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FS Focus: November 2019

In this issue, Peter Wilson takes a look at Africa's fastest growing and most profitable markets. We assess upcoming anti-money-laundering regulation will mean for regulated firms, and Cynergy Bank's Francesca Hampton & Suade Labs' Diana Paredes discuss regtech.

Read our cover story and articles below. The full issue is available for download.

Cover story: Continental shift - Opportunities for financial services in Africa
Peter Wilson explores the opportunities that beckon, as the continent offers some of the world’s fastest growing markets for financial services

Changing the rules for investors in illiquid assets
The Financial Conduct Authority has recently approved new rules for some funds that invest in illiquid assets, but are they tough enough?

Eliminate the negative
David Smith argues interest rates have lost their power to stimulate the economy

Improving bank culture
If banks want to succeed in their recent drive to enhance culture they need to look beyond the automation of control systems, says Daniel Beunza

How to make your brand stand out and deliver success
Chris Torney looks at how firms can create a brand that helps deliver success

Anti-money-laundering regulations get an update
What will the upcoming anti-money-laundering regulations mean for regulated firms? Caroline Biebuyck finds out

Acting on intelligence
Dr Henna Karna, chief data officer at AXA-owned XL Catlin, explains to Chris Evans why the insurance industry needs to transform its approach to data and digital innovation

Gambling on green
Tackling climate change means businesses have to build in proper risk assessment, says Zsuzsanna Schiff

A brief history in credit risk in banking
Banks have been looking at credit risk for many years, but are they any closer to getting the right measures? John Mongelard explores the story so far

Managing expectations with investment management
New research from Deloitte examines the factors that help investment managers deliver a positive client experience. Tony Gaughan explains why this is vital in making investment decisions

Innovation through regulatory technology
Cynergy Bank’s Francesca Hampton and Suade Labs’s Diana Paredes discuss the current impact and future direction of regulation technology

Playing with FIRE
The concept of Fire – financial independence, retire early – promises the ability for people to reach a point at a young age where they don’t need to work. Nick Martindale explores the logistics 


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