Book Review: Moneyland

Book Review: Moneyland

Oliver Bullough dissects how global mega wealth and corruption really work, and offers a possible if unlikely solution

"Moneyland" pulls back the curtain on the shady, secretive underworld of the world's mega-wealthy, in which they move vast sums of money around with the intention of keeping it away from tax authorities, and knowledge of it away from tax payers.

The Top Nine Finance Experts to Follow on LinkedIn

The Top Nine Finance Experts to Follow on LinkedIn

For corporate finance professionals, who have no shortage of expert resources to read, view and engage with on LinkedIn, it's difficult to narrow the list down to a handful of "must follow" influencers.

To pitch in, we've built a list of business and finance experts to regularly follow on LinkedIn. It's a short list, but it does include some of the most brilliant financial minds in the business.

Predictions of a Global Recession Are Rising: Here's What Businesses Need to Know

Predictions of a Global Recession Are Rising: Here's What Businesses Need to Know

A negative economic outlook portends possible business risks.

Just a year on from economists' almost unanimous agreement that the global economy was in robust shape, the outlook in 2019 has essentially shifted 180 degrees to that of pessimism.

Will AI take the Jobs of Finance Professionals?

Will AI take the Jobs of Finance Professionals?

Finance industry commentators believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will replace many existing financial services positions. Along with blockchain, digital transformation and regulation, AI is a technology set to roil banks now and in the coming years.

Join us in this article as we dive into the topic of AI in finance and what its growth and sophistication mean for financial professionals.

How Populism Impacts Exchange Rates: What Your Company Needs to Know

How Populism Impacts Exchange Rates: What Your Company Needs to Know

The increasing global shift to populist-led governments has generated upheaval for currency markets. 

Populist governments are now in place in the United States, Turkey, Brazil, Italy, Hungary and Poland. Mexico recently ushered in a new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who ran on a leftist, anti-establishment platform.

The Top Three “Must Reads" for CFOs in 2018

The Top Three “Must Reads" for CFOs in 2018

2018 has been a barnburner for business management books, as a red-hot economy and new rules on taxes, trade and tariffs take center stage. With companies looking for new ideas and new talent in the C-level suites, which tomes should executives put on their “must read" holiday list?

These three books certainly qualify.

Year End Review: The Top 5 Volatile Currencies for 2018

Year End Review: The Top 5 Volatile Currencies for 2018

Currency volatility around the globe is stabilizing in late 2018, and that's good news for corporate financial officers who've been beset by excessive risk in the currency market during the first nine months of the year.

Geopolitical events and economic strife had steered currency risk upward in the first half of 2018, so a downward trend is welcome news for currency market participants.

How Inflation Drives Your Company's Purchasing Power in FX Markets

How Inflation Drives Your Company's Purchasing Power in FX Markets

Inflation is one of the key drivers of exchange rate movements. Keeping it within an ideal range is one of the great, constant challenges for central banks.

Inflation in a country and the associated tools that its central bank employs can have an indirect impact on purchasing power in other currencies.

Duly Noted: Fun Facts About Bank Notes and Currencies All Over the World

Duly Noted: Fun Facts About Bank Notes and Currencies All Over the World

You may think of the history of bank notes as a dry one – and that's not a surprise given the sober, serious nature of global currencies and international commerce.

Yet if you thought that bank notes lacked a colorful narrative, you'd be off base by a wide margin.