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4 Female Investors Who Are Using Their Capital To Drive Positive Social Change

Eric Wilson, Tatler Hong Kong – 11 March 2021 There is a recent trend of investors who are focusing on both the environmental and social and wealth impact of their investments, using their money to make positive change. Tatler Hong Kong looks at four female investors in this sphere who are investing their money into…

India’s state bankers strike against Modi reform plans

Benjamin Parkin, Financial Times – 15 March 2021 Across India, public sector bank workers are striking in protest of Modi’s plans to sell two state lenders to raise funds for Covid-19 economic recovery and reform the banking sector. However, economists worry that opening up this sector to corporate influence could give business chiefs too much…

HSBC Malaysia appoints head of global banking

Christopher Copper-Ind, International Investment – 1 March 2021 HSBC Malaysia has appointed its new female head of global banking, Christina Cheah. Cheah joined the bank in 2013 and has worked her way up, with more than 40% of the Malaysia executive committee now women. Read what Stuart Milne, HSBC Malaysia CEO, had to say about…

International Women’s Day: 10 female finance & investment blogs to follow

Joanne Poh, AsiaOne – 2 March 2021 Many women across the globe have found a new role in society as the part ‘breadwinner’ for the household or, indeed, for the firm. This article in AsiaOne highlights 10 finance and investment blogs you should follow, run by females or inspired by a female-centric view of personal…

Applying machine learning in capital markets: Pricing, valuation adjustments, and market risk

This article was a collaborative effort by Juan Aristi Baquero, Akos Gyarmati, Marie-Paule Laurent, Pedro J Silva, and Torsten Wegner, representing views from McKinsey & Company’s Risk Practice. When the COVID-19 outbreak became a global pandemic, financial-markets volatility hit its highest level in more than a decade, amid pervasive uncertainty over the long-term economic impact. Calm…

Ant Group: Jack Ma’s biggest market debut suspended amid fears over regulation

Daniel Broby, University of Strathclyde – The Conversation In a surprise last minute decision, the flagship stock exchange listing of Ant Group was suspended by regulators in China and Hong Kong. The Chinese tech giant, backed by Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, was to be the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in history. The suspension puts…

The Coming Greater Depression of the 2020s

Nouriel Roubini forecasts the ‘Coming Greater Depression of the 2020s in an article published by Project Syndicate. He highlights how the COVID-19 crisis has arrived at a particularly bad moment for the global economy. He contends the world has long been drifting into a perfect storm of financial, political, socioeconomic, and environmental risks, all of which…