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  • More debt writedowns in the style of Greece is to be expected. It assesses the Harvard-star Carmen Reinhart

    August 13, 2014 by Magnus Lind 1 comment so far

    Dagens Industri reports (translated to English by Treasury Peer): According to Carmen Reinhart, one major reason for the sluggish recovery is that the debt burden in many of the affected countries have not yet declined, although in many places it has moved from private to public hands. “It is private debt before a crisis often become…Full article

    Initiative to build up a combined EUR financial market inside the EUR area

    July 8, 2014 by Magnus Lind

    Reuters report: “Bankers and policymakers say capital markets union is seen as a logical step after the euro zone completes banking union. From November the European Central Bank will be the single supervisor for top lenders, raising questions about how fragmentation in equity and bond markets could also be reduced. Talk in Brussels suggests a capital…Full article

    The transition of power that changes the way international organizations are managed

    June 26, 2014 by Magnus Lind

    There is a transition of power from developed countries to emerging markets that changes the way international organizations are managed. Companies from developed countries many times will not be able to enforce the customs, rules and management styles from home any longer. On the contrary it creates a need for allowing more adjustments to local conditions…Full article

    April, May and June meetings: Corporate attitude to regulation is shifting

    June 1, 2014 by Magnus Lind

    When we discuss “regulation” we mean financial regulation such as EMIR, Dodd-Frank, Basel III, AML, KYC etc. The last couple of years, when we’ve done research in preparation for our roundtables, the most crucial topic has been to understand what the consequences are for us of all new regulation. We’ve also had the concern of…Full article

    Instant and cheap forex is here

    May 15, 2014 by Petri Kajander 1 comment so far

    Cryptocurrencies are here to stay. We are in the early days like Internet in 1994. Yet, the ideas and concepts are opening new vistas to many fields and industries. Former Goldman Sachs partner recently commented that all the smartest guys in the room have all turned their attention to Bitcoin. Venture capital luminaries such as…Full article

    The transformational collateral shift (for the corporate world)

    May 6, 2014 by Magnus Lind 3 comments so far

    Historically we’ve been used having to provide collateral when we wanted a loan to invest in a factory or borrow working capital for instance. The collateral could consist of a mortgage, a customer invoice, or securities. The banks demanded collateral from us to secure their lending to us. Since the financial crisis the banks hardly lend to…Full article

    Corporates expands into financial services

    April 21, 2014 by Magnus Lind

    The Internet is distributing powers to the consumers in industry after industry forcing dramatic change to current business models. Now the Internet is finally redesigning financial services, which Milton Friedman foresaw already in 1999 (!) according to this video (no endorsements to Bill Still and the Still Reports): It’s very exciting to now see how…Full article

    The disruptive force of cryptocurrencies is creating the “Internet of Money”

    April 2, 2014 by Magnus Lind

    The concept of cryptocurrencies, e.g. bitcoin, is breathtaking and most likely as disruptive as internet itself. It’s not the currencies in themselves, it’s the infrastructure they provide – a complete financial system. Recently I visited Istanbul to meet with leading companies to discuss the development of financial services and have a roundtable with Turkish treasurers…Full article