed funds in favor of<p>technology-driven strategies.<p>"Its traditional active funds have …

Building Risk Culture is Easier than Making Hot Dogs

Yes, building risk culture is that easy! Before I explain, let me first clear up a few weird misconceptions about risk culture that have been …

These 46 books about fintech will help you learn all you need, the ultimate resource for aspiring fintech founders

Readers are Leaders. And if you want to become a leader in fintech, check out these books to learn more about fintech, blockchain and other emerging …

US tests blockchain tech solution for crude oil

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>It's seemed likely for a while that commodities trading might be the first sector in which blockchain (or distributed ledger) technology sees widespread adoption.<p>This week, the …

How BlackRock Is Bringing Its New Quant Funds to the Masses

is bringing robot-driven investing to its Main Street customers. As part of an overhaul of its stock-picking unit, the world’s largest money manager said Tuesday it is creating a line of quantitative investing strategies that will be available to retail investors. The broad revamp of the $275.1 …

These Trump Trades Just Aren’t Working Anymore

Hope has faded that the president can push his policies through<p>By<p>James Mackintosh<p>James Mackintosh<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jmackin2<p>james.mackintosh@wsj.com<p>The “Trump trade” has become market shorthand for stocks up, dollar up, bond yields up—and while it has had a rough ride recently, shares …

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