Decoding DORA: Navigating the digital regulatory landscape
In its aim to strengthen the security of financial entities such as banks, investment firms and insurance companies, the EU has introduced the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) which sets out a regulatory framework to mitigate and prevent cyber threats
Building BRIC by BRIC
At first glance, the planned BRICS expansion seems unlikely to radically reshape the geopolitical status quo. But against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and mounting tensions between China and the US, the move may well have wider implications for the existing global order, writes Rachel Richards
The quantum joke
The volatility smile can seem illogical from the perspective of classical finance, but applying quantum logic allows us to see that it accurately describes...
Top 5 ways to boost employee engagement and commitment
Employee engagement is a priority for many businesses, although it's increasingly difficult to implement it. Measures that can help include listening to your staff...
Tax challenges at the top
High-net-worth individuals face intricate taxation challenges due to global regulations and economic shifts. Strategic asset allocation, estate planning and international tax navigation are key....
The sun is setting on Saudi oil
With a number of programmes and mega projects in the pipeline, Saudi Arabia must look to rapidly shift away from its oil past, but...
Is economics broken?
The science of economics is going through a difficult time, with its credibility and methodologies being questioned by the public, politicians and even economists themselves
The universal space race
The space tourism industry has been growing alongside the ambitions of private space companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, but its future relies on addressing a number of critical factors
Health is wealth
From wearable fitness trackers to personalised meal delivery kits, wellness has cemented itself as a core concept in our everyday lives. But with the market tipped to reach a $7trn valuation by 2025, there is an ever-growing price tag on feeling good
Finding a funding family
When online platforms first enabled individual investors to pledge money towards small businesses, a new type of fintech was born. A few years later, many retail investors saw their peer-to-peer options slowly vanish. Here is a look at the risk and reward of P2P, and what happened to the platforms that created it
IMF reckoning on fallout with rogue nations
African countries often turn to the IMF for bailout assistance, but the raft of conditions that come with these loans are difficult to stomach...
The looming pensions dilemma
Can pension funds cope with a perfect storm of demographic changes and market volatility through riskier investments?
Top 5 financial services that are ripe for automation
AI and automation will enable financial services institutions to redefine their resourcing models, freeing up their best talent to focus on higher-value work
Power and profits: welcome to the mafia
Anna Sergi, a leading authority on the Italian mafia, discusses how the Calabrian ‘ndrangheta became one of the world’s wealthiest criminal organisations by exploiting...
Responsibility in the age of AI
Since generative AI made headlines in 2022, there has been much alarm at the potentially far reaching and unforeseen consequences its development might have
Simplifying a complicated economy
The current bellwether for the health of the global economy is to ask whether the Fed can engineer a soft landing. How it manages the task of lowering inflation will influence the next steps for policymakers
How global currencies end
While global powers jostle for position in the hopes that the greenback’s time at the top of the monetary table is over, one thing remains clear: the US will ultimately decide its fate