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Life journey: Winning in the life-insurance market

March 2014—The US life-insurance industry, in aggregate, has lost ground for 25 years. Yet a market worth tens of billions of dollars awaits companies able to seize the opportunity.more

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Uncovering hidden investment opportunities in Africa

February 2014—Recent research on the African private-equity market reveals a mismatch between supply and demand for financing that could point to investment opportunities.more


Driving lean management: An interview with the COO of TD Ameritrade

February 2014—The financial-services group’s Marv Adams explains how ridding organizations of valueless complexity can spur growth.more


Sub-Saharan Africa: A major potential revenue opportunity for digital payments

February 2014—Sub-Saharan Africa offers tantalizing potential for mobile financial services, but as yet there have been few success stories. One hurdle has been the lack of clear numbers on the size of the opportunity.more


Profit with purpose: Alternative investing for emerging markets

February 2014—Many global insurance and financial-services companies have traditionally avoided emerging markets such as Africa and Asia. In this interview, LeapFrog Investments president Andrew Kuper argues that the regions offer unprecedented opportunity.more

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Can e-trading revitalize corporate bonds?

December 2013—The mid-2013 stumble laid bare the corporate-bond market’s structural problems. Greater adoption of electronic trading may help if dealers and investors act now.more


Leading in the 21st century: An interview with Société Générale’s Frédéric Oudéa

November 2013—Société Générale’s chairman and chief executive officer, Frédéric Oudéa, reflects on qualities required to lead in turbulent times.more

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QE and ultra-low interest rates: Distributional effects and risks

November 2013—Ultra-low interest rates, in part as a result of central-bank policies since 2007, have had a very different distributional impact on governments, corporations, financial institutions, and households.more

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