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Josef Ackermann suggests European Bank Mergers


Josef Ackermann, the former CEO of Deutsche Bank, says a merger involving Europe’s major banks could be the financial champion Europe needs in an era of Donald Trump’s “America First.” In investment banking, “the U.S. is absolutely taking over. Is that good? In a climate of America First, shouldn’t Europeans [...]

PSD2 – Bane or Blessing


PSD 2 is an European regulatory initiative that has significant implications for the banking sector. (Learn more about what is PSD2?)  In InfoQ, author Pieter de Rycke discusses the pros and cons of PSD2 and the impact it will have on banks.  

Shemara Wikramanayake, a woman executive, to lead Macquarie


Macquarie bank of Australia picked Shemara Wikramanayake, hitherto the head of their asset management division, to be the chief executive replacing Nicholas Moore. Wikramanayake is breaking new ground as one of the rare females and particularly from a minority community to lead a major financial institution. A Macquarie lifer, Wikramanayake led and [...]

HSBC: Digital services for commercial clients


Much of the attention of bankers has been centered around enhancing the digital experiences of consumers and perhaps rightfully so. However, these consumers are also executives at various establishments and there is an inherent desire for getting similar experiences while interacting with a bank. Realizing this HSBC is on the [...]