The last time we communicated with our members regarding an external event, was post-the unforeseen election of President Donald Trump broadly 3.5 years ago. Reflecting on that previous post, it seems all the predictions laid out in that communication were highly accurate
Based on 96 country responses to the 2019 IMF-World Bank global fintech survey (GFS), the IMF has released results of regional country fintech experiences. The paper found that while there are important regional and national differences, countries were broadly embracing the opportunities of fintech to boost economic growth and inclusion, while balancing risks to stability and integrity.
In 2017, the Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA) in Saudi Arabia launched 10 delivery programmes to realise the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The most prominent of these programmes is the Financial Sector Development Programme (FSDP) that aims at developing the national economy. By 2030, the sector is expected to grow large enough to fund […]
Data research company Preqin has deep-dived into the future to take a look at what the global alternative assets industry (meaning private capital plus hedge funds) is likely to look like in 2023.The Preqin study titled ‘The Future of Alternatives’, predicts that the alternative assets industry will grow to reach $14 trillion in size by […]
Refinitiv recently unveiled the fifth annual edition of the MENA Financial Crime report titled “Financial Crime In The Middle East And North Africa 2019”. In this edition of the report, the researchers took a closer look at the forces that have shaped today’s risk and compliance function and reveal the changing attitudes and responses to regulation and financial crime across the region.
Chris Thomas, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Eureeca sits down with Chris Bishop of CNBCAfrica to discuss how Eureeca’s equity crowdfunding platform is helping entrepreneurs raise money through angel investors. Eureeca Co-Founder interviewed on CNBCAfrica – Captains of Industry segment
The Dubai SME recently published its second report on ‘The State of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Dubai’ to provide an overview of the Micro, Small and Medium enterprises in Dubai in 2019, especially with regards to their characteristics, performance and aspirations. According to the report, small and medium enterprises are the backbone of […]
According to a research paper published in the Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation, and authored by Katarzyna Kozioł-Nadolna, who is a Professor US of the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Szczecin in Poland, funding innovative projects is one of the most serious problems faced by business owners in Poland
A report titled Women Unbound by PwC, produced in collaboration with The Crowdfunding Center, has identified a powerful gender dynamic: seed crowdfunding campaigns led by women consistently outperform those led by men.Since 2014, The Crowdfunding Center has analysed data from more than 465,000 crowdfunding campaigns and this report analyses the results of two full years […]
Accenture’s recent Fintech Innovation Lab questionnaire surveyed 87 financial services executives and fintechs in New York, London and Hong Kong to understand their perceptions of what was occurring during the four phases of the technology onboarding process: prospecting or marketing; proof of concept; procurement; and actual product implementation.After nearly a decade of growth for the […]