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The LSE-Refinitiv deal and how data is now exchanges’ top priority. Plus: an interview with the banker overseeing the switch from Libor; the clearing reforms set to ‘disrupt’ asset management; how exchanges are responding to demand for socially conscious ESG products; the effects on trading tactics of passive investing’s popularity
Once the preserve of specialised fund managers or charity investors, responsible investing has lost its ‘tree-hugger’ image. Explicit consideration of environmental, social and governance issues has taken centre stage for asset managers as a key risk management tool
At a time when campuses are under pressure to go green, MBA students want jobs with real social purpose beyond just making money, while academic ESG research is in danger of trailing behind.
Aramco IPO lures bankers to Saudi Arabia. Plus: start-ups eye global expansion of Islamic finance; Qatar spends its way past regional embargo; foreign investors hungry for Egyptian debt; UAE banking resilience put to the test
Once a year, FT Wealth produces a special edition focused on family offices
It’s still jobs for the boys in Germany. Plus: Carrie Gracie on the fight for equal pay; gig workers’ gender pay gap; 100 women influencing UK engineering; women at the top in banking; female peacekeepers; period pain is a workplace question
What millennials want from their money; the battle over rules to protect US borrowers; do budgeting apps work?; the payroll platform helping workers escape the payday loan trap; stopping fraud against older people; the FT’s personal finance editor on money and emotion
Universal health coverage, as defined by the WHO, means all people have access to health services without danger of financial hardship. World leaders in 2015 committed to introduce UHC by 2030 as part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals but, as our report explores, there is a still a long way to go
As more devices connect to the internet, opportunities arise for hackers and criminals. Privacy advocates fear for the safety of biometric data when crossing borders, while hostile nations use ‘hybrid warfare’ to subvert and coerce. This report examines the importance of cyber security and what can be done to defend against attacks.
In this report, we have the full listing of this year’s leading FT 401 advisers, state by state. Plus: why Americans face huge generational gap on retirement savings; millennials force industry to adapt new investment trends; SEC sparks debate over ‘ugly’ IRA rollovers; and top advisers squeeze smaller rivals
Global brands face quandary as HK-China friction intensifies. Plus: why art deco is doing a roaring trade in Asia; China’s new ecommerce law upends retail landscape; the rise of ‘chat commerce’ in luxury sales online; tiaras in the ascendant; auctioneer on rising appeal of watches among younger buyers
This third chapter of our 2050 series investigates how we will make and recycle goods. Will humans still work in factories? Will there be a circular economy? And could machines be the inventors of the future?
Chainvine is partnering with winemakers and merchants to put an IoT device and a QR code on each new bottle
The Irish entrepreneur helps others avoid ‘all the mistakes’ he made on the way to a property fortune
The nature of real assets can help wealth managers achieve the primary need of many multi-generational clients
All business involves trade-offs — the key is how to innovate and thrive around them
Her decision to sell a majority stake in her company to LVMH was tough but vital
Too often, one hears advisers say ESG is all well and good but needs to form part of a ‘balanced portfolio’
Will a new wave of media barons fix broken business models and fight fake news?
The ultra-rich are forming a rapidly growing global network and are doing more deals with each other
Young urge elders to back ESG-linked projects instead of traditional philanthropy
After religious causes, education is the largest recipient of US philanthropic donations
Despite extra checks after 9/11, US Muslims support a growing range of causes
Increased interest from buyers who had put off a purchase in the wake of the referendum
Study shows 90 per cent of family fortunes are depleted by the third generation
Many fear managing a fortune after a split, but have chance to refocus their lives
The FT’s Patrick McGee explains why conversational commerce is booming
‘Chat commerce’ and VIP sites seek to rival high levels of customer service found in physical retail
Luxury groups see a chance to wrest greater brand control in this lucrative market as reforms take hold
Head of Bonhams’ Asian watch division says the house faces a challenge from retailers of pre-owned pieces
The purveyor of menswear shares the ‘surreal’ experience of designing his own timepiece
Place Vendôme’s old guard has been forced to make way for a younger crowd
Headpieces are making an appearance in the boardroom as well as the catwalk
Consumers from China to Japan recognise their own cultures’ influence on this era’s aesthetic
High-end retailers that depend heavily on Chinese buyers have to tread with care as protests intensify
A circular economy could see used goods shared or transformed into new products
The non-transparent and actively managed ETFs that are luring asset managers. Plus: the rush into marijuana funds; bond investors weigh the merits of ETFs; a China-Japan ‘feeder’ fund scheme; and the struggle to get through to retail investors