Women entrepreneurs are better than men at crowdfunding

Women are more successful than men in crowdfunding. In 2015 and 2016, campaigns led by women were 32% more successful than those led by men, across many sectors, countries and cultures. Is crowdfunding the shortcut women entrepreneurs needed to access finance and bypass traditional mechanisms and their deep-rooted bias? What’s …

Did you know: the CSSF simplified IT outsourcing

Cloud-based services, stronger governance and data protection are just some of the new provisions meant to simplify IT outsourcing for regulated entities. The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) Circulars published in May could change the design of financial institutions’ operational processes in Luxembourg. More support for cloud-based services …

Cyber threats: 5 tips to properly manage crises

Cyber threats are skyrocketing. As we’ve recently seen, hackers come up with increasingly sophisticated malware, targeting all industries, including the financial sector. While they easily trade hacking tools on the dark web, many companies still fail to properly take into account cybersecurity risks. Since crises are hard to anticipate and …

Distributed ledger tech shapes a new fund-distribution model

Advising, identifying, instructing, acknowledging, processing, checking, confirming, monitoring, reconciling, reporting, storing, regulating, auditing – the fund-distribution value chain is complex and has many intermediaries. Distributed ledger technologies are, however, bringing about a new business model for the asset management industry.

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