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IFRS 16 – Are you Ready?

May 3, 2018

On 1 January 2019, IFRS 16 will come into effect, sounding the death knell for operating leases and starting the long process of bringing an estimated $2 trillion of off-balance sheet assets onto corporate balances sheets worldwide. The new standard will apply to all companies applying IFRS, and eventually also to those using UK GAAP […]

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Financial Crisis: Repeat or Never Again

April 27, 2018

They say generals always expect to fight their last battle again. By contrast, all those attending Redcliffe Training seminars will get to realise the importance of good strategic forecasting. Nothing is more important to business than the overall future of the global economy. But opinion is divided. Notwithstanding the generally successful global policy response to […]

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Commercial Property: Is there a shortage in the EU?

April 24, 2018

What is actually happening in EU commercial property markets? In real estate courses throughout the EU, questions of supply and demand are being urgently asked about changes in commercial markets. Step forward German research analyst Andreas Schulten from Bulwiengesa, who claims that there has been a striking lack of construction in the German office sector, […]

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The latest trends and developments in Commercial Real Estate

April 3, 2018

Commercial real estate courses have over the past few years become spectacularly interesting places to be. All the perennial concerns of real estate finance have not disappeared – far from it. But now, technology has become central to developments in Commercial Real Estate, especially construction and greenfield investment generally, and the world of real estate […]

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Banking Management in Brexit

September 19, 2017

Banks had to submit their Brexit plans to the Bank of England by 14 July. The time is now opportune to start the process of observation: how are banks actually reacting to Brexit, as opposed to the speculation that has dominated the last eighteen months. Turbulent times are expected for financial compliance too: MiFID II […]

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Due Diligence in Banking

July 11, 2017

Following the announcement that four senior bankers at Barclays will be charged with fraud relating to the raising of funds to help the bank throughout the financial crisis in 2007. Regardless of the guilt or innocence of those charged, the media and public have large will naturally question the banking industry, its transparency and the […]

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Financial Crime Compliance in the Supply Chain

June 23, 2017

Financial crime compliance has been a huge issue across not only the banking world, but the nation with the recent hacking of the NHS. This identifies a need for banking and corporate finance professionals to understand the complexities of being compliant within their supply chain, as well as their own operations. Since the evolution of […]

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CFCT gives approval to London Stock Exchange

November 29, 2016

The London Stock Exchange plc (LSE) has announced that the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued it with an Order of Registration as a Foreign Board of Trade (FBOT), allowing LSE to provide participants in the US with direct access to its electronic order entry and trade matching system. Four other FBOTS also […]

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LBOs back on the agenda for big business

November 28, 2016

Some may think the most recent financial downturn put paid to the leveraged buyout as an acquisition model, but news from the US suggests that LBO strategies are now firmly back on the agenda. Nothing illustrates this better than Goldman Sachs’ Summer proposal to raise its first leveraged buyout fund since 2008’s global financial crisis. […]

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TBML: a risk management challenge to emerging market trade finance

November 18, 2016

It is clear that in the twenty-first century trade based money laundering (TBML) presents a significant risk management challenge to those involved in global trade, particularly in emerging markets, and it is also clear that trade finance courses have a role to play in helping to identify and address the problem across multiple jurisdictions. This […]

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