View from Singapore: one year of the VCC structure
At the start of 2020, Singapore introduced a new corporate entity structure, the Variable Capital Company (VCC), and by June the number of incorporated VCCs had grown to over 300. This has now sparked the interest of larger asset managers, and helped to further solidify Singapore’s reputation as a leading financial centre
The digital revolution
The technological advancements during the last decade have been – quite simply – life changing, but at what price? Are we heading down a road where the big tech companies have too much power, money and influence?
Banks’ changing climate
The topic of climate change has emerged as a major challenge for central banks, although its extent and the immediate consequences remain highly uncertain
Russia’s bear economy
The lack of confidence in the Russian economy has stemmed from at least two major sources, the fall in the price of oil and the international economic sanctions imposed on the country – what now?
Is kindness in leadership the key to recovery?
We are often given the impression that to be successful in business, leaders must be detached, cool and hyper-competitive.
Is stagflation coming?
First came a global pandemic, then national lockdowns, furloughing, redundancies and insolvencies. A vaccine roll-out and easing of restrictions pointed to better times, but could another problem be headed our way?
The rise of ESG and the importance of compliance
Environmental, social and governance issues have shot up the corporate, social and political agenda over the past 18 months; ‘ESG’ is the acronym du jour, and the need to align business models with these concerns has never been greater.
How can banks respond to the open banking revolution?
Open banking possibilities are endless, yet many banks are still stuck in the dark ages. It’s time for banks to move with the times
Quantum computing is finally having something of a moment
An increasing number of breakthroughs are taking place in the world of quantum computing, all of which will have fascinating repercussions.
China leads again in race for economic recovery
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the US has shown no signs of learning from China on the best way to recover in the most difficult of times
Critical minerals and the new geopolitics arena
Relationships are important in all walks of life and countries now need to ensure the business supply chains for rare and essential minerals are secured
Rethinking capitalism in the post-pandemic world
The challenges faced due to COVID-19 are daunting, but also offers an opportunity to hit the reset button in a way that hasn’t been possible during the last 75 years
The disconnect problem found in the stock market
With no sign of clear skies ahead, the markets present the illusion of having already weathered the pandemic-induced economic storm. But how accurate is this view?
The myth of the stand-alone CEO: a mentality shift to succeed in business
There is a flawed perception that certain companies will sink or swim based solely on who the figurehead is. A closer look will always show a strong team and well thought out delegation.
The passing of the baton: three steps to a successful succession process
CEO succession is one of the most important, if not the most important, joint responsibilities of the Board of a company. It has a huge impact on the company’s future and is a critical business continuity issue.
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