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vice president, SunGard’s banking business

11
Apr
2012

The temperature is rising in Asia

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So having spent three of the last four weeks in Shanghai, it was time for me to move on over the weekend. Following a 4 ½ hour flight, my flight touched down at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 2, and at 7pm as the plane coasted to a halt the captain proudly announced the outside temperature was 86 degrees. This was nothing to the temperature that, unbeknown to me would be felt inside the baggage reclaim hall.... read more

vice president, SunGard’s banking business

13
Mar
2012

Cultivating wealth management in Asia: Trends and challenges

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It is currently the rainy season here in Shanghai and as I left my hotel bound for the office this morning, it got me thinking of home. No, I was not thinking of the weather in the UK but the comparison of the Western economies to those in the East. As the Western economies continue to struggle to pull themselves out of the storm of post-crisis blues and the cyclone - the European sovereign debt situation - howling through the European Union, the weather in South East Asia looks rather rosy.... read more

vice president, SunGard’s banking business

2
Dec
2010

Financial recovery or storm clouds on the horizon?

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Since the financial world reeled in shock at that collapse of Lehman Brothers and the subsequent fallout in the world’s financial markets, the banking community has been in a mode of self preservation. Rather than lending, which generates one of the age-old assets of the banking world, banks have sought ways to preserve and protect their capital. As a result, there has been a flight to more secure assets such as government backed securities.... read more

vice president, SunGard’s banking business

28
Sep
2010

TEN trends shaping the banking industry

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I work with a great bunch of folks here at SunGard and every Monday morning, without fail, we congregate around the coffee machine and catch-up on our weekend activities. For once in my life I had little to say having spent my Sunday afternoon watching my eldest son’s football team put in a great performance, yet still losing eight nil. The discussion quickly turned back to work and the news reported by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) that the UK Financial Services Sector grew in the last three months at the fastest rate since June 2007.... read more

vice president, SunGard’s banking business

2
Sep
2010

Three little pigs or Dumbo the elephant – elephants really do fly!

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You may recall in my last blog post, ‘The wolf is at the door – if he huffs and he puffs can he blow the bank down?’ we started to explore the scenario of hikes in interest rates and the impact upon commercial lending books.... read more