The age old tale of financial crises

Tom Spencer

The story of the 2008 financial crisis begins somewhere shortly after the death of Jesus Christ himself. Not 33 years after Christ’s passing did Emperor Tiberius of the Roman Empire have to rescue his constituents’ financial sanctity through the age-old process of quantitative easing.

Novantas – Financial Consultants

Management Consulted

NOVANTAS FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS Today, we take a look at the industry leader in advisory services for financial institutions. The post Novantas – Financial Consultants appeared first on Management Consulted. For the last 15 years, Novantas has worked with 80% of the world’s largest global banks, payment networks, wealth managers, and other … Continued. consulting interviews

Wanted: Accurate Financial Statements

Martinka Consulting

Solid financial systems and (therefore) accurate financial statements are one of my four top things an owner can do to increase value and prepare for a sale. After the run of mangled financial statements I’ve seen this year it’s my number one reason, with a bullet. The post Wanted: Accurate Financial Statements appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Once again I’m in the middle of a deal where the seller treats accounting like a weak little step-sister.

William Black on Global Financial Stability

Tom Spencer

In his TED Talk from last year (watch it below) Black talks about “liar’s loans” and other tactics that the banks used to bring the global economy to its knees during the 2008 financial crisis.

4 Financial Innovations to Make Business Easier

Tom Spencer

Here are four (4) examples of financial innovations that can make your business easier to run. Peer lending is one of the newest financial innovations in the world today. This is a guest post from Sarah Smith. Overview.

A decade after the global financial crisis: What has (and hasn’t) changed?

McKinsey

Insights on Financial ServicesThe world economy has recently returned to robust growth. But some familiar risks are creeping back, and new ones have emerged.

The new dynamics of financial globalization

McKinsey

Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form of financial globalization is emerging. Our Insights

Big Data and Machine Learning Won’t Save Us from Another Financial Crisis

Harvard Business

Ten years on from the financial crisis, stock markets are regularly reaching new highs and volatility levels new lows. The financial industry has enthusiastically and profitably embraced big data and computational algorithms, emboldened by the many triumphs of machine learning.

Data Analytics for Financial Institutions

BCG

Financial institutions continue to collect vast amounts of data, but few are generating a return commensurate with their investment. Article Tuesday, May 09, 2017.

How to Create and Sustain Financial Inclusion

BCG

Financial inclusion helps propel socioeconomic development. Only by fully understanding and quantifying financial inclusion can stakeholders bring more people into the financial system and raise their overall standard of living and well-being. Focus Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Using fintech to democratize financial services

McKinsey

PayPal’s CEO explains how digital can bring new people into the banking fold and create opportunities for them to spend, save, and make charitable contributions. Our Insights

Mobile money in emerging markets: The business case for financial inclusion

McKinsey

Insights on Financial ServicesMeeting the mobile money needs of the unbanked in emerging markets is a vast opportunity. To succeed, providers need a clear view on what drives mobile money economics, and an innovative mind-set.

What Brexit Means for Financial Institutions

BCG

Focus Monday, August 01, 2016. The vote in favor of “Brexit,” Britain’s exit from the EU, has created significant uncertainty for the UK, the EU, and global economies. The arrangements for the UK’s departure and the terms and timing of the eventual exit are unclear.

How financial products can attract infrastructure capital from institutional investors

McKinsey

By mitigating key risks of investing in major infrastructure projects in emerging markets, banks, governments, and international financial institutions can close the funding gap in developing Asia.

Financial globalization hits a more stable, inclusive stride

McKinsey

After the global financial crisis, a number of countries stepped back from the world stage, choosing to instead focus on domestic capital while being more selective about foreign investments.

Ensuring Digital Readiness in Financial Services

BCG

Article Thursday, April 28, 2016. Across industries, digital innovators are pushing customer service standards higher every day, offering ever-expanding arrays of cutting-edge, digitally enabled services and features.

Financial globalization 2.0

McKinsey

Signs of greater resilience and increased stability are everywhere. Actions taken over the last ten years therefore imply less fragility when the next crisis hits, as it surely will, write Susan Lund and Hans-Helmot Kotz in Project Syndicate. MGI in the News

Improving Financial Inclusion in South Africa

BCG

Financial inclusion, which is linked to family prosperity, GDP growth, and reduction of poverty rates, can help build a more promising future for South Africa. But financial institutions and the government must work together closely to achieve it. Focus Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

What a Business Financial Statement Can Tell You About the Health of Your Business

Tom Spencer

Bills come in, sales go out, you have your day-to-day goals and you watch the curvy line of profit and loss make its inexorable progress throughout the financial year. You have your big one-year and … Continue reading "What a Business Financial Statement Can Tell You About the Health of Your Business". Business Strategy balance sheet business planning cash flow statement financial statements income statement

3 ways financial advisory consulting bests strategy consulting

Management Consulted

From the variety of work and access to C-level executives to the wide array of exit opportunities, strategy operations consulting far surpassed financial advisory consulting as our recommended career to pursue. Financial advisory firms recruit from a broader set of schools.

