A peek at non-executive directors, guardians of governance

In the intricate world of governance, where decisions shape the destiny of companies, funds and financial markets, we find a group of unsung heroes known as non-executive directors (NEDs).   Think of them as wise overseers with a wealth of experience from various industries who bring a fresh, objective perspective to …

Tips to rock your digital transformation to success

Digital transformation often brings a mix of excitement and apprehension. Common concerns include job security, loss of human interaction, and adapting to new technologies.   Despite these fears, successful digital transformation hinges on a human-centric approach that values and involves employees, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and growth. In …

Scoring in corporate banking: Luxembourg’s winning strategy

Much like a top contending team in the European Championship, Luxembourg’s corporate banking sector excels by consistently strategising and optimising its operations. But to understand its prominence, we need to look back at its history.  Its rise began in the late 1960s when German banks entered the pan-European markets, capitalising …

The Tech Avengers in the battle against Financial Crime

In the complex world of financial crime, where shadowy figures shuffle money like a game of cards, technology emerges as our hero.   Financial crime is a serious threat to the global economy and society. These crimes can undermine the integrity of financial markets, harm the reputation of businesses, and ease …

How finance gets personal, or the revolution of hyper-personalisation in Banking

  “Imagine if we, as a bank, could precisely know what each customer needs before they even articulate it. We could offer them financial products that they actually want, not just what we think they might need,” says Emily, a successful bank manager who is always eager to innovate.  She …

Ready, Set, Compete! Assessing Luxembourg’s place in the global race for competitiveness

In the fast-paced arena of the global economy, countries compete in a never-ending race for prosperity and influence, with each country striving to outpace others. The prize? Nothing less than economic supremacy and growth to outshine all others. As Luxembourg is traditionally not considered as a powerhouse when it comes …

Content Marketing trends for a lasting relationship with your audience

In any relationship, romantic or otherwise, you usually establish trust when both sides consistently prove they are as good as their word. The same applies to brands. Content marketing is a powerful tool to build trust—and ultimately, a relationship­­—with your audience, but you’ve got to earn it first. You do …

‘Basel IV’: a significant evolution to better protect banks and people’s savings

Portugal was still grappling with the harrowing effects of the financial crisis when, in July 2014, a(nother) scandal hit the country’s headlines and beyond. Banco Espírito Santo (BES)—one of Portugal’s largest private banks back then—was at the epicentre. The first alarm bell went off when the bank, owned by the …

Can banks help save the world? Maybe, but they can’t do it alone.

Banks have a unique opportunity to become powerful agents of positive change via Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) principles and helping to finance the green transition. But how is this going to come about when saving the planet is no simple task (and when trying to remain prosperous while doing …

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