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Young Finance Professionals event: Virtual Current and Future Leaders 2020
This event is suitable for Young Finance Professionals from students to age 35FINSIA and our Young Finance Professional Committees are committed to provide innovative ways of delivering relevant professional development and networking events to suit the under-35s. Our signature event series - Current and Future Leaders is unique and has been highly successful as a face to face event over the last nine years, attracting high profile leaders from across financial services.For more details, please visit : https://www.finsia.com/events/young-finance-professionals-event-virtual-current-an...
UK Fintechs Wage Battle Against Legacy Systems
UK Fintechs Wage Battle Against Legacy SystemsUNESCO lists 1,752 languages around the world as “definitively,” “severely,” or “critically” endangered. To that list it might add COBOL, a programming language first developed in 1959, which is still used by companies that originated in that era. COBOL use is concentrated in the financial sector, which is particularly resistant to change. As of three years ago in 2017, IBM reported that 92 of the top 100 banks still use COBOL for their core operations.Because almost no younger tech talent is learning the mainfra...
American Fintechs Share their Experiences Building the Data Economy
On July 9, 2020, six US fintech startups gathered for Fin & Tech Talk, second in a series of four, to share their experiences in their respective fields. Silicon Valley, the origin of several of the companies, contains all of the world’s classic fintech business models, and the participants represented a broad-cross section of the industry.Three of the six companies represented were in the field of payments. Visa can claim to have invented fintech over 50 years ago with the development of credit cards. Unlike some payment brands, it is customer-facing and has become a household name....
New TABF book release: Basic Knowledge on Fintech
As the field of FinTech continues its progress, financial institutions must not only enhance their digitization, but also make serious efforts to understand the resulting new opportunities it creates.In line with these developments, TABF publishes the book Basic knowledge on FinTech, which was designed by us as a reference for the FinTech Knowledge Test. Co-authored by TABF staff and other experts, it features balanced and credible analysis, avoiding trivia and overly complex concepts while emphasizing readability. The content structure is based on the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s roadmap ...
HKIB Annual Banking Conference 2020-Innovation and Transformation: A Brave New World of Banking
28 September 2020Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition CentreInnovation and Transformation: A Brave New World of BankingThe HKIB Annual Banking Conference sees a confluence of thought-provoking ideas, innovation, and ways of how the banking world is entering a new phase of developments while overcoming growth bottlenecks.For more details,please view the website http://bankingconference.hkib.org/hkib2020/
A Message to APABI Members Regarding the COVID-19 Outbreak
Bill Gates has said that COVID-19 may be the “once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about.” Many countries have been caught unprepared for a pandemic of this scale. It is important to maintain situational awareness in order to plan and execute an effective response for yourself and your business. Here are some key numbers to watch:The doubling time for new cases. The overall number of cases simply indicates the timing of the outbreak, not the eventual severity. If your area still has a low caseload, use the time wisely to prepare.The ratio of positive results to all test results. This ...
Resilience and your Leadership in a Changing World
Learn how to remain a strong leader in the face of global economic uncertainty, frequent setbacks and new challenges.This self-leadership presentation is designed to give you the courage and ability to lead your company, your team and even your community during times of change.You will learn:Four resilience building habits that successful leaders prioritise and how to apply them to your life.How to embrace a "challenge" mindset and the ability to appraise adverse events effectively.How to manage your stress so you can courageously lead with empathy and effectiveness.For more, please visit :&nb...
FINSIA Quarterly Economic Update with Paul Bloxham
Forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies. For more details, please visit https://www.finsia.com/events/finsia-quarterly-economic-update-paul-bloxham
IBF Masterclass - Transfer Pricing – application and impact on financial transactions
IBF Masterclass - Transfer Pricing – application and impact on financial transactions16 Jul 2020The last decade was defined by a range of international tax and transfer pricing developments which came about due to the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ("BEPS") Action Plans. Although the BEPS Action Plans were finalised in 2016, a key aspect – on financial transactions - was largely left untouched. In February 2020, the guidance on financial transactions was finally released by the OECD. Such guidance was consistent with both Action Plan 4 (Limiting Base Erosion involving Inter...