Blockchain is shaking up our centralized institutions, which held until now a monopoly on the creation of trust. / Philippe Rodriguez
Debates on its legitimacy include its replacement of fiat money, an ensuing prospective governance mechanism and its function akin to that of central banks.
Over one thousand start-ups, all over the world, are now challenging banks and other financial institutions. What does the global landscape look like?
Entrepreneurs in China can see in crowdfunding an alternative to venture capital in scaling up, or use it as a way to test their markets.
Today, there is a real curiosity, but above all, a need for education on the subject of Bitcoin and Ethereum protocols, as well as blockchain technology.
Regulating FinTech? Better say forcing their way into the market. Revolution ahead in the European banking business! / Tobias Pfuetze
With the growing risks of assets becoming stranded by responses to climate change, one should ask whether not adjusting their investment strategy is wise.
In developed countries, investment has been sluggish since 2008. Public banks and deposits funds can play a significant role. How have these secular institutions returned in the spotlight?
As crowdfunding becomes more accepted, it's moving into new areas. One with a lot of promise: commercial real estate.
Money is readily available nowadays, but the needs for long-term investments are far from being met. How can we change this situation?
What kinds of lessons can providers of microfinance services in developed countries learn from microfinance practices overseas?
What happens when amateurs take over a market trading room?
The rise of a new generation of technologies, performing many financial transactions from mobile phones, opens a new avenue for development
A disruptive way for SME to raise capital is putting a spotlight on the readiness of a tightly regulated securities market to adopt the openness of the Internet.
How do financial mathematics specialists imagine the markets in five to ten years? What exactly will their role look like?
The venture investor and former Facebook executive examines promising technologies and explains why most executives undervalue technical proficiency.
The Bitcoin bubble bursting is but one small part of a bigger story. The most exciting part is not speculation, but the banks' control over payment solutions.
Crowdfunding is now recognized as a reliable funding avenue for both start-ups and established firms. But the growth of the sector raises questions.
The implementation of banking regulation is being postponed indefinitely. Back to square one for global finance? An interview with Axa's founder Claude Bébéar.
Far from being constant, the structure of financial uncertainty varies throughout history: it depends on the institutional frameworks that allow the flow and recording of economic information.
Cash is the more expensive proposition for those who handle financial transactions. But it will be tough to convince people that bills and coins are a mere curio of the past.
The CEO of AXA Private Equity notes that though the private equity market will perform strongly in the long term, exits may get delayed in the new environment.
An exlusive interview of Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, about the eurozone crisis and prospects as well as the IMF new missions.
Bitcoin is a new payment application available on the internet since January 2009. It transforms the social code underlying money supply to bring about a new degree of economic freedom. Can it be seen as a new monetary reform vehicle?
Whether it comes from ethics or from theory, the impression is that the days of the contemporary speculator are numbered. Nevertheless, a theory of the speculator is possible.
Social networks are developing virtual currencies who could be used by hundreds of millions of consumers, with consequences whose scale we are just beginning to measure.
With governments and central banks struggling to save the banks, the private debt crisis has evolved into a public debt crisis. Will governments and financial institutions be able to manage the great deleveraging?
The post-financial crisis regulation has only partially addressed the challenges exposed by the collapse. / André Lévy-Lang
What possible overlap can exist between motor vehicles and the primarily virtual instruments of the financial world? / Jacques Maire
High-speed, computer-driven trading is increasingly controlling the investment markets.
The financial crisis is having a huge impact on PE. The industry simply can’t continue with business as usual and must return to basics. / Dominique Sénéquier
How should business leaders manage the conflicting logic of the industrial and the financial worlds when running an industrial company?
Is it simply a classical cyclical crisis or a structural one signaling the failure of a model?
We can build better financial models if we acquire an understanding of neuroscientific advances in how brains make decisions. / Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde
In the coming years, a market bubble could emerge, driven by a pervasive fear of global warming and U.S. government policies. / Robert Bell