Banking and Finance

Could we manage without our banking system?
Could we manage without our banking system?

The technological-based demise of Retail Banking signals the end of the last bastions of uniqueness within our global financial institutions. This poses a potentially fatal D&I dilemma for banks and regulators wrestling with their resistance to change and outdated perceptions of the value of difference.

Who's better at work, Men or Women? Ian Clarke interviewed by Maria Castro
Who's better at work, Men or Women? Ian Clarke interviewed by Maria Castro

"Men are stronger than women, in that they have more upper body strength. But that's just one nuance of the answer. Women are also stronger than men. They live longer, develop earlier and are more durable."

Regulators blind eye for white collar crime
Regulators blind eye for white collar crime

Financial markets connect investors to borrowers, multiplying and redistributing wealth within economies. But increasingly, that redistribution no longer appears equitable, threatening trust in the financial system. We looked at where regulators fit in the D&I equation.

4 traps to avoid for an effective data strategy
4 traps to avoid for an effective data strategy

Just one year into her role as Wall Street's first ever female CEO, Jane Fraser’s appointment to the only banking board with more women than men has been warm, with markets deeming her at least as capable a leader and inspiration as the men that came before her. But with around 40% of women still seeing no viable path to Executive (Finsia, 2021), finding new women to replace them from lower ranks remains a challenge.

A very Smart Connector: Ian Clarke in conversation with Jane Bayler
A very Smart Connector: Ian Clarke in conversation with Jane Bayler

Ian Clarke appeared on 'The Smart Connector' with Jane Bayler to explain how any one person has the power to change the outcome of humanity's journey for the better, if only we can learn to think differently.

Whose got more charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent - London or New York?
Whose got more charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent - London or New York?

Forget bend it like Beckham. Aerliast for The Box NYC, instructor at Brooklyn's Body and Pole and Underground Cabaret heartthrob Jacob McKee (pictured here) - like so many outstanding queer talents - has made his decision. In the lipsync battle between boardroom and stage, she done already done had herses. But who misses out more from the absence of LGBTQ+ talent in the city, and which city has LGBTQ+ talent had the biggest impact? I guess this one's a lip sync.