2019

The End Of Cash?

The End Of Cash?

Financial institutions are pushing the benefits of going cashless, but many users remain wary.

Reimagining The World Of Work

Reimagining The World Of Work

Innovations like AI and robotic automation are radically changing the workplace. But they are also changing the nature of work itself for the next generation.

2018

Getting Serious About Blockchain

Getting Serious About Blockchain

Some of the world’s largest institutions are dabbling, as blockchain and DLT invade areas like trade finance, syndicated lending and cross-border payments. 

Global Winners: Leveraging Change

Regulation and technology have transformed treasury since 2008. Our global winners have turned those changes to advantage.  

2017

EuroFinance 2017 | Treasury On The Brink

BNP Paribas in association with PwC, software vendor SAP and the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) released the second edition of the Journeys To Treasury (JTT) report. The report is a joint thought-leadership initiative that addresses the most important and pertinent items on treasurers’ agendas and offers insights in the world of treasury from the perspectives of the bank, the consultant, the software provider and the industry association.

Central Banker Report Cards 2017

In our October issue, Global Finance presents its latest annual grading of the world's central bank governors. Here, we present the nine who received an "A" grade in 2017: those from Australia, Honduras, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Paraguay, Russia, Taiwan and the United States. 

The Future Of Treasury

A tsunami of technological progress is forcing risk-averse corporate finance executives to confront changes in the environment.  

SME Finance | Mind The Gap

Bank service to smaller enterprises doesn’t reach the level of service they provide to their larger retail and industrial clients, leaving a gap that fintechs are eager to fill.

Banks Wary Of Opening Up

Rules requiring banks to make client data available to third parties are taking shape, generating both trepidation and excitement in the fintech world.

Chain Of Crude

Global Finance talks with Arnaud Stevens, Frédéric Dalibard of Nexitis, and Luca Comparini of IBM about blockchain technologies and commodity trade finance.

The Future of Financial Innovation

Throughout history, there have been major transformative periods where a single innovation has wrought profound social and economic changes over the next century 

Trade Finance Getting Its E-Legs

Processes that have changed relatively little over hundreds of years in trade finance are being catapulted into the 21st century, due to significant advances in data analytics, digitization and shared ledger technology. Once a forgotten backwater of transaction banking, trade ...

New Tools Beget New Solutions

Each advance in technology opens doors for new approaches and ideas. This year’s innovators in finance show the range of problems being tackled.

Blockchain: What’s All The Fuss About?

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin was the first working example of a blockchain, or distributed ledger, but important as it has become, it barely begins to explain why banks, regulators (including central banks) and tech firms are all over this technology.

2016

Move Over Fiat Currencies

​At Sibos in Geneva, financial technology, or fintech (blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning), was present in almost every conference presentation and workshop. And even in those sessions that didn’t directly reference it, one felt a sense that banking in particular ...