ModelOff 2012 ? The Financial Modeling World Championships

Tom Spencer

ModelOff 2012 – Financial Modeling World Championships. MODELOFF is a fun, innovative and professional competition for students and young professionals to develop and test their financial modeling skills against their friends, colleagues and top modelers from around the world.

A Blueprint for Digital Companies’ Financial Reporting

Harvard Business

In a recent HBR article , we claimed that modern digital companies such as Uber, Facebook, and Alphabet play an increasingly important role in the economy, but their financial statements fail to capture company’s main value drivers. In a follow up HBR article , we interviewed several chief financial officers (CFOs) of leading technology companies and senior analysts of investment banks and distilled seven key insights from those discussions. Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images.

Growing through M&A in Financial Services

Strategy+Business

In a wide-ranging interview presented as part of our "Inside the Mind of the CEO" series, Gary Norcross, chief executive officer of global payment and financial technology giant FIS, discusses the company's strategy. FIS is preparing for growth amid disruption by investing in acquisitions, placing bets on startups, and bolstering its own technological capabilities

Looking Beyond Short Term Financial Metrics (Nigel Lake, Part 2 of 10)

Tom Spencer

Tom: Do you think that short term financial metrics are part of the problem in developing long term strategy? Business Strategy HIP Investor Nigel Lake Nokia Royal Mail Short Term Financial Metrics The Long Term Starts Tomorrow(Source: Flickr ).

5 reasons to choose strategy consulting over financial advisory consulting

Management Consulted

Strategy consulting vs. financial advisory consulting – both are consulting. Financial advisory consultants address how a company spends cash, manages debt, and issues equity for specific internal projects, acquisitions, or other key growth plans. One note – we’re addressing here specifically financial advisory consultants who work for large companies – not personal financial advisors.

Five Problems for Data Science Consulting teams in Financial Services

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: There are five key problems for data scientist consulting teams in financial services right now. The post Five Problems for Data Science Consulting teams in Financial Services appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. The key problems work around the acronym FLAWS: Free resource Lacking context All about the data Wide gap between strategy and training Shiny objects I’ll go through each of these in turn.

The Financial Insecurity Bias

Strategy+Business

If people haven't lived up to their own financial expectations or think their peers are better off, it can affect the way they spend and save, and can make them more likely to behave unethically.

“Positive Ripple” Asininity Courtesy of Financial Times

MishTalk

Economically illiterate Financial Times writer Gillian Tett is singing the praises of inflation. There’s nothing special about being an economic illiterate. It’s the norm. What’s unusual is the way Tett pretends to know what is best for everyone in Japan. “ A generation has grown up thinking deflation is normal and desirable ,” says Tett. more…). Economics

Lacy Hunt on Financial Repression; Deleveraging Not

MishTalk

In another of his series on Financial Repression, Gordon Long of Market Research and Analytics interviewed Dr. Lacy Hunt, Executive Vice President of Hoisington Investment Management Company. On Long''s Financial Repression Website , you can see all the interviews in this series.

Efraim Benmelech on Financial Disease

Strategy+Business

The associate professor of finance at the Kellogg School of Management, discusses the lifecycle of a financial crisis. For more related insights, read " Efraim Benmelech on Financial Contagion

Abra Cadabra: Yellen “No Financial Crisis in Our Lifetime” vs Fed’s Kashkari “67% Chance of Another Financial Crisis”

MishTalk

Fed Chair Janet Yellen made financial news today when she proclaimed that she expects No New Financial Crisis in ‘Our Lifetimes’ (more…). Economics

Finding Your Way to Financial Freedom | Women in Consulting

Women in Consulting

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Applying analytics in financial institutions’ fight against fraud

McKinsey

Using data along with other cutting-edge tools can help organizations make better decisions and step up efforts to monitor fraudulent transactions. Our Insights

A winning partnership: Financial institutions and strategic suppliers

McKinsey

For financial institutions, working with truly strategic partners is, and should be, very different from managing other supplier relationships. Our Insights

Rickards: “Next Financial Crisis 6-8 Months Away” Got Popcorn? Gold?

MishTalk

In a Daily Mail interview, Jim Rickards says the next financial crisis is eight months away, will be BIGGER than the last and triggered by war with North Korea. “It is inevitable, it will hit us in the next six to eight months,” claims Rickards. more…). Economics

Mobile financial services in Africa: Winning the battle for the customer

McKinsey

To compete in Africa’s diverse mobile money markets, banks must offer distinctive mobile and digital services not only in payments and deposits, but across the spectrum of financial services. Our Insights

The Ghost of Financial Crises Past

Strategy+Business

Economic historian Barry Eichengreen finds telling parallels between the botched responses to the stock market crash of 1929 and the financial crisis of 2008

2014 individual market post-3R financial performance

McKinsey

2014 performance in the individual market varied among payors – most had negative margins, but ~30% of carriers’ margins were positive. Our Insights

Financial Modeling 102: 4 major types of consulting models.

Management Consulted

Research: How the Financial Crisis Drastically Increased Wealth Inequality in the U.S.

Harvard Business

We document that such a decoupling existed for the four decades before the Financial Crisis. Then the financial crisis happened. When it comes to the financial situations of households in the U.S., Patrick George/Getty Images. We live in unequal times.