Sberbank joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

By Andrei Skvarsky. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest lender, has become the country’s first bank to join the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a nonprofit whose purpose is to coordinate the engineering of an open-source reference standard and a version of the Ethereum blockchain that can address the common interests of firms in a wide range of industries. Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – September 2017 Newsletter

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle AFC Funds Performance Summary Frontier markets performed well last month as the MSCI Frontier Markets Net Total Return USD Index gained +2.0% and the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Net Total Return USD added +3.8%. At the same time, the MSCI World Index Net Total Return USD… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Warning – danger lurks here

By Capitalist Exploits. Take a look at the volume of stocks listed vs. indexes listed going all the way back to the days of bellbottoms, loud hair, and orange wallpaper. Since 1995, the supply of stocks, particularly in the US, has been shrinking faster than Trump’s approval ratings. At the same time, the number of indexes… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: This is why cryptocurrencies are worth investing in

By Dan Miller, payments officer in the Australian banking sector and contributor to Bizzmark Blog, a business journalism website. During the last 100 years, it became more than evident that occasional market crashes seem to be something that happens fairly regularly in a system controlled by central banks. Because of this, more and more economists speculate… Continue Reading

Women increasingly prominent in managing family businesses – Latin America-focused financial planner Elaine King

“Succession planning should include both genders and this can be done with clear roles and expectations,” Elaine King, an international financial planner and writer who is the founder and president of the Miami-based Latin America-focused Family and Money Matters Institute and will be leading a roundtable at the marcus evans Latin Private Wealth Management Summit* in… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Introducing bitcoin for SME payments – 7 tips

GUEST POST: Introducing bitcoin for SME payments – 7 tips By Mark Thomasson, business developer at Invoicebus, an online invoicing service based in Macedonia. Making payments on time and without any friction is one of the key elements in the world of business. As the power of the Internet is spreading to various fields, owners… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: The effect of virtual staging on real estate prices

GUEST POST: The effect of virtual staging on real estate prices By Jeena Wilson, Living room virtual staging by Spotless Agency Realtors are in a constant search of ways to sell real estate faster and for bigger money. Virtual staging is considered to be one of the following ways. Many realtors confirm the fact that… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – August 2017 Newsletter

AFC Funds Performance Summary Major equity markets were mixed this past month while frontier markets generally fared well as the MSCI Frontier Markets Net Total Return USD Index gained +3.7% this month and is now up +22.4% YTD, while the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Net Total Return USD added +1.9% this month and is up… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: How regeneration projects are affecting property investors

By Jessica Sullivan, commercial property adviser, UK. Regeneration and gentrification are often on the receiving end of much criticism, especially when locals are being priced out of the area. This has been a particularly delicate issue in London where developers are acquiring land or blocks of flats to knock down and build luxury developments on,… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Three reasons why you should trust digital currencies

By Dan Miller, payments officer in the Australian banking sector and contributor to Bizzmark Blog, a business journalism website. Even though it is clear that cryptocurrencies bring a ton of benefits to the table like lower transaction fees, immediate settlement, and the increased access options, there is still one significant downside to them. We are… Continue Reading readers to get discount for attending London forum on insurance claims transformation

Executives from dozens of insurance companies are getting together at the Connected Claims Europe conference in London on October 24-25, 2017, to look for more efficient use of information and communication technology in handling insurance claims. readers would be eligible for a discount of 200 pounds sterling off the fee for attending the conference, which… Continue Reading

US family offices to discuss future of private wealth management sector at December forum

Heads of major US single- and multi-family offices will convene in Las Vegas on December 3-5 for Private Wealth Management Summit Fall 2017 to look at the future of the industry in North America. The Summit, organised by global events management company marcus evans, will bring together senior investment executives responsible for fund management and asset allocation… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Five common mistakes of first-time house flips

By Jeffrey Kershner, Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Clickinvest, an Illinois-based real estate sourcing platform for investors. Perhaps you have seen one of the dozens of house flipping shows now on TV, or maybe you attended a seminar at the local hotel ballroom. Either way, you’re ready to give real estate investing a try.… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – July 2017 Newsletter

“I think you have to learn that there’s a company behind every stock and there’s only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing  poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies.” – Peter Lynch AFC Funds Performance Summary Most major equity markets in the world performed well this past… Continue Reading

LatAm family office top brass to convene for regular flagship event

Top figures in key Latin American single- and multi-family offices are coming together in Cancun, Mexico, on October 9-10, 2017, for a regular Latin Private Wealth Management Summit organised by global business communications company marcus evans. Founders, presidents, chief executives, chief investment officers and other senior managers of family offices will make up the majority… Continue Reading

Blockchain, IFRS 9, OTC derivatives to be discussed at GLC-arranged 2-day courses in Vienna

Event management company Global Leading Conferences (GLC) is organising two-day financial training courses in September – one on blockchain, one on IFRS 9 (the set of international financial reporting standards for financial instruments), and one on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. All the courses will be held in Vienna on the same dates, September 21-22. Blockchain 101 MasterClass… Continue Reading

Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) – June 2017 Newsletter

AFC Funds Performance Summary Rallies in frontier markets and emerging markets continued in June 2017 as the MSCI Frontier Markets Asia Net Total Return USD Index added +3.1%, while the global MSCI Frontier Markets Net Total Return USD Index returned +0.6% and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index Net Total Return Index rallied +1.0%. Worldwide, developed… Continue Reading

GUEST POST: Two events just hinted at explosive growth ahead

By Capitalist Exploits. Last Monday the administrators were called into Paladin Energy. Paladin if you’re not familiar is (or should I say was) a uranium producer. Bankruptcies happen all the time, so why should we care? Well, for starters Paladin wasn’t just any company. It was a previous market darling in the last uranium bull… Continue Reading