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FS Focus: April 2019

In this issue Dame Helena Morrisey talks to Peter Wilson about the finance sector and its worrying gender pay gap reports, Henry Teitelbaum on why global risks, such as climate change, should bring infrastructure spend into sharper focus and Paul Wallace reports on how central bankers are rewriting the script for 2019.

Cover story: Building a new life for the future
Against a backdrop of rising populism, crushing austerity and climate change, infrastructure has suffered. Henry Teitelbaum explains how global risks demand sharper focus on the matter.

Playing it fast and loose
John Sills explores whether the new kids on the banking block are playing by the rules.

Open season
Dave Gardner, lead of the financial services practice at law firm TLT, talks to Chris Evans about the challenges and opportunities of open banking and the revised Payment Services Directive.

Doing your homework
Nearly a year on from its introduction, are you GDPR compliant? Legal expert Karen Holden reports.

Eastern promise
As the world shifts east, so must financial services. David Smith, economics editor of The Sunday Times shares his views.

In case of emergency
Some large banks are struggling to function due to unknown rogue elements impacting cyber resilience. This scenario highlights what more could have been done to lessen the effects of the attack.

The gender divide
As financial services firms report further worrying gender pay gap figures, Peter Wilson looks at what they need to do and why.

The price is not right
Dominic Lindley looks at lessons learned in price regulation in financial services.

What's the worst that could happen
Zsuzsanna Schiff explains ICAEW's efforts to bolster financial services firms' climate related financial disclosures. 

Predict the future
Brendan van der Hoek looks at some of the challenges for banks using forward-looking scenarios in determining expected credit losses under IFRS 9.

Avoiding injury
With a change to the Ogden discount rate expected imminently, Mohammed Khan, Sundip Mistry and Andrew Corner look at its potential effects.

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