A lot of investors have been sold a story about listed investment companies and will have reason to be disappointed. MARKETS >
Our prudential regulator won’t be waiting for an international committee to take the lead on setting capital requirements for banks as it has said it would in the past; instead it will inform the big four how much capital they need to be holding in coming months.
Regtech is coming. Already, within the growing fintech segment, “regtech” has taken a decent slice of funding, and experts expect it to continue to grow.
Apart from capital market optimists, there are few professionals getting excited about the prospects of the IPO market this year.
The country’s largest bank continues to make a case of the existence of bank branches and ATMs despite revealing a meteoric rise in digital services during its first half results this week.
Ken Swan, The Wealth Academy, director.
The securities regulator is watching closely for trading in shares in listed companies which may be informed by confidential information this reporting season.
While newly elected US President Donald Trump owns the headlines and Twitter airwaves at the moment, it’s quite possible China could end up dominating geopolitical issues this year.
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Walk into the office of most well-regarded boutique funds managers — this correspondent has been into a few — and you’ll find it resembles more the domain of an academic or university professor, not a high-flying player in finance. FUNDS MANAGEMENT >
Mentoring, internships and on the job training are among the workplace initiatives set to surge this year following discussions by world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. FUTURE OF WORK >