Alex Hammond, Managing Editor, bobsguide
Bobsguide spoke to Thomas C. Brown, Senior Vice President, U.S. Commercial Markets and Global Market Development, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, to discuss the issue of financial inclusion for businesses and consumers, and how better data processing can assist assessing risk, opening a new market up for financial services firms
In an exclusive interview with bobsguide, Tony gives his perspective on the state of the fintech M&A market in the U.S, and looks ahead at where the payments industry can expect growth in the future.
Simon Paris, President, Misys
We are at a critical moment in history. After many years of globalisation and global free trade, we’re now witnessing a significant slowdown, as compared to GDP growth. In fact, 2016 was the fifth consecutive year of trade growth below 3%. On the edge of a major reversal and a possible dismantling of the trade apparatus we’ve had in place over the last 50 years – under Brexit and the new US presidency – it is time to step up and step out of what the OECD calls the low-growth trap. The goal: to boost world trade and make financial inclusion a reality.
eter Crawley currently leads Citi’s franchise in South Africa and provides senior leadership in dealing with risk, franchise and business issues. He is also responsible for Citi’s treasury and trade business in Sub-Saharan Africa, spanning 11 presence and 26 non-presence countries.
Since Citi re-entered South Africa in 1995, it has grown to become the country’s sixth-largest commercial bank and its largest foreign bank. The institution focuses on the public sector and is also the third largest equity brokerage in South Africa, with capital and reserves representing over a quarter of the capital of all foreign banks in the country. bobsguide sat down with Peter to discuss his market outlook for the regions as well as understand how the fintech industry is evolving.