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Finextra: One-third of central banks plan to invest in new markets and asset classes

Seeking better returns in a low-yield environment, central banks are undertaking a “gradual but definite expansion” of investment and trading activity beyond their conventional boundaries, says a new report published by BNY Mellon in collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School.…

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Inc: Eight trends in 2018

Blockchain technology will continue to trend this year, according to an article in Inc. magazine. A recent study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge found that “even conservative central banks are upbeat about blockchain technology and…

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Irish Examiner: Banks have to move fast to restore faith

A report by the Centre of Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School is featured in the article. The report, co-authored by Professor Michael Pollitt and Professor Ian Jones, looks on how UK banks, including Barclays, Lloyds, TSB and Santander,…

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Central banks are trialling blockchain

Central banks and other public sector institutions are actively involved in distributed ledger technology experiments and trials, finds the first Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Interest in enterprise blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)…

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Brains and machines

Elisabetta Osta, Managing Director for Information, Insights and Innovation at Barclays and a Visiting Fellow in Marketing at Cambridge Judge, talks about motivation, mentoring and consumer behaviour. I've always been fascinated by how our brains work. My background is behavioural…

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Citi EMEA director on finance career expectations

Cambridge Judge Business School alumna Irina Kim talks about corporate banking, career boosting and the current financial job market. Irina Kim, the London-based Regional Relationship Director for Citigroup Europe, Middle East and Africa, was a member of the Cambridge Judge's…

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Banking wisdom: flexibility is important in a fast-changing world

Senior roles at Citigroup, the Bank of England and now Standard Chartered Bank has taught Chris Daniels the importance of an open mind. It's really important to be flexible. I initially studied medicine, then became a lawyer and then went…

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The deal-maker: what it takes to lead the way

From his place at the top table of British banking, Sir Simon Robertson has worked with and for some of the biggest names in the world of corporate finance. I am proud to belong to a rather exclusive club of…

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Predicting crisis

'Incident Dashboard' helps Barclays predict whether incidents may snowball into big issues, as discussed at Cambridge Trust in Banking conference. Just about every adult, at some point, encounters a bank’s automatic teller machine (ATM) that doesn't work. Some people might…

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Five things that customers of conventional banks should envy about Islamic finance

Recent regulations make switching banks easier. But have you ever thought about switching to a whole different banking system, one that can't charge interest and must treat customers fairly? When it comes to better banking Islamic finance has a lot…

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